“Article of Faith 10,” Friend, Sep. 2015, 43
“We believe in the literal gathering of Israel and in the restoration of the Ten Tribes; that Zion (the New Jerusalem) will be built on the American continent; that Christ will reign personally upon the earth; and, that the earth will be renewed and receive its paradisiacal glory.”
In the Old Testament, the prophet Jacob (or Israel) had 12 sons. Their families, or tribes, were scattered across the earth. Heavenly Father wants all of them to come back together and learn the gospel.
Zion is a name for those who love God and for the place where they live. The New Jerusalem is the city that faithful people will build before Jesus returns to earth. When Jesus returns, He will be our King. The earth will be beautiful and clean again, like a paradise (or paradisiacal).
I have a friend who does not go to church. She moved, and we are pen pals. Before she moved, she gave me a note that said she wanted to go to church with me! When we came out of the Church building, she was smiling! I encouraged her to memorize the Articles of Faith. She is a really good friend.
Samantha H., age 9, Utah, USA
Article of Faith 10 talks about 10 of the tribes of Israel.
Memorize Article of Faith 10.
Invite a friend to a Primary program or activity.
Invite a friend to help in a Church service project.
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