Gospel Topics Essays

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Gospel Topics Essays

Postby Falasha » Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:08 am

With the announcement of more Gospel Topics essays I wanted to ask when they will be available on the Gospel Library for mobile devices. There are many gospel topics essays which are different and distinct from what is available in the Bible Dictionary. For example the definition and explanation of the gospel topic of "Grace" or the "Fall of Adam" is different in the lds.org/topics than it is in the bible dictionary. A number of essays have relevance to sunday school lessons and missionary work. For example it would be crucial for missionaries and teachers to have access on their mobile devices to the "Book of Mormon translation" topic essay, the essay on "Becoming Like God", "Race and the Priesthood", etc.

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Re: Gospel Topics Essays

Postby bcapsley1 » Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:28 pm

I agree! It would be great to have the Gospel Topics found on lds.org available in the Gospel Library. That would make it easier to access them.

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Re: Gospel Topics Essays

Postby Falasha » Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:42 pm

For example the Bible Dictionary (BD) definition of grace says that grace is an enabling power that only works until "after they have expended their own best efforts". It also says that "grace cannot suffice without total effort on the part of the recipient", "after all we can do". The Gospel Topics (GT) definition of grace refers to "spiritual healing", that we can receive by "trying to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ for the rest of our lives". This grace of God "helps us every day", "strengthens us to do good works we could not do on our own", and says that "His grace will help us overcome all our personal weaknesses".

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Re: Gospel Topics Essays

Postby aarastas » Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:40 am

Has there been any response on adding Gospel Topics Essays and Gospel Topics to the lds gospel library apps?

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Re: Gospel Topics Essays

Postby Falasha » Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:40 pm

No response yet. Elder Ballard's talk to CES should help move this forward. Elder Ballard recently said at the CES broadcast from Feb26, 2016 that "we should be the first (outside of student families) to introduce topics that will be less well-known or controversial." Ballard says, "I'm talking about polygamy. of seer stones, different accounts of the first vision. the process of translation of the book of mormon, the book of abraham, gender issues. Race and the priesthood. Heavenly Mother." He then says we need to know the gospel topics essays like the "back of your hand". If I have my smart phone in my left hand, and it has the installed LDS Gospel Library, it should have the Gospel Topics essays available for installation. Hopefully soon! Not sure where my comments here are going? Is anyone reading this?

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Re: Gospel Topics Essays

Postby aebrown » Fri Mar 04, 2016 2:05 am

Falasha wrote:Not sure where my comments here are going? Is anyone reading this?

This is just a community forum; the people who read these posts are people like you who have an interest in LDS technology. Your points are interesting, but if you want your suggestion read by someone who has influence on what happens, you need to use the Feedback link on LDS.org.

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Re: Gospel Topics Essays

Postby crazymatt » Mon May 02, 2016 11:04 am

The Gospel Topics essays are now available in the Gospel Library app in the Church History collection.

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Re: Gospel Topics Essays

Postby sbradshaw » Mon May 02, 2016 11:36 am

crazymatt wrote:The Gospel Topics essays are now available in the Gospel Library app in the Church History collection.

Good news, thanks! Most of them do fit well under Church History. There are a few, like "Are Mormons Christian" or "Becoming Like God," that are more doctrinal than historical, but I appreciate having them all grouped together anyway.
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Re: Gospel Topics Essays

Postby danpass » Mon May 02, 2016 12:04 pm

I don't see a Church History collection in the Android version of the Gospel Library app, even after doing a catalog refresh under Catalog Options.

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Re: Gospel Topics Essays

Postby lmcguire » Tue May 03, 2016 5:48 am

danpass wrote:I don't see a Church History collection in the Android version of the Gospel Library app, even after doing a catalog refresh under Catalog Options.

Same here - no sign of it.

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