“Latter Day Saints,” 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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to whom came what little light we enjoy; and circumscribed only  by the eternal limits of truth: this church must continue the even  tenor of her way, and “spread undivided, and operate unspent.”
We believe in God the Eternal Father, and in his son Jesus Christ,  and in the Holy Ghost.
We believe that men will be punished for their own sins and not  for Adam’s transgression.
We believe that through the atonement of Christ all men may be  saved by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the gospel.
We believe that these ordinances are: 1st, Faith in the Lord  Jesus Christ; 2d, Repentance; 3d, Baptism by immersion for the  remission of sins; 4th, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy  Ghost.
We believe that a man must be called of God by “prophecy, and  by laying on of hands,” by those who are in authority to preach the  gospel and administer in the ordinances thereof.
We believe in the same organization that existed in the primitive  church, viz. apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists, &c.
We believe in the gift of tongues, prophecy, revelation, visions,  healing, interpretation of tongues, &c.
We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is trans lated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word  of God.
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.
We believe in the literal gathering of Israel, and in the restoration  of the Ten Tribes. That Zion will be built upon this continent.  That Christ will reign personally upon the earth, and that the earth  will be renewed and receive its paradisal glory.
We claim the privilege of worshipping Almighty God according  to the dictates of our conscience, and allow all men the same privi lege, let them worship how, where, or what they may.
We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and ma gistrates; in obeying, honouring, 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 any thing virtuous, lovely, or of good report, or  praiseworthy, we seek thereafter. [p. 410]
to whom came what little light we enjoy; and circumscribed only by the eternal limits of truth: this church must continue the even tenor of her way, and “spread undivided, and operate unspent.”
We believe in God the Eternal Father, and in his son Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost.
We believe that men will be punished for their own sins and not for Adam’s transgression.
We believe that through the atonement of Christ all men may be saved by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the gospel.
We believe that these ordinances are: 1st, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; 2d, Repentance; 3d, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; 4th, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost.
We believe that a man must be called of God by “prophecy, and by laying on of hands,” by those who are in authority to preach the gospel and administer in the ordinances thereof.
We believe in the same organization that existed in the primitive church, viz. apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists, &c.
We believe in the gift of tongues, prophecy, revelation, visions, healing, interpretation of tongues, &c.
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.
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.
We believe in the literal gathering of Israel, and in the restoration of the Ten Tribes. That Zion will be built upon this continent. That Christ will reign personally upon the earth, and that the earth will be renewed and receive its paradisal glory.
We claim the privilege of worshipping Almighty God according to the dictates of our conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may.
We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates; in obeying, honouring, 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 any thing virtuous, lovely, or of good report, or praiseworthy, we seek thereafter. [p. 410]
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