What We Believe
"Wherefore, seek not the things of this world
but seek ye first to build up the Kingdom
of God, and to establish
his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you."
Matthew 6:38 IV
Epitome of Faith
- We believe in God the Eternal
Father, and in His Son Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost, who are one
- We believe that through the
atonement of Jesus Christ, all may be saved by the grace of God as they
are obedient to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel.
- We believe the basic
principles of the gospel are:
- Faith in God and in
the Lord Jesus Christ
- Baptism by immersion
for the remission of sins
- Laying on of hands for
the gift of the Holy Ghost
- The resurrection of
the body; that those dead in Christ will rise at the beginning of the
Millennium, and the rest will not rise until the thousand years are
- The doctrine of
eternal judgment which provides that all shall be judged, rewarded or
punished, according to the degree of good or unrepented evil they shall
have done. All are responsible for their own sins and not for Adam's transgression.
Children are without sin until they reach their age of accountability.
Having fully understood these principles, we understand the need to go on
- We believe the
highest and most noble calling is to accept membership and participate
fully in the Church of Jesus Christ.
- We believe in the powers and
gifts of the everlasting gospel, such as the gift of faith, discerning of
spirits, prophecy, revelation, healing, visions, tongues and the
interpretation of tongues, wisdom, charity, brotherly love, and others as
given in the sacred teachings of Jesus Christ.
- We believe in the priesthood
organization that existed in Christ's church, such as prophets, high
priests, apostles, bishops, evangelists, elders, seventy, priests,
teachers and deacons.
- We believe that men of the
priesthood must be called of God as was Aaron and ordained by the laying
on of hands of those who have authority, to entitle them to preach the
gospel and administer in the ordinances to draw souls back to God.
- We believe that the Bible and
other scriptures of the Church contain the Word of God insofar as they are
translated and interpreted correctly by the power of the Holy Spirit.
- We believe the Book of Mormon
is an additional witness of the divinity of Jesus Christ, contains the
fullness of the Gospel, and is a sacred record of many of the ancient
peoples of the Americas.
- We believe God by his Spirit
will continue to reveal additions to the canon of scripture to mankind
until the end of time.
- We believe in the literal
gathering of the house of Israel and in the restoration of the Lost
Tribes; that the City of Zion will be established upon the land known as
the Americas; that Christ will reign personally upon the earth, and that
the earth will be renewed and receive Celestial glory.
- We believe that in all
matters pertaining to the duty of mankind toward God, and in preparation
and fitness for the world to come, the Word of God is decisive. When God
directs, mankind should obey.
- We believe marriage between
man and woman is a sacred covenant and is ordained of God. When the
covenant of marriage is broken by death the survivor is free to remarry.
If the covenant is broken by transgression, each repentant party is free
- We claim the privilege of
worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our conscience and
allow all mankind the same privilege.
- We believe in being honest,
true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all.
- We believe that the precepts
of Jesus Christ, when implemented in the daily lives of men and women and
incorporated in the laws of the land will make the world a better place.
he commandeth all men that they must repent, and be baptized in his name,
having perfect faith in the Holy One of Israel, or they can not be saved in the
kingdom of God. "
2 Nephi 6:48