270.3: Of God and Humans (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 1, Study Notes)

“This Is My Work and My Glory”

This lesson only covers thirty-nine verses, but contains profound doctrine. Specifically, these verses illuminate the nature of God, humanity, revelation, and the Plan of Salvation.



III. Study Notes

  • Value of the Book of Moses
  • What is the Joseph Smith translation?
  • Relationship of Moses to history
  • Comments on Satan
  • Nature of the Old Testament


Class Reading: Moses 1:1-39

Additional Reading: None

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You can access my Lesson Notes here.

You can access the Annotated Reading here.


Timeline (Thanks to Brian Dillman for putting these together)



OT origins via culture/history


Discussion Part 3

Book of Moses inspired by King James Version (Parallel to Matthew 4)

Reading the Old Testament

Anachronistic Satan





Thanks to William Newman, James Estrada, and Trent Oliphant for post-production and to Steven Nelson for the bumper music.



Latest Comments

  1. Carl Gordon Pyper says:

    RE: “I would rather throw scripture under the bus than God.” Right! The Bible is NOT God. And, by the way, the Church is NOT God.


  2. Carl Gordon Pyper says:

    ???!! It appears that the reality of Satan is being discounted in this discussion; his person, presence, method/exploitation, and objective. I have four pages of single-spaced notes and (mainly) direct Bible quotations regarding the nature of Satan.

    I do not see, nor have I observed, “The devil made me do it” attitude prevalent among any individual practicing Christians, including LDS Christians, or Christian organization.

    Satan is an ever-present opportunist, who neither creates anything nor gives anything of value, whose “power”/influence is null and void to anyone who makes conscious decisions to pursue a life of enjoyment of the immense pleasures of virtue.


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