Principle See also Gospel A basic doctrine, truth, or law. The first principles of the gospel are faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and repentance (A of F 1:4). Not leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection, JST, Heb. 6:1. The elders, priests, and teachers shall teach the principles of my gospel, which are in the scriptures, D&C 42:12. Be instructed more perfectly in principle, in doctrine, in all things, D&C 88:78 (D&C 97:14). Every man may act in doctrine and principle according to the moral agency I have given him, D&C 101:78. Whatever principle of intelligence we attain in this life will rise with us in the resurrection, D&C 130:18–19.