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For a brief overview of D&C 68 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 9 or Church History in the Fulness of Times, chapter 10.
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- D&C 68:10. Signs are said to follow those that believe here. In the next verse, 11, the "signs of the times" are mentioned. How should these two verses be read in light of each other? What is the relationship between signs of those that believe and the signs of the times? Is the believer a type of "the Son of Man" (v. 11)? If so, how does this affect the way we read the surrounding verses? If not, how else might this be read?
- D&C 68:25. Why is this verse qualified with the phrase "as parents have children in Zion, or in any of her stakes which are organized"?
- D&C 68:26. Would this verse mean the same thing if command were substituted for law?
- D&C 68:26. This law seems to be directed at Zion and her stakes. What are the implications of this law for the stakes in Zion? What does it mean for a stake to put the sin of the child on the heads of the parents in these cases where the child hasn't been properly taught?
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