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Mormon Beliefs and LDS Church Doctrine

Find out the basic Mormon beliefs and doctrines of the LDS Church.
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Murder and LDS Beliefs
In LDS/Mormon doctrine, murder is wrong. Those who commit murder will be sanctioned in the next life. War is a special circumstance and soldiers are not guilty of murder per se.

What Do Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Believe?

Mormons Tattoos
Describes beliefs about tattoos from scriptures and church leaders.

Basic LDS Church Doctrine
This list of LDS Church articles will help you more fully understand basic LDS Church doctrine.

Splinter Groups of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Splinter groups from the Church are explained.

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?

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.

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.

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.

Knowing and Understanding Our Heavenly Father

Understand More About our Heavenly Father and our Heavenly Home

How and Why Jesus Christ Became Our Savior

Understand Agency: Our Freedom to Choose

Jesus Christ Created this Earth and Everything in It

Understand Adam and Eve and their Fall

Spiritual Death Resulted in the Need for the Holy Ghost
When Adam and Eve left the Garden of Eden they could no longer walk and talk with Heavenly Father. With this spiritual death, the Holy Ghost was needed to testify of truth.

Heavenly Father Commands Us to Pray to Him
Besides prayer being a strict commandment of Heavenly Father, prayer is also a blessing to us. Find out how to pray and what a difference it can make in your life.

Heavenly Father Communicates To Us Through His Prophets

Scriptures: Our Textbooks for Life

The Life and Purpose of Jesus Christ
Everything Jesus Christ did in his life led towards the Atonement and the Atonement itself was an act of love for both his Heavenly Father and all of us.

Why the Atonement Was Necessary
No one should escape the consequences of their sins. Under Heavenly Father's plan and the gift of Jesus Christ's Atonement no one does. Justice is satisfied because Jesus paid for everyone's sins.

Priesthood Power and Authority
Priesthood power and authority is the ability to act in Heavenly Father's name here on earth. It should only be used righteously.

How Priesthood Organization and Structure Operates
The two basic divisions of priesthood authority are the Melchizedeck and Aaronic levels. Men advance through the levels by virtue of worthiness. Auxiliaries in the Church function under this priesthood authority.

When Children Die Young
Basic beliefs in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS/Mormon) hold that when an children under age 8 dies, the child is without sin, does not need baptism and will inherit the Celestial Kingdom.

Quotes from Church Leaders Regarding Infant Death
Many early prophets and presidents of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS/Mormon) lost children to early death. They later taught the fate of these small children in the next life.

Scriptures that Prove Infants Do Not Need Baptism
Basic beliefs in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS/Mormon) hold that when an children under age 8 dies, the child is without sin, does not need baptism and will inherit the Celestial Kingdom.

When Children Die Young
Basic beliefs in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS/Mormon) hold that when an children under age 8 dies, the child is without sin, does not need baptism and will inherit the Celestial Kingdom.

When Children Die Young
Basic beliefs in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS/Mormon) hold that when an children under age 8 dies, the child is without sin, does not need baptism and will inherit the Celestial Kingdom.

Classic Books Every LDS Member Should Read
The following list is a compilation of all the classic books, not officially written by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS/Mormon) but essential for any LDS Member's library.

Mormon Wedding! What Do I Do?

Basic Guidelines for Gospel Study
Daily scripture study of the gospel itself is important for all members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS/Mormon).

Fireside

Fireside

How to Exercise Faith in Jesus Christ

Faith in Jesus Christ: First Principle of the Gospel
Faith in Jesus Christ is the first principle of the gospel in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS/Mormon).

Heavenly Father Commands Us to Pray to Him
Besides prayer being a strict commandment of Heavenly Father, prayer is also a blessing to us. Find out how to pray and what a difference it can make in your life.

Murder and LDS Beliefs
In LDS/Mormon doctrine, murder is wrong. Those who commit murder will be sanctioned in the next life. War is a special circumstance and soldiers are not guilty of murder per se.

When Children Die Young
Basic beliefs in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS/Mormon) hold that when an children under age 8 dies, the child is without sin, does not need baptism and will inherit the Celestial Kingdom.

When Children Die Young
Basic beliefs in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS/Mormon) hold that when an children under age 8 dies, the child is without sin, does not need baptism and will inherit the Celestial Kingdom.

The Life and Purpose of Jesus Christ
Everything Jesus Christ did in his life led towards the Atonement and the Atonement itself was an act of love for both his Heavenly Father and all of us.

Why the Atonement Was Necessary
No one should escape the consequences of their sins. Under Heavenly Father's plan and the gift of Jesus Christ's Atonement no one does. Justice is satisfied because Jesus paid for everyone's sins.

Faith in Jesus Christ: First Principle of the Gospel
Faith in Jesus Christ is the first principle of the gospel in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS/Mormon).

How to Exercise Faith in Jesus Christ

Our Responsibilities as Heavenly Father's Covenant People

Gary E. Stevenson
Gary E. Stevenson serves as the Presiding Bishop for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is assisted by two counselors.

Gary E. Stevenson
Gary E. Stevenson serves as the Presiding Bishop for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is assisted by two counselors.

Gary E. Stevenson
Gary E. Stevenson serves as the Presiding Bishop for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is assisted by two counselors.

Gary E. Stevenson
Gary E. Stevenson serves as the Presiding Bishop for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is assisted by two counselors.

How to Prepare a Sacrament Talk

Beyond Kindergarten: Right and Wrong
Embracing moral absolutes means you accept truth the way it was, is and the way it will be in the future. Moral relativism means you think truth can change.

Top 5 Sites for Quick Answers and Facts About Mormons
Good Information about the LDS (Mormon) Church, is hard to come by. These five sites can supply you with quick facts and information you can rely on.

Second Principle of the Gospel: Repentance

Yikes! I Need to Confess!
Confessing your sins to all those you have wronged is part of the repentance process. This article details what, who to, and how you should confess.

First Ordinance: Baptism

Second Ordinance: Gift of the Holy Ghost
The Gift of the Holy Ghost is received after baptism, during confirmation. It is the right to have the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost.

Guidelines for Planning LDS Funerals

The Gifts of the Spirit
The Gifts of the Spirit are spiritual gifts, given by Heavenly Father to faithful members of his Church to bless them and to bless others with spiritual power.

What Makes Church Schools Different?
Higher education institutions operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS/Mormon) have unique religious features that they all share.

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