Doctrinal Documents

Knowing God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ 

The first paragraph of the above document is: "The scriptures teach that it is essential to know the only true God and his Son Jesus Christ. (John 17:3) One of the fundamental doctrines of the Bible is that the Father and the Son are personal beings having form and substance." Numerous scriptural references are included in the document.     

Salvation by Grace and Obedience 

The first paragraph of the above document is: "The belief that one could receive ultimate salvation by grace, without obedience to the principles and ordinances of the Gospel, did not originate with Jesus or his apostles. Jesus and his apostles taught that ultimate salvation was attained by grace and obedience." Numerous scriptural references are included in the document.  

No Other Gospel

The first paragraph of the above document is: In his letter to the Galatians, Paul reminded them that he was an apostle and marveled that some of the Galatians were perverting the gospel which he preached. He then forcefully declared that they were not to receive any gospel except the one which they had received by the revelation of Jesus Christ. (Galatians 1:1-12) Taking some of these verses out of context and attempting  to use them as justification for rejecting revelation and apostles is a prime example of what Peter was talking about when he said "... they that are unlearned and unstable wrest [the writings of Paul], as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction." (2 Peter 3:15-16)

My Father and I Are One

One of the paragraphs of the above document is: We have learned that the Father, Son, Holy Ghost, and some angels speak and act in the first person for each other. Therefore, it is often impossible and unnecessary to determine individual identity. Since various divine names or titles may be applied to those who have received divine investiture of authority, or who have become one with God, the following counsel by President Wilford Woodruff is a practical necessity. "Then why trouble yourselves about these things? God is God. Christ is Christ. The Holy Ghost is the Holy Ghost. That should be enough for you and me to know."

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