Lesson 7: “The First Principles and Ordinances of the Gospel”

Doctrine and Covenants and Church History Class Member Study Guide, (1999), 6


Reading assignment: Study the scripture passages listed in the following questions and in the scripture chain.
  • What does it mean to have faith in Jesus Christ? How can we strengthen our faith in Jesus Christ? (See D&C 19:23; 88:118; Alma 32:27.)

  • What is repentance? (See D&C 58:42–43.) Why do we need the Savior’s Atonement to be forgiven of our sins? (See 2 Nephi 2:6–9.)

  • What are the purposes of baptism? (See D&C 18:22; 49:13–14.) What qualifications must a person meet to be baptized? (See D&C 20:37.)

  • What is the difference between the power of the Holy Ghost and the gift of the Holy Ghost? (See Bible Dictionary, “Holy Ghost,” 704.)

Scripture Chain: Repentance and the Atonement