We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul–We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things. —Articles of Faith 1:13
These Articles of Faith were not produced by the labored efforts and harmonized contentions of scholastics, but were struck off by one inspired mind at a single effort to make a declaration of that which is most assuredly believed by the church, for one making earnest inquiry about the truth. The combined directness, perspicuity, simplicity and comprehensiveness of this statement of the principles of our religion may be relied upon as strong evidence of a divine inspiration resting upon the Prophet, Joseph Smith. —B.H. Roberts
This Day in LDS History
1807: Wilford Woodruff, who would become the fourth President of the Church, is born in Avon (Farmington), Connecticut.
1842: Joseph Smith publishes the Wentworth Letter, giving a brief history of the Church and including what is now called the Articles of Faith.
1988: The Liberia Monrovia Mission is organized.