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Elder van Thiel’s remarkable scripture reference guide

Scriptural answers to many gospel questions

My wife and I had the privilege of serving with Elder Storm van Thiel during our mission in New Zealand.  Elder van Thiel is from South Africa, and he had compiled a wonderful reference guide for answering many gospel questions.  He titled his list ‘DOCTRINAL CONCERNS — MODERN REVELATION’.  His guide follows:

• Abortion -- What is the Church's stand? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Doctrine and Covenants 59:6
• Angels -- Have angelic visitations ceased?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Moroni 7:29
• Apostasy -- Did Christ's original church fall into a state of apostasy? . . Doctrine and Covenants 138:44
• Apostasy -- How can family traditions facilitate apostasy?  . . . . . . . . Alma 9:16-17
• Apostasy -- How can worldly philosophies facilitate apostasy? . . . . . . . Joseph Smith History 1:19
• Apostasy -- Is there a true church on the earth today?  . . . . . . . . . . Doctrine and Covenants 1:30
• Apostasy -- Why are there so many churches on the earth?  . . . . . . . . . 2 Nephi 26:20-21
• Apostasy -- Has the Bible been changed from its initial form? . . . . . . . 1 Nephi 13:24-29
• Apostasy -- Why isn't an apostasy clearly predicted in the Bible? . . . . . 1 Nephi 13:26
• Atonement -- The magnificence and the power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alma 7:11-13
• Authority -- Why do we need authority from God to act in His name?  . . . . Article of Faith #5
• Authority -- Can I interpret the Bible by myself? . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alma 13:20 
• Authority -- How does God reveal His will?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Doctrine and Covenants 28:2,7
• Baptism -- The proper mode of baptism, the authority and immersion  . . . . 3 Nephi 11:24-26
• Baptism -- This ordinance is a commandment of the Lord! . . . . . . . . . . 3 Nephi 27:20
• Baptism -- The reward of receiving this ordinance . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Nephi 11:33
• Baptism -- Why should baptism be performed? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Nephi 31:5
• Baptism -- When should baptism be performed?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alma 7:15
• Baptism -- What authority is required to baptize? . . . . . . . . . . . . . Doctrine and Covenants 20:73
• Baptism -- What are the spiritual qualifications for baptism? . . . . . . . Doctrine and Covenants 20:37
• Baptism -- At what age should children be baptized? . . . . . . . . . . . . Doctrine and Covenants 68:27
• Baptism -- Was baptism performed in Old Testament times?  . . . . . . . . . Moses 6:64-68
• Baptism for the dead -- Why would we baptize for the dead?  . . . . . . . . Doctrine and Covenants 128:6-8
• Baptism for the dead -- When did this practice start? . . . . . . . . . . . Doctrine and Covenants 127:4-6
• Baptism for the dead -- Where should these baptisms be performed? . . . . . Doctrine and Covenants 124:33
• Bible -- Have plain and precious parts of the Bible been removed? . . . . . 1 Nephi 13:24-29
• Book of Mormon -- Do we need more scripture?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Nephi 29:6-10
• Book of Mormon -- Add no more to the Book of Mormon . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Nephi 14:25-29
• Book of Mormon -- Did Christ really appear in the Americas? . . . . . . . . 3 Nephi 15:12-21
• Cain's mark -- A dark skin and a curse  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alma 3:6-16
• Cain's mark -- Why were some nations denied the priesthood? . . . . . . . . Official Declaration #2
• Chastity -- Is chastity found in the practice of plural marriage? . . . . . Jacob 2:27-35
• Chastity -- What is the law of chastity & consequences for obedience  . . . 3 Nephi 12:27-30
• Chastity -- How do I keep the law of chastity?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Doctrine and Covenants 121:45
• Chastity -- Can I be forgiven for violating the law of chastity?  . . . . . Doctrine and Covenants 42:25-26
• Chastity -- Why is it important to obey the law of chastity?  . . . . . . . Alma 39:3-9
• Creation -- How did Jesus Christ participate in the Creation? . . . . . . . 3 Nephi 9:15
• Creation -- How were things created initially?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Moses 3:5
• Creation -- How many worlds have been created?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Moses 1:33
• Church attendance -- Why should I attend church?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . Doctrine and Covenants 59:9-14
• Church name -- What should be the correct name of the Church? . . . . . . . 3 Nephi 27:8
• Church numbers -- Are there truly only two churches?  . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Nephi 14:
• Church numbers -- Why are there so many churches today? . . . . . . . . . .

 


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