Religion C 200 – Brother Griffiths
Study Guide – Exam 2
Test information: 50 Questions, 75 points (10 True/False, 40 Multiple Choice) Dates: Wednesday, March 8 Monday, March 13 (limited Saturday & Monday hours) Late Day: Monday, Monday March 13($5.00 late fee assessed)
Location: Testing Center
Prophetic Teachings/Doctrines (50 multiple choice questions):
Gender is an Essential Characteristic
o Elder Ballard's teachings on the relationship of men, women, and the priesthood. o 5 points about the nature of gender
1. Timeless truths and timely issues
2. Priesthood and the Church
3. Different gifts, equal importance
4. Access to the Priesthood
5. The need for defenders
o We don’t know why the Lord has organized the church the way He has. o What does he want the women of the church to do? Speak up.
o President Eyring's counsel on families and the plan of God
o Families have a lot of variance within them.
o Family operates within the plan.
o Elder Bednar's teachings on the importance of gender.
o Gender plays a vital role in our eternal identity and purpose.
The Divine Role of Women
o Family Proclamation on the role of women within the family.
o Nurture of children If you want to learn more check out What is the meaning of reductionism?
o Assist as equal partners with your spouse
o Bonnie L. Oscarson 3 things women need a greater testimony about. 1. The centrality of God and Jesus Christ
2. The restoration of Church organizations
3. Temple ordinances and covenants
o Who did Sister Oscarson say women should take as their example? Jesus Christ o D. Todd Christofferson’s 3 trends that weaken the moral force of women. o Know these. There’s a question about each one
1. Motherhood is being denigrated as a career path
2. Pressure for women to be as sexually aggressive as men are
3. Erase the differences between the genders
The Divine Role of Men
o Family Proclamation on the role of men within the family.
o Equal partners with spouse
o Counsel from Church leaders and the scriptures on the role of a presiding officer. o Husband is the presiding officer, but that doesn’t mean the wife is the first counselor. They are equal partners. The wife is the coleader within the home. o Elder L. Tom Perry on the roles of a father in a family. Don't forget about the age old question of What are the salem witch trials?
o Leader, teacher, provider
o If a man asks his wife to work for extra money for luxuries, that is not okay.
Same Gender Attraction
o Church standards on samesex attraction.
o Church position on LGBT rights.
o Church supports LGBT rights as long as it doesn’t interfere with the traditional role of families.
o Fine with shared hospitalization and housing rights (for example)
o Counsel to people who experience samesex attraction within the Church. o The attraction is not a sin until it is acted upon We also discuss several other topics like What is it called when many species evolve from one ancestral species?
o Teachings of Church leaders on the cause of samesex attraction.
o We do not know. They still have agency and can choose how to live their lives. o Church policy on the children of individuals in samesex marriages. o Child can be baptized unless their primary home has samesex parents. Have to wait until 18
o Church teachings concerning divorce and the best way to avoid a divorce, especially counsel and teaching from Elder Oaks concerning divorce.
o Getting divorced isn’t the way to solve problems
o Best way to avoid divorce is not to marry an unsupportive person
o Take time to get to know the person
o Jeffrey R. Holland’s teaching concerning depression and mental illnesses. o Seek priesthood blessings and medical help when necessary
o Howard W. Hunter’s invitations to single, divorced, and widowed Church members. o No blessing will be withheld from a worthy member of the church
Eternal Covenants and Ordinances
o What is a saving ordinance? What makes it a saving ordinance and how is it different from other ordinances sanctioned by the Church?
o Savingbaptism, sacrament
o Otherbaby blessing, patriarchal blessing
o President Nelson's definitions of covenants and ordinances.
o Covenant in the gospel context: agreement between a person and the Lord in which the Lord sets the terms and we agree to accept it or not accept it We also discuss several other topics like Is rom read only memory?
o Outline of blessings of the Abrahamic covenant.
o Teachings about eternal marriage in Doctrine & Covenants 131132, meaning of the Holy Spirit of Promise.
o Marriage doesn’t last if it isn’t sealed by the Holy Spirit of Promise (ratifying power of the Holy Ghost)
The Holy Temple
o Structure of ancient temples (Tabernacle of Moses, Temple of Solomon) o Pictures on PPT
o Symbolism of temple ordinances, clothing, and practices.
o “Much of the instruction imparted in the temple is symbolic and learned by the Spirit. Temple covenants and ordinances are a powerful symbol of Christ and His Atonement.”
o Essential ordinances of the gospel symbolize the Atonement
o The garment represents sacred covenants Don't forget about the age old question of What environmental factors suggest that the concept would be successful?
We also discuss several other topics like List 4 diseases caused by spore forming bacteria. what are the symptoms of each?
o Counsel on how to get the most out of temple worship.
o “Our understanding of the meaning of the ordinances and covenants will increase as we return to the temple often with the attitude of learning and contemplating the eternal truths taught.”