The Gospel of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is based on a foundation of true principals.
When I was investigating the church a missionary in our ward gave me these 17 scriptures for me to read and ponder upon along with my daily prayers. I kept these scriptures close to my heart as I began to slowly build a testimony that is firm and unwavering
Here are those 17 points of the true church I used to help me learn the truth and gain a firm testimony.
SEVENTEEN BIBLICAL POINTS OF THE TRUE CHURCH
1. CHRIST ORGANIZED THE CHURCH...Eph.4:11-14
2. THE TRUE CHURCH MUST BEAR THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST...Eph.5:23
3. THE TRUE CHURCH MUST HAVE A FOUNDATION OF APOSTLES AND PROPHETS...Eph.2:19-20
4. THE TRUE CHURCH MUST HAVE THE SAME ORGANIZATION AS CHRIST'S CHURCH...Eph.4:11-14
5. THE TRUE CHURCH MUST CLAIM DIVINE AUTHORITY...Heb.5:4-10
6. THE TRUE CHURCH MUST HAVE NO PAID MINISTRY...ISA. 45:13 & 1 PETER 5:2
7. THE TRUE CHURCH MUST BAPTIZE BY IMMERSION...MATT. 3:13:16
8. THE TRUE CHURCH MUST BESTOW THE GIFT OF THE HOLY GHOST BY LAYING ON OF HANDS...
9. THE TRUE CHURCH MUST PRACTICE DIVINE HEALING...MARK.3:14-15
10. THE TRUE CHURCH MUST TEACH THAT GOD AND JESUS CHRIST ARE SEPARETE AND DISTINCT INDIVIDUALS...JOHN 17:11 & JOHN 20:17
11. THE TRUE CHURCH MUST TEACH THAT GOD AND JESUS HAVE BODIES OF FLESH AND BONES...LUKE 24:36-39 & ACTS 1:9-11
12. THE OFFICERS MUST BE CALLED BY GOD...HEB.5:4, EXODUS 28:1 & EXODUS 40:13-16
13. THE TRUE CHURCH MUST CLAIM REVELATION FROM GOD... AMOS 3:7
14. THE TRUE CHURCH MUST BE A MISSIONARY CHURCH...MATT 28:19-20
15. THE TRUE CHURCH MUST BE A RESTORE CHURCH...ACTS 3:19-20
16. THE TRUE CHURCH MUST PRACTICE BAPTISM FOR THE DEAD...1CORT.15:16 & 29
17. BY THEIR FRUITS YE SHALL KNOW THEM...MATT 7:20
WHY ARE THESE THINGS IMPORTANT...HEB. 13:8