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The LDS Daily WOOL© Archive - The Sixth Article of Faith

"Building on the foundation established in the first five articles of faith, the sixth article tells us that an organization is necessary, and the same organization that existed in the primitive Church has been restored. The restored Church exists on the earth today, with the sacred power received through the restoration of the holy priesthood." — L. Tom Perry, "The Articles of Faith," Ensign, May 1998, p. 24

"We have, in original form, everything that has ever been brought to earth that is part of the great Plan of Salvation--nothing altered, nothing modified. We believe in the same priesthood authority held by the ancients; the same organization as the primitive Church, headed by Apostles and prophets; the same spiritual gifts; the same ancient scriptures as well as new latter-day scriptures--the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, the Pearl of Great Price." — Robert E. Wells, "Our Message to the World," Ensign, Nov. 1995, p. 66

"These are a few of the infallible signs of the true Church. But there are others. The Church of today must be of modern origin. Does that surprise you? Not an ancient church, but of modern origin. That is a vital sign of identification of the true church." — Mark E. Petersen, "Signs of the True Church," Ensign, May 1979, p. 23

"As you investigate the Church of Jesus Christ, you will find it is not a religion claiming succession from those who shared Christ's earthly ministry; nor is it a Protestant religion. It is a divine restoration of Christ's earthly kingdom, organized, as was his primitive church, with 'apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists, etc.' (A of F 1:6.)" — Spencer W. Kimball, "The Stone Cut without Hands," Ensign, May 1976, p. 7

"This modern dispensation of which I speak fulfills the biblical promise of a 'restitution of all things' (Acts 3:21; see also Rev. 14:6, 7). It also fulfills another scriptural promise that 'the Lord doth grant unto all nations, of their own nation and tongue, to teach his word' (Alma 29:8). We believe in the restitution of the same organization that once existed in the early Christian Church, with Apostles, prophets, and teachers (see A of F 1:6). Our origins did not spring from protest of any kind; hence, we are not a Protestant denomination. Rather, we understand that the church of Jesus Christ has been restored to the earth, established, as the Apostle Paul once declared, 'upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone' (Eph. 2:20)." — Russell M. Nelson, "
Combating Spiritual Drift—Our Global Pandemic," Ensign, Nov. 1993, p. 104

Topic: Evidence of the True Church

"The same gifts of the Spirit which prevailed in the church at the time of Jesus are prevalent today. Some of these gifts are: revelation, healing, miracles, prophecy, and many others—as found in First Corinthians, twelfth chapter; Doctrine and Covenants, forty-sixth section; and in the tenth chapter of Moroni in the Book of Mormon. Charity—the pure love of Christ—will be in evidence among its membership.

"The same power which Jesus gave to His apostles that 'whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven' (Matt. 18:18) will also be in the true church today. There are ordinances and blessings bestowed by an authorized ministry to Church members. These covenants and obligations, if entered into and obeyed, apply not just for this life, but for all eternity." - Delbert L. Stapley, "What Constitutes the True Church," Ensign (CR), May 1977, p.21

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