Standard Works

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The Standard Works of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) consists of several books that constitute its open scriptural canon, and include the following:

The Standard Works are printed and distributed by the LDS church in a single binding called a Quadruple Combination or a set of two books, with the Bible in one binding, and the other three books in a second binding called a Triple Combination. Current editions of the standard works include a bible dictionary, photographs, maps and gazetteer, topical guide, index, footnotes, cross references, excerpts from the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible (JST) and other study aids.

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Continuing revelation

Under the Church's doctrine of continuing revelation (see the Ninth Article of Faith), Latter-day Saints believe literally in the principle of revelation from God to his children. Individual members are entitled to divine revelation for confirmation of truths, gaining knowledge or wisdom, meeting personal challenges, etc. Parents are entitled to revelation for raising their families.

Divine revelation for the direction of the entire Church comes from God to the President of the Church, who is viewed by Latter-day Saints as a prophet in the same sense as Noah, Abraham, Moses, Peter, and other biblical leaders. When prophets and General Authorities of the Church speak as "moved upon by the Holy Ghost", ...shall be scripture, shall be the will of the Lord, shall be the mind of the Lord, shall be the word of the Lord, shall be the voice of the Lord, and the power of God unto salvation.(Doctrine & Covenants 68:4). Members are encouraged to ponder these revelations and pray to determine for themselves the truthfulness of doctrine.

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