Other Scripture Songs
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“The heavens are open”
Come, Follow Me Companion Program
Want to enhance your Come, Follow Me study? Wishing to “ponderize” a weekly verse? Searching for better ways to engage your children?
Our program of Come, Follow Me scripture songs may be what you’re looking for. Throughout 2021, we are releasing weekly scripture songs that correspond with the Come, Follow Me schedule. Our songs cover important passages from the Doctrine and Covenants, Joseph Smith History, and Church proclamations.
Incorporating our scripture songs into your study is easy. Simply listen to that week’s song at the beginning and end of your personal or family scripture study. By the middle of the week, do your best to sing along. By the end of the week, you will have it learned!
With periodic review (made simple with our YouTube playlist), you can finish the year having pondered and memorized 43 passages from the Doctrine and Covenants, plus Joseph Smith’s first vision account and the full text of “The Living Christ” and “The Restoration Proclamation.” These scriptures will then be a source of strength, hope, and truth for the rest of your life!
If you’re the planning type, here is our full release schedule:
The Family: A Proclamation to the World
Family Proclamation, paragraph 2 All human beings—male and female—are created in the image of God. Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents, and, as such, each has a divine nature and destiny. . . .
The Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ: A Bicentenniel Proclamation to the World
The Restoration Proclamation, Heading The Restoration of the Fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ: A Bicentennial Proclamation to the World
The First Presidency and Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
This proclamation was read by President Russell M. Nelson as part of his message at the 190th Annual General Conference, April 5, 2020, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The Restoration Proclamation, Paragraph 1 We solemnly proclaim that God loves His children in every nation of the world. God the Father has given us the divine birth, the incomparable life, and the infinite atoning sacrifice of His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ. By the power of the Father, Jesus rose again and gained the victory over death. He is our Savior, our Exemplar, and our Redeemer.
The Restoration Proclamation, Paragraph 2 Two hundred years ago, on a beautiful spring morning in 1820, young Joseph Smith, seeking to know which church to join, went into the woods to pray near his home in upstate New York, USA. He had questions regarding the salvation of his soul and trusted that God would direct him.
The Restoration Proclamation, Paragraph 3 In humility, we declare that in answer to his prayer, God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, appeared to Joseph and inaugurated the “restitution of all things” (Acts 3:21) as foretold in the Bible. In this vision, he learned that following the death of the original Apostles, Christ’s New Testament Church was lost from the earth. Joseph would be instrumental in its return.
The Restoration Proclamation, Paragraph 4 We affirm that under the direction of the Father and the Son, heavenly messengers came to instruct Joseph and re-establish the Church of Jesus Christ. The resurrected John the Baptist restored the authority to baptize by immersion for the remission of sins. Three of the original twelve Apostles—Peter, James, and John—restored the apostleship and keys of priesthood authority. Others came as well, including Elijah, who restored the authority to join families together forever in eternal relationships that transcend death.
The Restoration Proclamation, Paragraph 5 We further witness that Joseph Smith was given the gift and power of God to translate an ancient record: the Book of Mormon—Another Testament of Jesus Christ. Pages of this sacred text include an account of the personal ministry of Jesus Christ among people in the Western Hemisphere soon after His Resurrection. It teaches of life’s purpose and explains the doctrine of Christ, which is central to that purpose. As a companion scripture to the Bible, the Book of Mormon testifies that all human beings are sons and daughters of a loving Father in Heaven, that He has a divine plan for our lives, and that His Son, Jesus Christ, speaks today as well as in days of old.
The Restoration Proclamation, Paragraph 6 We declare that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, organized on April 6, 1830, is Christ’s New Testament Church restored. This Church is anchored in the perfect life of its chief cornerstone, Jesus Christ, and in His infinite Atonement and literal Resurrection. Jesus Christ has once again called Apostles and has given them priesthood authority. He invites all of us to come unto Him and His Church, to receive the Holy Ghost, the ordinances of salvation, and to gain enduring joy.
The Restoration Proclamation, Paragraphs 7–8 Two hundred years have now elapsed since this Restoration was initiated by God the Father and His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ. Millions throughout the world have embraced a knowledge of these prophesied events.
We gladly declare that the promised Restoration goes forward through continuing revelation. The earth will never again be the same, as God will “gather together in one all things in Christ” (Ephesians 1:10).
The Restoration Proclamation, Paragraph 9 With reverence and gratitude, we as His Apostles invite all to know—as we do—that the heavens are open. We affirm that God is making known His will for His beloved sons and daughters. We testify that those who prayerfully study the message of the Restoration and act in faith will be blessed to gain their own witness of its divinity and of its purpose to prepare the world for the promised Second Coming of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
The Living Christ: The Testimony of the Apostles
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