How to remember the
13 Articles of Faith
(By Nancy Fuller)
  1. One- The Three members of the Godhead work in perfect unity and act as one.

    We Believe in God the Eternal Father and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost

  2. Two- the same letter as Transgression

    We believe that men will be punished for their own sins and not for Adam's transgression.

  3. Three- Atonement has three syllables

    We believe that through the atonement of Christ all mankind may be saved by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the gospel.

  4. Four- Two principles and two ordinances equal four

    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.

  5. Five- hands have five fingers.

    We believe that a man must be called of God by the lay by prophesy and by the laying on of hands by those who are in authority, to preach the Gospel and administer in the ordinances thereof.

  6.  Six- six offices listed ( if you count and so forth.LOL)

    We believe in the same organization that existed in the primitive Church, namely apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists, an so forth.

  7.  Seven- seven gifts (if you count and so forth)

    We believe in the gift of tongues, prophecy, revelation, visions, healing, interpretation of tongues and so forth.

  8.  Eight- the number eight kind of looks like the letter B, which stands for Bible and Book of Mormon

    We believe the bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly, we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God.

  9. Nine- three is a multiple of nine, Three different forms of revelation, past present and future.

    We believe all the God has revealed, and we believe all that He does now reveal, and we believe that He will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the kingdom of God.

  10.  Ten- ten tribes

    We believe in the literal gathering of Israel and in the restoration of the ten tribes, that Zion (the new Jerusalem) will be built upon the American Continent; and that Christ will reign personally upon the earth;  and that the earth will be renewed and receive its paradisaical glory.

  11. eleven- the 11 looks like a steeple or like hands praying.

    We claim the privilege of worshiping almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let him worship how, where or what they may.

  12. Twelve- has historically been associated with governments.

    We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law.

  13. Thirteen- the long one

    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, 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.