The Articles of Faith
The Church of
(Source: Pearl of Great Price)
Articles of Faith 1
We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus
Christ, and in the Holy Ghost.
Articles of Faith 2
We believe that men will be punished for their own sins, and not
for Adam's transgression.
Articles of Faith 3
We believe that through the atonement of Christ, all mankind may
be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel.
Articles of Faith 4
We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel
are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; third, Baptism by
immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy
Articles of Faith 5
We believe that a man must be called of God, by prophecy, and by
the laying on of hands by those who are in authority, to preach the Gospel and administer
in the ordinances thereof.
Articles of Faith 6
We believe in the same organization that existed in the Primitive
Church, namely, apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists, and so forth.
Articles of Faith 7
We believe in the gift of tongues, prophecy, revelation, visions,
healing, interpretation of tongues, and so forth.
Articles of Faith 8
We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is
translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God.
Articles of Faith 9
We 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 pertaining
to the Kingdom of God.
Articles of Faith 10
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
American continent; that Christ will reign personally upon the earth; and, that the earth
will be renewed and receive its paradisiacal glory.
Articles of Faith 11
We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to
the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship
how, where, or what they may.
Articles of Faith 12
We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and
magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law.
Articles of Faith 13
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 these things.