Fundamental to Our Faith


In February 2010, Elder Dallin H. Oaks spoke to students and faculty at Harvard Law School as part of the school’s annual “Mormonism 101 series.” Near the beginning of his remarks, Elder Oaks said:

“We Latter-day Saints know that our doctrines and values are not widely understood by those not of our faith. . . . I have chosen three clusters of truths to present as fundamental premises of the faith of Latter-day Saints:

  • 1. The nature of God . . .
  • 2. The purpose of life . . .
  • 3. Sources of truth.”

“As an Apostle I am called to be a witness of the doctrine, work, and authority of Christ in all the world.”

—Elder Dallin H. Oaks

To read more of Elder Oaks’s teachings on that occasion, see “Fundamental to Our Faith” in the January 2011 Liahona and Ensign.