The sixth item in the Mormon Articles of Faith reads, “We believe in the same organization that existed in the Primitive Church, namely, apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists, and so forth.” The LDS Church ordains and installs many of the positions found in the Old and New Testament of the Bible. They also acknowledge and
Tag: Addressing the Articles of Faith
INTRODUCTION Joseph Fielding Smith, the nephew of Joseph Smith, Jr., wrote, “Mormonism, as it is called, must stand or fall on the story of Joseph Smith. He was either a prophet of God, divinely called, properly appointed and commissioned, or he was one of the biggest frauds this world has ever seen. There is no
The fifth item of the LDS Articles of Faith states, “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.” In other words, in order to preach the Gospel
The Fourth Article of Faith states, “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.” Part of this short list, “Faith
The LDS Third Article of Faith states, “We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel.” As with any religious statement, one ought to approach it with the intention of investigating its substance and have the source define their terms.
The second listed belief in the Mormon Articles of Faith written by Joseph Smith states , “We believe that men will be punished for their own sins and not for Adam’s transgression.” On the surface this may seem like an appropriate principle. However, further study will reveal that it is
“We believe in God the Eternal Father, and in His Son Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost.” This was one of the principal teachings that were instrumental in causing me to doubt the Mormon faith. On the surface it seems harmless, but once they begin to define their terms there are obvious
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is driven largely by the “Articles of Faith,” a creed of thirteen statements that outline their fundamental beliefs. Youths were encouraged to memorize them. Adults were encouraged to teach them. Addressing each one will be the objective of the series.