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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“The Gospel of Jesus Christ, Part 2: Repentance,” ComeUntoChrist.org
“The Gospel of Jesus Christ, Part 3: Baptism,” ComeUntoChrist.org
“Plan of Salvation,” ComeUntoChrist.org
Alex Masterson, “Breathing Easier with the Gospel,” New Era, November 2015
David A. Edwards, “The Gospel and Your Personality,” New Era, August 2015
Hee-Chul Seo, “The Church in Korea—Gospel Light Shines through Hardship,” Ensign, September 2014
“The Gospel Shall Be Preached to All the World,” Ensign, September 2010
“Understand and Live the Gospel of Christ,” Ensign, September 2009
“The Gospel of Jesus Christ Teaches the Eternal Potential of the Children of God,” Ensign, September 2008
Maria Elena Dahlquist, “Gospel by the Numbers,” Friend, June 2008
“Friend to Friend: The Gospel Makes Us Happy,” Liahona, October 2005
M. J. Baynes, “Gospel of Hope,” Ensign, April 1998
“Hope of the Gospel Shines in Refugee-Filled Lebanon,” Church News
“Gospel Is Anchor of Hope in Haiti,” Church News
“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