All members, Home Branches, Synagogues, Congregations, Stakes, and other bodies of membership and lay clergy have accepted and adopted the following Statement of Fundamental Truths. We shall seek, by the grace of God, to be governed by the Constitution as set forth, and will also seek to teach and propagate the doctrines contained in the Statement of Fundamental Truths, also known as
The Seven Principles of Mormon Kabbalah
1. God is real
(Alma 16:54-55a RAV, 30:44c-d OPV)
To study Mormon Kabbalah, one must first recognize there is a God. We all see God differently, and this is okay. God meets us where we are. To know God, we must understand that God is not an abstract idea. God is real and is the source of our eternal happiness.
2. God is good
(1 John 1:5)
Once we realize God is real, we must acknowledge that God is good. Why study and develop a relationship with a God we see as evil? Our God is all bestowing and all giving, opposite of man—God’s fallen creation. Bad things don’t happen to good people because God is unjust, but because the creation isn’t completed.
3. Created to be saved
Now that we know God is real and is good, one will ask, why are we here? The knowledge that God is good brings with it the understanding that God did not place us here to fail, but to perfect us. He doesn’t doom us to Hell, but sent Christ save us from ourselves. When the creation is complete, all will be perfected in Christ to our true states of being—be they good or evil.
4. Freedom of choice
Once we know the first keys of reality, we must make a choice of what we will do with this knowledge. God doesn’t make us good, the devil doesn’t make us evil; we have access to both and choose for ourselves. We are tempted by Ego to take for ourselves, but true joy only comes when we give of ourselves. We have partaken of the fruit of the tree, now we must choose good from evil.
5. Love and serve God
(Matthew 22:36-40, Moroni 7:11 RAV, 7:13 OPV)
Once we choose Christ we may begin to study Mormon Kabbalah by obeying the two great commandments key to Kabbalistic understanding. The first great commandment is to love God. How do we show love for God? We study His ways, the life of Christ, and emulate Him: we serve others.
6. Love our neighbors
(Leviticus 19:18, Matthew 22:36-40)
We cannot be obedient to the first great commandment if we are not obedient to the second: Love thy neighbor as thy self. In once sense we are all Adam and Eve, in another all who identify as males are Adam, all who identify as female are Eve. This is to say we are one, even as Jesus and the Father are one. The only way to do this is through love; love abandons Ego for altruism.
7. Change perception, change reality
(Doctrines of the Saints 42:10/DaC 76:3a CoC, 76:12 CJCLdS)
Reality is defined by how we see the world. After we have taken the above steps, walking the path of teshuvah, the way we see the world changes. When we see through human eyes, we see weakness and sin. Once born again our perception changes and we see God’s creation as He sees it: it is good. With these seven principles in one’s live we become Mormon Kabbalists.