The Pattern

Repeated Themes

A -- Word of the Lord
.B -- The Lord’s Covenant

..C -- The World
...D -- The Lord's Servant

....E -- Preservation
.....F -- The Suffering Servant
.....F' -- Atonement
....E’ -- Salvation

...D’ -- The Lord's Servant
..C’ -- Overcoming the World

.B’ -- Fulfillment
A’ -- Salvation Song

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KEY WORDS

A. Hear this, Hearken, Praise, Name, etc.

B. Promise(s), Inheritance, New Things, Hidden Things, Things of God, Shall Come to pass, etc.

C. World, Wicked, Contentions, Apostasy, Satan, Egypt, Babylon, Earth, etc. [feminine]

D. Servant, Prophet, Moses, Truth, Righteousness, Kingdom, Heaven, etc. [masculine]

E. Preserved, Salvation, Pillars, Gates, Manna, Wine, etc. -- boldly

F. Suffering, Afflicted, Despised, Rejected, etc. -- nobly

F'. Oneness, Unity, Embrace, Kiss, Throne, Name, Glory, etc. -- nobly

E’. Salvation, Exalted, Preserved, Inheritance, Mercy, etc. -- independent

D’. Servant, Prophet, Truth, Righteousness, Kingdom, Heaven, Eternity, etc. [masculine]

C’. Overcome, World, Wicked, Cut Off, Contentions; Judgment, Destruction, Earth, etc. [feminine]

B’. Fulfill, Restoration, Deliverance, Covenant(s), Promise(s), Inheritance, etc.

A’. Hosanna, Name, Amen, Sing, etc.

Articles of Faith

Articles of Faith, Pearl of Great Price  

A. 1. Godhead
a1. 1. We believe in God, the Eternal Father,
a2. and in His Son, Jesus Christ,
a3. and in the Holy Ghost.

B. 2, 3. The Atonement of Christ
b1. 2. We believe that men will be punished for their own sins,
b1. and not for Adam’s transgression. 
b2. 3. We believe that through the Atonement of Christ,
b2. all mankind may be saved,
b3. by obedience to the laws
b3. and ordinances of the Gospel.

C. 4. First Principles and Ordinances
c1. 4. We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ;
c2. second, Repentance;
c3. third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins;
c4. fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost.

D. 5, 6. Apostles, Prophets, Called of God
d1. 5. We believe that a man must be called of God, by prophecy,
d2. and by the laying on of hands
d3. by those who are in authority, to preach the Gospel and administer in the ordinances thereof.

d1. 6. We believe in the same organization that existed in the Primitive Church,
d2. namely, apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists,
d3. and so forth.

E. 7. Revelation, Visions
e1. 7. We believe in the gift of tongues, prophecy,
e2. revelation, visions,
e3. healing, interpretation of tongues,
e4. and so forth. 

F. 8. Bible, Book of Mormon
f1. 8. We believe the Bible to be the word of God
f2. as far as it is translated correctly;
f1. we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God. 

E’. 9. God Has Revealed, Does Now Reveal, and Will Yet Reveal
e1′. 9. We believe all that God has revealed,
e2′. all that He does now reveal,
e3′. and we believe that He will yet reveal
e4′. many great and important things pertaining to the Kingdom of God.

D’. 10. Gathering of Israel…
d1′. 10. We believe in the literal gathering of Israel
d2′. and in the restoration of the Ten Tribes;
d3′. that Zion (the New Jerusalem) will be built upon the American continent;

d1′. that Christ will reign personally upon the earth;
d2′. and, that the earth will be renewed
d3′. and receive its paradisiacal glory. 

C’. 11, 12. Worship How, Where or What They May
c1′. 11. We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience,
c2′. and allow all men the same privilege,
c3′. let them worship how, where, or what they may.
c4′. 12. We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law. 

B’. 13a. Hope All Things
b1′. 13. We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men;
b1′. indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul­­
b2′. We believe all things,
b2′. we hope all things,
b3′. we have endured many things,
b3′. and hope to be able to endure all things. 

A’. 13b. Praiseworthy
a1′. If there is anything virtuous, lovely,
a2′. or of good report or praiseworthy,
a3′. we seek after these things.

JOSEPH SMITH. 

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Summary outline 

A. 1. Godhead
 B. 2, 3. The Atonement of Christ

  C. 4. First Principles and Ordinances
   D. 5, 6. Apostles, Prophets, Called of God 

    E. 7. Revelation, Visions
     F. 8. Bible, Book of Mormon
    E’. 9. God Has Revealed, Does Now Reveal, and Will Yet Reveal 

   D’. 10. Gathering of Israel…
  C’. 11, 12. Worship How, Where or What They May 

 B’. 13a. Hope All Things
A’. 13b. Praiseworthy

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See also, Preface to the Articles of Faith, “The Standard of Truth,” DHC Vol. 4, page 549**

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