“We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost.”
A principle is a truth that guides us back to Heavenly Father. An ordinance is a sacred act that someone with the priesthood performs. These four principles and ordinances are the first we must live before we can grow in the gospel.
I had a choice if I wanted to get baptized or not. I wanted to, but I wasn’t sure if I would be able to follow Jesus’s commandments. I thought and prayed, and one week after, I decided to get baptized. I am happy I was baptized.
Darci J., age 8, Utah, USA
Article of Faith 4 is about the first four principles and ordinances of the gospel.