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Lesson 7: ‘The First Principles and Ordinances of the Gospel’
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“Lesson 7: ‘The First Principles and Ordinances of the Gospel’” Doctrine and Covenants and Church History Class Member Study Guide (1999)

“Lesson 7,” Doctrine and Covenants and Church History Class Member Study Guide

Lesson 7

“The First Principles and Ordinances of the Gospel”

Reading assignment: Study the scripture passages listed in the following questions and in the scripture chain.

  • What does it mean to have faith in Jesus Christ? How can we strengthen our faith in Jesus Christ? (See D&C 19:23; 88:118; Alma 32:27.)

  • What is repentance? (See D&C 58:42–43.) Why do we need the Savior’s Atonement to be forgiven of our sins? (See 2 Nephi 2:6–9.)

  • What are the purposes of baptism? (See D&C 18:22; 49:13–14.) What qualifications must a person meet to be baptized? (See D&C 20:37.)

  • What is the difference between the power of the Holy Ghost and the gift of the Holy Ghost? (See Bible Dictionary, “Holy Ghost,” 704.)

Scripture Chain: Repentance and the Atonement