Why the need for ldsessays.com?

The Gospel Topic Essays contain important doctrine and historical information that every member should know and study

This site is dedicated to the following:

  • Provide resources to share the Gospel Topic Essays with others.

  • Summarize the purpose and contents of the Essays.

  • Introduce questions concerning the history and topics covered in the Essays.

"The purpose of these essays, which have been approved by the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, has been to gather accurate information from many different sources and publications and place it in the Gospel Topics section of ChurchofJesusChrist.org, where the material can more easily be accessed and studied by Church members and other interested parties."

"The Church places great emphasis on knowledge and on the importance of being well informed about Church history, doctrine, and practices. Ongoing historical research, revisions of the Church’s curriculum, and the use of new technologies allowing a more systematic and thorough study of scriptures have all been pursued by the Church to that end. We again encourage members to study the Gospel Topics essays cited in the links below as they seek learning, even by study and also by faith.”

Gospel Topic Introduction Page on ChurchOfJesusChrist.org