Personal Articles of Faith
~ Don R. Hender ~
Eyes that see may behold visions
Ears that hear may hear God's voice
Hearts that are open and contrite
May come to understand the things of God
[Churched Belief Articles]
[Testimonial Witness Belief]
[Personal Belief Articles]
Personal Articles of Belief
~ I ~
I Believe in God
"And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only
true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent." ~ John 17:3
~ II ~
I Believe in God's Justice
"There is a law, irrevocably decreed in heaven before the
foundations of this world, upon which all blessings are predicated——
"And when we obtain any blessing from God, it is by obedience to that
law upon which it is predicated." ~ D&C 130:20-21
~ III ~
I Believe in Christ's Atonement, that Is God's Love and Mercy
"¶For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever
believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16
~ IV ~
I Believe in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and in the
Principles and Ordinances of that Gospel
"Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and
of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." ~ John 3:5
~ V ~
I Believe in the Power, Authority, Priesthood, and
Order of God in the Administration of God's Kingdom on Earth
"FOR every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men pertaining to God ...
And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron."
~ Hebrews 5:1
~ VI ~
I Believe in the Church that Jesus Christ Established
While He was on Earth
"And he [Jesus Christ] gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists;
and some, pastors and teachers;
"For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of
"Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a
perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:" ~ Ephesians
~ VII ~
I Believe in the Gifts and Powers of the Spirit of God,
the Same Being Administered by Holy Ghost
"But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall
be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all JudŠa, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost
part of the earth." ~ Acts 1:8
"Yea, wo unto him that shall deny the revelations of the Lord, and that shall say the Lord no
longer worketh by revelation, or by prophecy, or by gifts, or by tongues, or by healings, or by the
power of the Holy Ghost!" ~ 3 Nephi 29:6
~ VIII ~
I Believe in the Word of God as Spoken by God and Given
Through His Prophets in Scripture and as Spoken to Man
"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine,
for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
"That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works." ~ 2
~ IX ~
I Believe in Revelation from God, Past, Present and
Future, and that God Speaks to Man
"Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants
the prophets." ~ Amos 3:7
~ X ~
I Believe that God Is Gathering Israel from the Nations of
the Earth, that Christ Will Reign in Zion and the Earth Glorified
"Thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I will lift up mine hand to the Gentiles, and
set up my standard to the people: and they shall bring thy sons in their arms, and thy daughters
shall be carried upon their shoulders." ~ Isaiah 49:22
~ XI ~
I Believe in Worshipping GOD the Father and
Our Lord Jesus Christ According to My Faith—May Others Do Likewise
"And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread,
Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until
midnight." ~ Acts 20:7
~ XII ~
I Believe in the Being Subject to Just Civil Leaders Who
Uphold the Agency of Man within the Civil Laws of God
"LET every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God:
the powers that be are ordained of God.
"Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist
shall receive to themselves damnation.
"For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the
power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
"For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for
he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon
him that doeth evil.
"Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
"For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon
this very thing.
"Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to
whom fear; honour to whom honour."
~ Romans 13:1-7
~ XIII ~
I Believe in the Right to Live Righteously According to
the Word of God as My Faith in God Dictates
"Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.
"Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.
"Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your
requests be made known unto God.
"And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through
"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are
just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good
report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
"Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God
of peace shall be with you." ~ Philippians 4:4-9
~ XIV ~
I Believe in God's Institution of Marriage and the
Scancitity of the Family as the Fundamental Foundation of Society
"Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the
man, in the Lord.
"For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God."
~ 1 Corinthians 11:11-12