Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith
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|February 14 2008|
Teachings of Presidents of the Church is a series of books published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Each book of the series briefly compiles the teachings and sermons of one of the men who has served as President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The series is not complete, with 9 books having been released by 2007.
The series began in 1997 with the release of the Brigham Young edition. The books are not being issued in the same order in which the person served as president of the church. The books are not intended to be a comprehensive collection of the words, sermons, or writings of the subject. Church members are encouraged to save the books and make a collection in their homes.
The books serve as a basis for many of the lessons presented in weekly church Relief Society and adult priesthood meetings. Each book is used as class curriculum for one or two calendar years, depending on the length of the book.
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This is the ninth in a series of books of the teachings of Presidents of the Church. It is used for personal study and for Melchizedek Priesthood and Relief Society instruction on the second and third Sundays in 2008 and 2009.
This restoration included the establishment of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and the publication of the Book of Mormon and other new scriptures. As a leader of large settlement communities, Smith also became a political and military leader in the American Midwest.
Although Smith's early Christian restorationist teachings were similar in many ways to other movements of his time, Smith was, and remains, a controversial and polarizing figure within Christianity because of his religious and social innovations, and his following, which has continued to grow to the present day.
Adherents to denominations originating from Joseph Smith's teachings currently number between thirteen and fourteen million followers. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the largest denomination with approximately 13 million members. The second largest is the Community of Christ, formerly the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, with about 250,000 members. Other have membership numbering to the tens of thousands.
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“Joseph Smith, the Prophet and Seer of the Lord, has done more, save Jesus only, for the salvation of men in this world, than any other man that ever lived in it. . . . He lived great, and he died great in the eyes of God and his people” (D&C 135:3).
The First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles have established the Teachings of Presidents of the Church series to help you deepen your understanding of the restored gospel and draw closer to the Lord through the teachings of latter-day Presidents of the Church. As the Church adds volumes to this series, you will build a collection of gospel reference books for your home. The volumes in this series are designed to be used both for personal study and for quorum and class instruction.
This book features the teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, who was called of God to open the dispensation of the fulness of times in these latter days. Between his vision of the Father and the Son in the spring of 1820 and his martyrdom in June 1844, he established The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and brought forth the fulness of the gospel, never again to be taken from the earth.
As you study the teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, seek the inspiration of the Spirit. Remember Nephi’s promise: “He that diligently seeketh shall find; and the mysteries of God shall be unfolded unto them, by the power of the Holy Ghost” (1 Nephi 10:19). Begin your study with prayer, and continue to pray and ponder in your heart as you read.
At the end of each chapter, you will find questions and scripture references that will help you understand and apply Joseph Smith’s teachings. Consider reviewing them before you read the chapter.
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