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Baptism Mormonism

Mormonism emphasizes the importance of baptism. The fourth Article of Faith, authored by Joseph Smith, states that Mormons “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.” The Mormon Church practices baptism by complete immersion in water. This...

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Bible

English-speaking members of the Mormon Church typically use the King James Version of the Bible.  Mormons understand that the Bible underwent innumerable alterations during the first two centuries of its existence, but they believe that, as far as it is translated correctly, the Bible contains the word of God. Each member should study the Old and New Testament and pray to know the truth of the records contained therein. The word Bible...

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Accountability Mormonism

Mormons do believe that agency, the ability of each person to choose right or wrong and to act freely, is a marvelous gift from God. Mormonism teaches that all individuals here on earth are being proven to see if they will use their agency to show their love for Heavenly Father by keeping His commandments (”Agency and Accountability,” For the Strength of Youth). Joseph Smith taught that the concept of agency brings with it the concept...

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Purpose Life Mormonism

Perhaps you have already asked yourself one of these questions: Where did I come from? Why am I here? Where am I going? What is the purpose of my life? If you have asked yourself one of those questions you are not alone. Many people want to know if this life has purpose. Fortunately, there are answers to these questions. We are each a child of God. Before we were born, we lived as spirits with God, our Heavenly Father. We were happy, but...

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Other Basic Beliefs

Fasting Forgiveness Law of Chastity Prayer Sabbath Sacrament Sacrifice Service Spiritual...

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Plan Salvation Mormonism

The plan of salvation, also known as the plan of happiness, is the path the Lord has created for all of His children to return to Him. Centered on Jesus Christ, God’s plan teaches where we came from, the purpose of life, and what happens when we die.  Gaining an understanding of God’s plan of salvation is perhaps the greatest blessing one can achieve in this life. God’s plan of salvation answers life’s great questions, such as:...

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