Articles of Faith

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Articles of Faith

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Different versions of the Articles of Faith

Summary: There is a version of the 13th Article of Faith that originally contained this phrase: "But an idle or lazy person cannot be a Christian, neither have salvation. He is a drone, and destined to be stung to death and tumbled out of the hive."

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Text of various versions of the Articles of Faith

Summary: Various summaries of LDS belief and practice are included here for comparison and reference:

1834 (Cowdery)

1836 (Joseph Young)

1840 (Orson Pratt)

1840 (Orson Hyde)

1842 (Wentworth letter) (canonized)

1849 (Flanigan)

1853 (Haven)

1853 (Findly)

1855-57(John Taylor)