Articles of Faith

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Articles of Faith


The Articles of Faith outline 13 basic points of belief of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Prophet Joseph Smith first wrote them in a letter to John Wentworth, a newspaper editor, in response to Mr. Wentworth’s request to know what members of the Church believe. They were subsequently published in Church periodicals. They are now regarded as scripture and included in the Pearl of Great Price.


Scripture References

Scripture Study Resources

Messages from Church Leaders

Additional Messages


“The Doctrines and Principles Contained in the Articles of Faith”

Learning Resources

General Resources

Articles of Faith,”

The Articles of Faith,” downloadable PDF

Church Magazines

Karen Lofgreen, “Sharing Time: The Articles of Faith,” Friend, January 1995

John W. Welch, “The Articles of Faith and the Life of Joseph Smith,” Ensign, December 2013

Shanna Butler, “Articles of Faith: What Abraham’s Covenant Means to You,” New Era, April 2006

Joseph Smith Jr., “The Wentworth Letter,” Ensign, July 2002

Study Manuals

Teachings of Presidents of the Church

Teaching Resources

Teaching Outlines

Stories and Activities for Teaching Children

Articles of Faith

Lesson Helps for Teaching Children