Articles of Faith 1:9
“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.“
Joseph Smith wrote the Articles of Faith to explain some of the beliefs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that we view as eternal and important truths. The Articles of Faith describe our belief in God, the role of our Savior Jesus Christ, the purpose of ordinances, the authority of the priesthood, the organization of the Church, the truthfulness of the scriptures, the importance of virtues, and more. Studying the Articles of Faith can help us better understand many truths of the Gospel.
The Ninth Article of Faith describes our belief in past, current, and future revelation. We believe that our Church is led by Jesus Christ who reveals His will to prophets. Through study, prayer, and faith, prophets can receive revelation for the Church. Throughout the history of the Church, policies have been updated as needed. Declarations 1 and 2 describe two policies that were changed. As members we don’t have the authority to receive revelation for the entire Church, but we can receive revelation for ourselves and those we have stewardship for through study, prayer, and faith.
“My Primary teacher instilled in me a determination to study the doctrines of the kingdom. She taught me to seek the deep meaning contained in these simple Articles of Faith. She promised me that if I would invest in learning these sacred truths, the knowledge I acquired would change my life for the better, and I testify to you that it has.” L. Tom Perry
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