Welcome to the New Testament!
This section of the website is designed to assist teachers and individuals in their personal study of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The format is based upon the standard lessons for New Testament Gospel Doctrine as far as the basic area of study. I've tried to provide additional insights and commentary on the meaning of the scriptures as taught by the writer.
I believe that in many of our Gospel Doctrine classes we only look at the basic information provided in the lessons year by year instead of digging deeper and getting more information from the scriptures. This can sometimes make our lessons stale, and not very interesting. There are many profound truths that can be of benefit to teacher/student. I don't claim to have found them all :) but I do provide new and additional insights that can be helpful. It is my hope that this information can help improve gospel doctrine lessons, personal scripture study, and help individuals gain a stronger testimony of Jesus Christ through the information herein.
Please contact me if you find any issues/errors with what is being taught. It should always be sourced with where the information came from to help you in your understanding of why it is being taught.
Here are a few additional links you may find useful in your study of the New Testament:
Scriptural Citation Index - a site that provides references to talks/articles based upon specific scriptural references
New Testament Origin Part1 - Ensign Article concerning the formation of the New Testament.
New Testament Origin Part2 - Ensign Article concerning Dark Ages and Translations
New Testament Origin Part3 - Ensign Article concerning Printing Translations and the translators difficulties
New Testament Origin Part4 - Ensign Article concerning King James Version
Conference Reports - Old Conference Reports not on the LDS site
Journal of discourses - Discourses recorded by individuals as they were given - dubious authority
Teachings of Joseph Smith Aditional Link - 1922 Teachings 1938
Lectures On Faith
Bible Lexicon - Word Usage as found in the bible - Greek Dictionary, etc. (Very useful for learning the author's original meaning... not English meaning)
Harmony of the Gospels - Shows the event as recorded in different books
LDS Site Harmony of the Gospels - Shows the events as recorded in different gospels
Miracles of Jesus in Harmony - Shows the Miracles Performed by Jesus in different gospels
Catholic Bible - Including some Apocryphal writings of Interest
The following information is provided as a service to users of this site. I have to my best ability confirmed that the information herein is doctrinally correct, but this website is not an official site of the church and I do not claim to represent the church in any way. I would request you follow the admonition of Paul to prove all things hold fast to that which is good.
What is Mormon Doctrine and how is it to be determined?
Mormon Newsroom - article 4 May 2007
Not every statement made by a Church leader, past or present, necessarily constitutes doctrine.
Some doctrines are more important than others and might be considered core doctrines.
The mistake that public commentators often make is taking an obscure teaching that is peripheral to the Church’s purpose and placing it at the very center.
Joseph Fielding Smith clarifies how members need to compare what church leaders teach to the standard works:It makes no difference what is written or what anyone has said, if what has been said is in conflict with what the Lord has revealed, we can set it aside. My words, and the teachings of any other member of the Church, high or low, if they do not square with the revelations, we need not accept them. Let us have this matter clear. We have accepted the four standard works as the measuring yardsticks, or balances, by which we measure every man’s doctrine. You cannot accept the books written by the authorities of the Church as standards in doctrine, only in so far as they accord with the revealed word in the standard works.
Doctrines of Salvation, comp. Bruce R. McConkie, 3 vols., (Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1954–56), 203.