Preface from Mormon Doctrine
This work on Mormon Doctrine is designed to help persons seeking salvation to gain that knowledge of God and his laws without which they cannot hope for an inheritance in the celestial city.
Since it is impossible for a man to be saved in ignorance of God and his laws, and since man is saved no faster than
he gains knowledge of Jesus Christ and the plan of salvation, it follows that men are obligated at their peril to learn and apply the true doctrines of the gospel.
This gospel compendium will enable men, more effectively, to "teach one another the doctrine of the kingdom;" to "be instructed more perfectly in theory, in principle, in doctrine, in the law of the gospel, in all things that pertain unto the kingdom of God, that are expedient" for them "to understand." (D. & C. 88:77-78.)
For the work itself, I assume sole and full responsibility.
Salt Lake City, Utah
June 1, 1958
Bruce R. McConkie
Republished: January 1993
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By John W., Submitted on 2015-02-25
Along with THE ARTICLES OF FAITH by James E. Talmage this is one of the two or three best books ever written on the subject of Mormon doctrine. Highly controversial in some circles because of the author's opinionated writing style it is nevertheless so well grounded in the scriptures and the revelations of Joseph Smith that it inspires as well as the scriptures themselves. It is one of very few books of which the Holy Ghost has testified to me. Highly Recommended. I would give it six stars if I could.
By Noel, Submitted on 2015-02-25
If permitted I would like to base my review on the original publication of 1958, duly signed personally by Bruce R. McConkie, when he was a member of The First Council of Seventy. I have found the volume over almost 50 years to have been a very valuable and faithful guide to my understanding of the Scriptures. I have been so impressed that I am looking forward to acquiring a new version as a wonderful gift for the future generation. It is alphabetical in layout,easy to follow, and fully furnished with all available scriptural/Standard Works references. I highly recommend Mormon Doctrine to young and old as a constant and ready guide to the Word of God.
By Jay, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Mormon Doctrine is a tremendous resource for any member of the LDS faith. It can be a great resource for any gospel student that is serious about learning of the restored gospel. Elder McConkie is one of the few legendary scholars that the LDS church has produced and to regard his work as flawed simply because some topics have become 'politically incorrect' is a ridiculous assumption.