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- D&C 33 is addressed to __
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For a brief overview of D&C 33 in historical relation to the rest of the Doctrine & Covenants, see Historical Overview of the Restoration Scriptures. For lengthier discussions of the historical setting, see Historical Context of the Doctrine & Covenants, chapter 6 or Church History in the Fulness of Times, chapter 7.
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- D&C 33:17-18: Keeping our lamps trimmed. Regarding the symbolism of keeping our lamps trimmed, see the discussion of the bride and bridegroom and the marriage supper of the Lamb in connection with Matt 25:1-13 (Parable of the Ten Virgins).
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- D&C 33:3-4. If the field is white, in other words, ripe for harvest (verse 3) how can it also be that the vineyard has become completely corrupted (verse 4)?
- D&C 33:3-4. Does “they” refer to the few who do good?
- D&C 33:3-4. To whom does “all” refer? Everyone living, all priests, someone or something else?
- D&C 33:5. What does it mean to say that the Church has been “called forth out of the wilderness"? The reference seems to be to the story of Moses and Israel. How is that story relevant?
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- D&C 33 was first included in the Doctrine & Covenants in the 18__ edition.
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