Gospel
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    Jesus Christ and His Apostles

    Gospel

    Overview

    The gospel is our Heavenly Father’s plan of happiness. The central doctrine of the gospel is the Atonement of Jesus Christ. The Prophet Joseph Smith said, “The first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost” (Articles of Faith 1:4).

    In its fulness, the gospel includes all the doctrines, principles, laws, ordinances, and covenants necessary for us to be exalted in the celestial kingdom. The Savior has promised that if we endure to the end, faithfully living the gospel, He will hold us guiltless before the Father at the Final Judgment (see 3 Nephi 27:16).

    The fulness of the gospel has been preached in all ages when God’s children have been prepared to receive it. In the latter days, or the dispensation of the fulness of times, the gospel has been restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith.

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    Prophets and Church Leaders

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    Learning Resources

    General Resources

    “Gospel,” True to the Faith

    “Gospel of Jesus Christ,” Encyclopedia of Mormonism

    “The Gospel of Jesus Christ, Part 1: Faith,” mormon.org

    “The Gospel of Jesus Christ, Part 2: Repentance,” mormon.org

    “The Gospel of Jesus Christ, Part 3: Baptism,” mormon.org

    “Plan of Salvation,” mormon.org

    Church Magazines

    “Breathing Easier with the Gospel,” New Era, November 2015

    “The Gospel and Your Personality,” New Era, August 2015

    “The Church in Korea—Gospel Light Shines through Hardship,” Ensign, September 2014

    “The Gospel Shall Be Preached to All the World,” Ensign or Liahona, September 2010

    “Understand and Live the Gospel of Christ,” Ensign or Liahona, September 2009

    “The Gospel of Jesus Christ Teaches the Eternal Potential of the Children of God,” Ensign or Liahona, September 2008

    “Gospel by the Numbers,” Friend, June 2008

    “Friend to Friend: The Gospel Makes Us Happy,” Liahona, October 2005

    “Gospel of Hope,” Ensign, April 1998

    In the News

    “Hope of the Gospel Shines in Refugee-Filled Lebanon,” Church News

    “Gospel Is Anchor of Hope in Haiti,” Church News

    “President Nelson Says Central Americans Are Finding Joy in the Gospel,” Church News

    “Antidote for Fear: Know Gospel Will Triumph, Elder Holland Says,” Church News

    Stories

    Teaching Resources

    Teaching Outlines

    Media

    Videos

    “Peter’s Revelation to Take the Gospel to the Gentiles”

    “Unto All The World: The Gospel in Africa”

    “The Refiner’s Fire”

    “Follow the Doctrine and Gospel of Christ”

    Audio

    “Gospel,” Stories from General Conference, episode 2

    “Children and Gospel Worship—Part 1,” Gospel Solutions for Families, episode 5

    “Children and Gospel Worship—Part 2,” Gospel Solutions for Families, episode 6

    “First Principles of the Gospel,” Past Impressions, episode 5

    “Sisters in the Gospel,” Why I Believe, episode 38

    Music