President Thomas S. Monson said, “The entire message of the New Testament breathes a spirit of awakening to the human soul” (“The Spirit Giveth Life,” Ensign, June 1997, 2). As you study the New Testament you will come to better know Jesus Christ. In addition to learning more about the life, ministry, and Atonement of the Savior, your study of the New Testament will help you learn more about the Church of Jesus Christ as established by the Savior. You will also better understand the epistles of Paul and the symbolism used in the book of Revelation. Religion 211 covers the four Gospels; Religion 212 covers Acts-Revelation.
Why do I need a manual?
The New Testament institute manual, The Life and Teachings of Jesus and His Apostles, will help you get more out of your study of the New Testament. It gives historical background and explains difficult scripture passages. You will also find maps, calendars, time lines, and charts that will increase your understanding of the New Testament.