I love the Articles of Faith. They plainly and concisely lay out some of the fundamental beliefs that define our religion. Of course, we’re taught all our lives that the Articles of Faith are not a comprehensive statement of our beliefs. Putting such a comprehensive statement together would probably be impossible, not to mention the fact that it would go against our deep-seated aversion to creeds.
But I think it would be pretty cool if the Articles of Faith were expanded to include more of the beliefs that define us. It’s probably wise to leave them as is because an expanded version would probably be regarded by many as comprehensive and it would cast doubt on the status of anything that was left out. But that shouldn’t stop us from spouting off about what we would like to add.
So, what would you like for the fourteenth (and subsequent, if you like) Article of Faith to be? I know all of us believe a little differently from one another, but try to make your Article of Faith something most of us actually believe. It’s “We believe . . .,” not “Cleon Skowsen and I, plus this one guy in the High Priests’ group, believe . . .,” and not “I wish we believed . . .” And make it concise.
I’ll forward the winning entry on to President Hinkley.
14. We believe that through sealing ordinances family relationships can be perpetuated through eternity.