Chronological Doctrinal Development in Church History

March 1830
D&C 19:6-12: “Eternal punishment is God’s punishment.”

April 1830
D&C 20: Church is organized
D&C 20:38-59: Priesthood offices: Elder, Priest, Teacher, Deacon
D&C 21:4: “…the church… shalt give heed unto all [Joseph’s] words and commandments which he shall give unto you as he receiveth them…”
D&C 22:1-4: Baptism is required, even for those baptized already in another church

July 1830
D&C 26: The law of common consent

August 1830
D&C 27:2 – “…it mattereth not what ye shall eat or what ye shall drink when ye partake of the sacrament…”

September 1830
D&C 28:2: “…no one shall be appointed to receive commandments and revelations in this church excepting my servant Joseph Smith Jun.”
D&C 29:34: “…all things unto me are spiritual…”
D&C 29:36: “…a third part of the hosts of heaven turned he away from me…” Continue reading