Selections from Elders’ Journal, July 1838

Answer. If it is, there is a great defect in  the book, or else it would have said so.
Question 20th. What are the fundamental  principles of your religion.
Answer. The fundamental principles of  our religion is the testimony of the apostles  and prophets concerning Jesus Christ, “that  he died, was buried, and rose again the third  day, and ascended up into heaven;” and all  other things are only appendages to these,  which pertain to our religion.
But in connection with these, we believe in  the gift of the Holy Ghost, the power of faith,  the enjoyment of the spiritual gifts according  to the will of God, the restoration of the  house of Israel, and the final triumph of truth. [p. 44]
Selections from Elders’ Journal, Far West, MO, July 1838, pp. 42–44.