Category: Addressing the Articles of Faith

The Thirteenth Article of Faith

The final clause in the Mormon Articles of Faith reads, “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

The Twelfth Article of Faith

The twelfth item in the LDS Articles of Faith reads, “We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law.” On the surface this seems like a respectable ideology and one certainly in cooperation with the Bible. Paul writes, “Let every soul be subject unto the higher

The Eleventh Article of Faith

The eleventh Article of Faith declares, “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.”  A statement like this not only infers a belief of situation ethics, but defies what the Bible

The Tenth Article of Faith

PART ONE The tenth Article of Faith states, “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

The Seventh Article of Faith

The seventh item in the Articles of Faith reads, “We believe in the gift of tongues, prophecy, revelation, visions, healing, interpretation of tongues, and so forth.”  This teaching is actually quite common to much of the religious world and deserves a certain amount of attention.  However, for the sake of not being redundant it is

The Ninth Article of Faith

The ninth Article of Faith proclaims, “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.” Setting aside the obvious error that exists with Mormonism truly believing all that God has revealed (see

The Eighth Article of Faith

The eighth Article of Faith reads, “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.” The Mormon faith does not abandon the Bible, but they do put more emphasis into how they perceive the

The Sixth Article of Faith

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

The Fifth Article of Faith

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

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 Thrid Article of 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 Article of Faith

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

The First Article of Faith

“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 “Articles of Faith”

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.
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