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    What is Doctrine? | Now You Know


    Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, sometimes called Mormons, base many of their religious beliefs and actions on the understanding that God speaks to people. What God teaches is called doctrine. God supplies doctrine for His children by way of commandments and instructions that will bless them and bring them happiness. Just as He did in Old Testament times, God continues to reveal doctrine through prophets today. Individuals are strongly encouraged to pray about revealed doctrine in order to receive personal confirmation that it is current and true.

    A key point of doctrine for members of the Church is that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and Savior of the world. Christ taught the doctrine of obedience and also repentance. Obedience shows a person’s love for God and a willingness to follow His commandments. Repentance is essential because all people are imperfect. Repentance allows the mistakes of the past to be forgiven. Doctrine, like God, is constant and unchanging. Church policies and procedures may change over time, but doctrine does not.