There are three sections of the Doctrine and Covenants associated with the Church's organization. All were given at the home of Peter Whitmer Sr., in Fayette, New York.
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Surely, the restoration of the priesthood qualifies as one of the greatest blessings of the restoration. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints rests upon the claim of divine authority. Without divine authority, our worship and ordinances would be in vain.
The first principles and ordinances of the gospel describe the steps of the journey we are each on to come to be at-one again with God. Stephen E. Robinson in Believing Christ illustrates our mortal condition with a story.
The professor drew a triangle in the sky above the figure, labeling this as God, and then astoundingly drew a line connecting God to the stickperson. He labeled this as "conduit revelation" and immediately and decisively marked an X right through it declaring that direct communication between God and people does not exist.
A course could easily be taught on the First Vision of the Prophet Joseph Smith which would last the whole of the year. There is so much to be learned and so little time to discuss it as a class, it truly requires study, meditation, pondering and prayer at home where the Spirit can touch the learner to understand the great truths of this remarkable theophany.