“Articles of Faith 1 and 2,” Friend, Jan. 2015, 31
“We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost.”
Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost are three separate beings. Heavenly Father is eternal, which means that He exists forever and is perfect.
“We believe that men will be punished for their own sins, and not for Adam’s transgression.”
To transgress means to break a law or commandment. In the Garden of Eden, God told Adam and Eve not to eat the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, but they ate it anyway. We are each responsible for our own decisions. We can’t be punished for someone else’s sins.
One day my little brother’s friend was at our house. He asked who the picture of Jesus was in my room. He asked if it was Heavenly Father. My brother and I told him it was Jesus. This friend said that Heavenly Father and Jesus were the same person. We told him that Heavenly Father, Jesus, and the Holy Ghost were three different people. I was glad we shared a little bit of the gospel with him.
Taelor and Owen T., ages 10 and 7, Idaho, USA
The Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost are one in purpose, and Article of Faith 1 is about Them.
Adam and Eve were the first two people to live on the earth, and Article of Faith 2 is about Adam.