Church of Jesus Christ and latter day saints (Mormons
ARTICLES OF FAITH
THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
of the Church, Vol. 4, pp. 535—541
WE believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ,
in the Holy Ghost.
believe that men will be apunished for their bow sins, and not for
believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved,
by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel.
believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are:
Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; third, Baptism by
for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of
believe that a man must be called of God, by prophecy, and by the
on of hands by those who are in authority, to preach the Gospel and
in the ordinances thereof.
believe in the same organization that existed in the Primitive Church,
namely, apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists, and so
believe in the gift of tongues, prophecy, revelation, visions, healing,
interpretation of tongues, and so forth.
believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated
we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God.
believe all that God has revealed, all that He does now reveal, and we
believe that He will yet reveal many great and important things
to the Kingdom of God.
We believe in the literal gathering of Israel and in the restoration of
the Ten Tribes; that Zion (the New Jerusalem) will be built upon the
continent; that Christ will reign personally upon the earth; and, that
the earth will be renewed and receive its paradisiacal glory.
We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the
of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them
how, where, or what they may.
We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and
in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law.
We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in
doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition
of Paul—We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many
things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything
virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after