The Doctrine and Covenants is a collection of prophetic messages that have been brought to the church by its prophet-presidents. They have been
canonized by various conferences of the Community of Christ. It begins with a number of the messages brought by Joseph Smith, Jr. and continues through the messages brought by his successors. Not all of the inspired
counsel received by the various prophets of the church have been selected for inclusion in the Doctrine and Covenants.
The sections in the Doctrine and Covenants cover a wide variety of subject matter. As with other
books of scripture, the various passages vary in their enduring quality.