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LDS Church Basic Doctrine
This list of articles teach basic LDS Church doctrine which will help you more fully understand what we believe as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
God's Plan of Salvation
An overview of God's Plan of Salvation including the premortal life, birth, death, the resurrection, and more. Find out what Mormons believe about life and death.
What Do Mormons Believe?
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, often referred to as Mormons, believe in the Apostasy, the Restoration, and the Book of Mormon. Our basic beliefs are also summarized in a set of 13 Articles of Faith.
Easy Quiz: What Do Mormons Believe?
Take this 10 question quiz to find out how much you know about Mormons and our beliefs.
What is Faith?
What is Faith? Learn what faith is including faith in God and Jesus Christ.
Atonement of Jesus Christ
The atonement of Jesus Christ is the most important principle of the gospel. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches that Christ and His atonement are the "rock" upon which we must build our foundation but what exactly is the atonement?
How to Pray
Prayer is a very important and a vital belief of Latter-day Saints because it is how we communicate with God and how he sometimes communicates with us.
What is a Mormon Temple?
What is a Mormon temple and what do members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints do there? Who can enter a temple? Learn about Mormon temples including ordinances, covenants, clothing, worthiness, and more.
How to Know the Truth / How to Gain a Testimony
A testimony is when you know something is true, but how do you receive one? Follow each of these important steps to know if something is true, if you do you will receive a strong testimony of it.
Is the Devil Real?
Yes, the devil is real, but how do we know this? Find out in this article about the reality of Satan.
What is the Sacrament?
The sacrament is a sacred ordinance administered by Jesus Christ unto His followers after His resurrection. Learn what the sacrament represents and what covenant we renew when we partake of the blessed bread and water.
Satan Tries to Destroy Our Happiness
Sometimes we may think that Satan only attacks us when we're feeling negative emotions, but recently I had the following experience that illustrates how Satan also tries to destroy us when we are happy.
How is the Sacrament Blessed?
The sacrament is blessed and passed to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during the Sunday service of Sacrament Meeting. Learn how this ordinance is performed and why we don't use wine or grape juice.
Are Mormons Christians?
One of the most common accusations Latter-day Saints contend with is the misconception that Mormons, or members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, are not Christians. So, are Mormons Christians?
Strait and Narrow Path to Eternal Life
This beautiful chart illustrates the Plan of Salvation, the four principles and ordinances of the gospel, and what we need to do to know the truth and return to live with God again. Each part is linked to an article (or definition) and is a great way to learn more about God's plan, and what we believe as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
10 Ways to Prepare for Personal Revelation
As we seek to know truth we must prepare ourselves to receive personal revelation. Personal preparation is necessary if we are to be ready and worthy of God's help. Some ways to prepare ourselves is through faith, scripture study, obedience, sacrifice, and prayer.
What Mormons Believe About Original Sin
What do Mormons Believe About Original Sin? Are we punished for the Fall of Adam and Eve? Find out in this detailed article about original sin and what Mormons believe.
Prayer - Why Do We Need to Pray?
Prayer is one of the very basic beliefs of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because it's how we communicate with God but why is it so important? Why do we need to pray?
LDS Church 101 Email Course
Learn more about the teachings of the LDS Church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) with this weekly email course. Each week, for ten weeks, you will receive a new lesson teaching a basic belief of the LDS Church.
Polygamy: Not Practiced in the LDS Church
An official statement regarding polygamy and how the LDS Church is not affiliated with polygamy and polygamist groups.
Find the meaning of LDS, Mormon, and other Latter-day Saint Terminology. Can't find the definition of a word? Submit it.
Faith By Works
We cannot have faith if we do nothing with our hope, we must act upon it. This article comes with three questions for examining faith in your own life as well as supportive scriptures.
The Book of Mormon
The Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ, is an account of God's dealings with different groups of people who lived on the American continent. The history recounts how the people left Jerusalem, had prophets called of God, and were visited by Jesus Christ.
Baptism For the Dead
Because baptism is necessary to enter the Kingdom of God everyone must have the opportunity to be baptized, including those who have died. Heavenly Father has provided a way that all may have the opportunity to accept, or reject, the gospel and be baptized.
The Law of Tithing
What is the Law of Tithing, how does one fulfill it, and why? Find the answers to these and other questions in this detailed article about the Law of Tithing.
A four part explanation of the LDS Church's Leaders, titles used to address members, how callings are received, and past LDS prophets.
Find out why, what to store, where to get the money, and if you should share your food storage in this four part article.
Media can be used as an educational tool or as a tool of the devil. "As Latter-day Saints, we must be exemplary in our selection of the good and in our resistance of the evil that comes through the media." Find out what Mormons believe about the media.
Find out what a Patriarchal Blessing is and how it can benefit your life. Also find out how to obtain a copy of your Blessing or that of your deceased relative. Don't forget to take our poll to let us know what age you were when you received your Patriarchal Blessing, or if you haven't received one yet.
Satan, The Reality of
Find the results from a poll and what the LDS church teaches about Satan including quotes and scriptures.
13 Articles of Faith
The 13 Articles of Faith, written by Joseph Smith, are the basic beliefs of the LDS Church and a good summary of what mormons believe.
LDS Frequently Asked Questions
Can't find what you're looking for? Check out this list of common LDS Frequently Asked Questions. Don't see your question? Submit it.
Encyclopedia of Mormonism
The Encyclopedia of Mormonism is a large resource full of links and references to LDS Church doctrine. Although there's a lot of useful information, the LDS Church has stated that "the Encyclopedia of Mormonism... does not necessarily represent the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints."
Do Latter-day Saints Believe We are Saved by Faith or Works?
One of the most frequent questions members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are asked is what we believe about being saved. Are individuals saved by faith in Christ (by God's grace) or by good works?
Names of Devil
This list contains over 40 names of the devil, such as Satan.
LDS Church Magazines
Subscribe by phone to any of the LDS Church magazines including the Ensign, New Era, Friend, or the Liahona which is available in over 50 languages.
The Living Christ: The Testimony of the Apostles
The Living Christ is a declaration from the First Presidency and Apostles of the LDS Church of their testimony of Jesus Christ. This file is in PDF format.
The Misuse of Media
The Media affects our lives for good or evil. How does it affect yours?
The Family: A Proclamation to the World
From the First Presidency and Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This proclamation is a basic belief of families. Find out what Mormons believe about the Family.
What Mormons believe at Mormon.org
Official web site for investigators of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church). Features include: information regarding church teachings; links for a free copy of the Book of Mormon, the Bible (KJV), or videos. Find out here what Mormons believe.
Articles of Faith
The Articles of Faith of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Written by Joseph Smith. Find out what Mormons believe with these 13 articles of our faith.
God, The Eternal Father
This article explains what we believe about God and why we call him our Heavenly Father.
A wonderful book of LDS Beliefs published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints posted on LDS.org. Find out what Mormons believe through this book.
All About Mormons
Various statistics, videos, and essays written to a mixed audience of Mormons and "non-Mormons" alike with basic beliefs of the LDS Church.
Find out about the aspects of repentance in this article that's full of scriptures.
Repentance, Steps of
Find out how to repent by following each of these detailed steps.
Faith in Jesus Christ
Faith in Jesus Christ is the first principle of the gospel. Learn what having faith in Jesus Christ means with this article which has some great scripture references.
FAQ - LDS Beliefs
By Jeff Lindsay. FAQ subjects include The Book of Mormon, the Bible, LDS Doctrine, and History. Find out what Mormons believe with these FAQs.
The Plan of Salvation
A visual diagram of the plan including explanatory scriptures for each area of the plan. Find out what Mormons believe with this article.
BYU Mormon Studies
The premier resource guide for scholarly material on what Mormons believe.
Stress From a LDS Perspective
How members of the LDS Church conceptualize stress and recommended ways of relieving stress from a LDS Perspective
Plan of Salvation Chart
This colorful chart took me many hours to complete but I think it looks great! There are two charts to choose from, one has the Spirit World divided into Paradise and Prison, while the other does not.
Modesty - More Than Just a Standard
This article teaches how being modest shows gratitude and respect for our bodies. It also comes with a fun lesson activity, submitted by Shelly Sullivan, and three New Era Posters that cleverly illustrate the importance of modesty.
God's Laws: Blessings and Punishments
Learn about God's laws and commandments, how they are balanced, and how we are responsible for our choices in this article on God's laws.
The Power of Diligence
Diligence is a Christ-like attribute that is easily overlooked, but is necessary to our salvation. Learn in this article how the scriptures and prophets have taught the importance and power of diligence.
LDS Church Manuals
Find a list of all online LDS Church manuals both in HTML and PDF format.
Threefold Mission of the Church
What is the mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? Learn about the Church's threefold mission and how everything we believe is encompassed in this three-part mission.