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.”
believe in God the Eternal Father, and in his son Jesus Christ, and in the Holy
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,
We believe in the gift of tongues,
prophecy, revelation, visions, healing, interpretation of tongues,
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.
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]