If you have any questions or concerns please contact Evan Sharley at Gileriodekel@Gmail.com.
Is this an official Community of Christ website?
This project is not sponsored or endorsed by Community of Christ or any other Latter Day Saint sect.
If you use a kindle to read books I highly recommend getting the official Community of Christ kindle edition.
I also highly recommend getting a printed copy from Herald House Publishing. I have one and I encourage you to get one as well. There’s nothing that quite beats a physical copy of the scriptures.
What is the purpose of this website?
Doctrine and Covenants. Section 1:6A teaches:
“And again, verily I say unto you, O inhabitants of the earth, I, the Lord, am willing to make these things known unto all flesh, for I am no respecter of persons,”
Additionally, section 42:15B teaches:
“And I give unto you a commandment, that then ye shall teach [the scriptures] unto all men; for they shall be taught unto all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people.”
In order for us to be “no respecter of persons” and to teach the scriptures to everyone we must understand that there are many people whos financial situations bar them from being able to expend the resources to purchase a copy. In light of this, the goal of this project is to create a resource which gives people easy and free access to the word of God as understood by Community of Christ.
How do you link to a section / verse?
Linking to sections is very easy. If you want to link to a specific section you simply put a slash and then the section number at the and of the url. For example, to link to section 2 you would use https://doctrine-and-covenants.com/2/.
If you want to link to a specific verse within a section, after the url put a hashtag and the verse number. For example, to link to section 2:6 you would use https://doctrine-and-covenants.com/2/#6
Additionally, you can link to specific sub-verses as well. For example, to link to Section 2:6D you would use https://doctrine-and-covenants.com/2/#6D
Why are there historical contexts?
Revelation is given in response to questions that we have for the Divine. If we don’t understand the historical context which sparked those questions then we only have half the story.
I have tried to strike a balance between being thorough and brief with the historical introductions in order to show how the revelation came about.
What if I don’t agree with the historical context?
If you have done the same and come to different conclusions, that is wonderful! I am excited that you have a different perception than I do, and I think we can learn a lot from each other.
Why are some of the section numberings wrong when I click on the sources for the earliest sources, Book of Commandments, 1835 D&C, and 1844 D&C?
The highest quality scans of these documents are provided by the Joseph Smith Papers Project, which seeks to archive and digitize as many documents regarding Joseph Smith Jr.’s life as possible.
This project is run by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and they have reflected their contemporary section numbering system within this project.