Doctrine and Covenants 30 to 36 -“You Are Called to Preach My Gospel”

In these chapters, four men are called in September and October 1830 to preach to the Lamanites, a mission with far-reaching consequences. The four men (Oliver Cowdery, Peter Whitmer Jr., Parley P. Pratt, and Ziba Peterson) visited briefly with the Seneca Indians, and then they went to Mentor, Ohio, to see Sidney Rigdon. Rigdon was converted and went with Edward Partridge to see Joseph Smith in Fayette, New York. There Rigdon was called to be Joseph’s scribe, and Partridge was converted. The following resources will provide context and meaning for the messages of sections 30 to 36.

 

“A Mission to the Lamanites,” Richard Dilworth Rust, Revelations in Context (D&C 30, 32)

“The Faith and Fall of Thomas Marsh,” Kay Darowski, Revelations in Context (D&C 31)

“Ezra Thayer: From Skeptic to Believer,” Matthew McBride, Revelations in Context (D&C 33)

“Orson Pratt’s Call to Serve,” Matthew McBride, Revelations in Context (D&C 34)

“Go to the Ohio,” Elizabeth Maki, Revelations in Context (D&C 35, 36, 37, 38)

“Peter Whitmer,” Susan Easton Black, Doctrine and Covenants Central

“Thomas Baldwin Marsh,” Susan Easton Black, Doctrine and Covenants Central

“Parley P. Pratt,” Susan Easton Black, Doctrine and Covenants Central

“Ezra Thayre,” Susan Easton Black, Doctrine and Covenants Central

“Northrop Sweet,” Susan Easton Black, Doctrine and Covenants Central

“Sidney Rigdon,” Susan Easton Black, Doctrine and Covenants Central

“Historical Context and Background of D&C 30,” Steven C. Harper, Doctrine and Covenants Contexts

“Historical Context and Background of D&C 31,” Steven C. Harper, Doctrine and Covenants Contexts

“Historical Context and Background of D&C 32,” Steven C. Harper, Doctrine and Covenants Contexts

“Historical Context and Background of D&C 33,” Steven C. Harper, Doctrine and Covenants Contexts

“Historical Context and Background of D&C 34,” Steven C. Harper, Doctrine and Covenants Contexts

“Historical Context and Background of D&C 35,” Steven C. Harper, Doctrine and Covenants Contexts

“Historical Context and Background of D&C 36,” Steven C. Harper, Doctrine and Covenants Contexts

“Peter Whitmer,” Susan Easton Black, Doctrine and Covenants Central

“Thomas Baldwin Marsh,” Susan Easton Black, Doctrine and Covenants Central

“Parley P. Pratt,” Susan Easton Black, Doctrine and Covenants Central

“Ezra Thayre,” Susan Easton Black, Doctrine and Covenants Central

“Northrop Sweet,” Susan Easton Black, Doctrine and Covenants Central

“Sidney Rigdon,” Susan Easton Black, Doctrine and Covenants Central