Date: June 19, 2017 11:46AM
How well do you know the doctrines of the glorious gospel? Knowing the truth is a glorious blessing as this scripture declares.http://classic.scriptures.lds.org/en/john/8/32#32
"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."
Take this 5 question quiz and truthfully report your score using the answer key below. Remember the following scripture when doing so.http://classic.scriptures.lds.org/en/2_ne/9/34#34
"Wo unto the liar, for he shall be thrust down to hell."
1. On May 1, 1843, according to the History of the Church, what did Joseph Smith reveal regarding ancient records that came into his possession:
A. He announced that he had a translation of some ancient records that have fallen into their hands from the catacombs of Egypt containing the writings of Abraham.
B. Through the Urim and Thummin he received the following vision as written on a parchment of John: "I saw a pillar of light exactly over my head .... I was answered that I must join none of them ...."
C. He wrote: "I have translated a portion of them [i.e. Kinderhook Plates], and find they contain the history of the person with whom they were found. He was a descendant of Ham, through the loins of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and that he received his kingdom from the Ruler of heaven and earth."
D. He gave an account by Moroni take from the 24 plates found by the people of Limhi about those millions of ancient inhabitants who were destroyed by the hand of the Lord upon the face of the north country in the Americas approximately 2600-2700 years ago.
2. Elder Paul H. Dunn, as a representative of the Lord, told some stories about professional sports.
A. He never claimed to have been on any professional sports team.
B. He claimed to have signed a contract with the Ontario Orioles in the "Class C" Sunset League & practiced only a few weeks with them.
C. He claimed to have signed a contract with the St. Louis Cardinals but only having played in the minor leagues & emphasizing that he never made the Majors.
D. He claimed to play for the St. Louis Cardinals, a major league baseball team in St. Louis, Missouri. During his career he pitched for Joe DiMaggio of the Yankees, Ted Williams, Willie Mays, and other greats.
hint: see https://www.lds.org/general-conference/speakers?speaker=Paul-H.-Dunn&lang=eng&encoded=true
for some of his sermons
3. Which best describes what the canonized scriptures teach us about the papyri that Joseph Smith had and the Book of Abraham.
A. Its the writings of Abraham, while he was in Egypt, which were written by Abraham's own hand upon papyrus. In the 1960's the Church regained possession of portions of the actual papyri used, such as the viginette for Fascimile 1. In this particular Facsimile we get an explanation/translation of particular images as being those of the idolatrous gods of Elkenah, Libnah, Mahmackrah, and others.
B. There was some papyri which Joseph Smith had in his possession but none of it that is part of the Book of Abraham and his facsimiles were ever found.
C. With the papyri in his possession that had nothing at all to do with Abraham, God inspired Joseph Smith with a unique revelation of the translation of an ancient authentic Abraham document = our Book of Abraham.
D. The Church doesn't claim it as canonized scripture and doesn't claim that Joseph Smith got any correct explanations/translations for any of the papyri now in the Church's possession.
4. In his first known account of the First Vision the prophet Joseph Smith said:
A. He gave an account of how one glorious being visited him - "A piller of light above the brightness of the sun at noon day come down from above and rested upon me and I was filled with the spirit of God and the Lord opened the heavens upon me and I saw the Lord and he (not they) spake unto me saying, Joseph my son thy sins are forgiven thee. Go thy way, walk in my statues, and keep my commandments. Behold I (not we) am the Lord of glory."
B. He gave an account of how two glorious beings visited him - "I saw a pillar of light exactly over my head .... When the light rested upon me I saw two Personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other—This is My Beloved Son. Hear Him! ... I was answered that I must join none of them ...."
C. He never said anything about any beings visiting him in his first account.
D. We have no idea about any accounts ever given by Joseph Smith except for what is in the Pearl of Great Price.
5. Which of the following best describes what Brigham Young, the longest serving prophet in LDS history and the namesake of the beloved BYU brand, taught us about marriage between one man and one woman.
A. Each man should be married to precisely one woman who is of the same race and interracial marriage is prohibited.
B. Monogamy has no part of the economy of heaven among men. Such a system was commenced by the founders of the Roman empire and it is nothing but a system established by a set of robbers. It has been so fruitful a source of prostitution and whoredom throughout all the Christian monogamic cities until rottenness and decay are at the root of their institutions both national and religious. If anyone marries outside their race then the law of the Lord will always be death on the spot.
C. Marriage between one man and one woman is ordained of God, regardless of the race of either one, and that this type of family is central to the Creator's plan for the eternal destiny of his Children.
D. Its unclear what Brigham Young ever taught about marriage regarding the number of wives or interracial marriage. His focus was on the pioneer development of Utah and other places in the intermountain west so the Saints could escape persecution from the wicked as they built Zion.
1=C; 2=D; 3=A; 4=A; 5=B