125.2: The Great and Dreadful Day of the Lord; OT Lesson 48 (Study Notes)

January 2, 2015

Engaging Gospel Doctrine

“The Great and Dreadful Day of the Lord”


Class Member Reading: Zechariah 10; 11; 12; 13; 14; Malachi 1; 2; 3; 4; 1 Nephi 22:15-17, 19; D&C 2; D&C 110:13-16

Additional Reading: D&C 45

Other Reading: None


The Second Coming (or “Day of the Lord” in Old Testament language) is the blockbuster of scripture topics. But focus on the sensational aspects can distract us from more important questions. This portion discusses beliefs about the end of the world from a historical-critical perspective.


You can access the Annotated Reading here (or PDF).

You can access the Lesson Notes here (or PDF).




Previous Episodes

Law of Tithing, BCC

Tithable Income, BCC

Tithing, Encyclopedia of Mormonism 

Meaning of “Income“, Investopedia

Meaning of “Great and Dreadful Day of the Lord”, by BYU Professor Dana Pike

“It’s Time to Start Building Zion”, FMH



Thanks to Steven Nelson for the bumper music, and to James Estrada, William Newman, and Jim Henderson for their editing help this past year!