A of F 3
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Relationship to Articles of Faith. The relationship of AF 3 to the rest of the Articles of Faith is discussed at The Articles of Faith.
Text of Article of Faith 3. To see the text of Article of Faith 3, click here.
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- Is there a difference between a sin and a transgression? See also D&C 132:59-60.
- Why is the punishment for sins not said to be conditional on a lack of repentance? Don't we believe that men will not be punished for their own sins if they repent? D&C 19:16
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