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Last Update: 5/2013

Mormons consider the Pearl of Great Price to be sacred scripture comparable to the bible.  It is also the source of many doctrinal beliefs unique to the LDS church with teachings such as:

- Plurality of gods 
- The earth being “organized” from existing matter versus created out of nothing (ex-nihilo)
- The Priesthood
- Pre-mortal existence
- Other inhabited worlds in the cosmos and Kolob (the star nearest the planet where God lives)

The Pearl of Great Price contains the Book of Moses, the Book of Abraham (with facsimiles 1-3), a small translation of the Book of Matthew (mainly chapter 24), the Joseph Smith History and the Articles of Faith.

Please refer to the drop-down tabs in the “POGP” section for detailed issues regarding the writings in the Pearl of Great Price.