The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Seventeen Points of the True Church
1. Christ organized the church. (Ephraim 4:11-14)
2. The true church must bear the name of Jesus Christ. (Ephraim 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. 3:13-14)
8. The true church must bestow the gift of the Holy Ghost by the laying on of hands. (Acts 8:14-17)
9. The true church must practice divine healing. (Mark 3:14-15)
10. The true church must teach that God and Jesus Christ are separate and distinct individuals. (John 17:11 and John 20:17)
11. The true church must teach that God and Jesus Christ have bodies of flesh and bone. (Luke 24:36-39 and Acts 1:9-11)
12. The officers must be called of God. (Heb. 5:4, Exodus 28:1 and Exodus 40:13-18)
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 restored church. (Acts 3:19-20)
16. The true church must practice baptism for the dead. (1 Cor. 15-16 and 29)
17. By their fruits ye shall know them. (Matt 7:20)

Why are these things important? HEBREWS 13:8