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The Bible and Its Role in the Restoration

TitleThe Bible and Its Role in the Restoration
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1979
AuthorsMatthews, Robert J.
Issue Number7
Date PublishedJuly 1979
KeywordsAccountability; Education; Literary Style; Marriage; Restoration; Scripture Study; Smith, Joseph, Jr.; Three Degrees of Glory

The Bible played a vital role in the Restoration of the gospel. The angel Moroni used biblical verses to instruct Joseph Smith. Many basic doctrines of the Church, including the age of accountability, three degrees of glory, and celestial marriage, were developed as a result of Joseph’s efforts to translate the Bible. The literary style of the Book of Mormon was adopted from the Bible.