Doctrinal New Testament Commentary: Volumes 1-3
"Understandest thou what thou readest?"
So asked Philip of one who was diligently searching the scriptures.
"How can I," came the answer, "except some man should guide me."
Jesus said: "Search the scriptures," and gave the promise, "Whoso treasureth up my word, shall not be deceived."
Today the Lord's command is: "Teach one another the doctrine of the kingdom."
He includes the full text from the King James version of the bible, broken down into consumable and logical parts. Where applicable, he includes the Joseph Smith translatio ...more
Seriously, this series was great. There were several spots, scattered throughout the three volumes, where I do not think he was right. For example, while it may be true that we are given blessings here in this mortal world based on things we did in the pre-mortal life, I do not believe that those who are in less favorable positions in this ...more
I was really struck by how many times they mentioned temporal work being necessary for your salvation. I think lots of people think that if they are spiritual enough, temporal things just aren't important. I would say, read the New Testament and you will see it just ain't true. Work is essential to our salvation!
This was awesome: You are rewarded for being patient!
271: Futur ...more
I took the whole year to finish. I love to read Bruce R. McConkie. Sometimes he is repetitive, but that is how we learn. I love having a companion to read side by side with my scriptures. I learn so much more.
McConkie served in the First Council of the Seventy of the LDS Church from 1946 until his calling to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in 1972, where he served until his death in 1985.
During his service as a general authority, he published several doctrinal books an ...more