not to mention the fact that it would go against our deep-seated aversion to creeds.
The funny thing is, the Articles of faith are every bit the same as a creed as anything that ever came out of the Catholic, Orthodox or Protestant churches.
Savvy LDS who recognize this posit that it’s not creeds themselves which are abominable, it’s their contents which make them repugnant. After all, is a creed by any other name anything less than a statement of the chief articles of belief?
Sorry Tom, I couldn’t resist. For real though:
14. We believe knowledge of the Gospel of Christ to come by faith, study and prayer by the power of the Holy Ghost and that God gives this knowledge to all men liberally.]]>
Also, I was thinking that the 14th was “…and hungry”, but I guess that’s the Scout Law.]]>
It is my understanding that there was more than one list of articles of faith and that they differed a bit. There has also been consideration of adding at least one more and having it focus on temples and sealing.]]>
Robert Kirby gets credit for that, but it was paraphrased by elder Ballard in general conference.]]>