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Gramps,

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints professes to be a church that continues to receive inspiration and revelation from the Lord. It is perhaps one of the primary premises for the argument of a restored church. With that said, why have there not been further revelations and additions to the Doctrine & Covenants? The last revelation added to modern day scripture was the manifesto granting the Melchizedek Priesthood to all worthy males. I know when the General Authorities of the Church speak, we are receiving instruction and counsel, but why have the canon of revelations not been incorporated into the scriptures?

Wayne

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Wayne,

As members of the Church we proclaim,

“We believe all that God has revealed, all that he does now reveal, and we believe that he will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the kingdom of God.”

Revelation is manifested when God speaks directly to his servants the prophets, and then these prophets share with us what the Lord has shared. Thus, continued revelation is manifested at General Conference, Stake Conference, Stake Trainings, Ward Trainings, etc…

Some examples of modern revelation are: The Family: A Proclamation to the World and The Living Christ: The Testimony of the Apostles. We are blessed with updates to the Church Handbooks of Instruction.

All of this information has been received by revelation for the learning of existing and new generation members.

As pertaining to why some of these haven’t been added, that is known to God, but for a wise purpose they have still been given.

 

Gramps

 

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