The Articles of Faith of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The Articles of Faith of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day

1   We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus
Christ, and in the Holy Ghost.

2   We believe that men will be punished
for their own sins, and not for Adam’s transgression.

3   We believe that through the Atonement
of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances
of the Gospel.

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 Ghost.

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.

6   We believe in the same organization
that existed in the Primitive Church, namely, apostles, prophets, pastors,
teachers, evangelists, and so forth.

7   We believe in the gift of tongues,
prophecy, revelation, visions, healing, interpretation of tongues, and so

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.

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.

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

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.

12   We believe in being subject to kings,
presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining
the law.

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.

Joseph Smith