“We believe the Word of God recorded in the Holy Bible; we also believe the Word of God recorded in the Book of Mormon, and in other good books.” -Eighth Article of Faith
Scriptures universally accepted by all Latter Day Saint/Mormon denominations include the Holy Bible (Old Testament & New Testament), and the Book of Mormon. Some denominations have their own versions of the Doctrine and Covenants, and some have additional wittiness, such as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ (CJCLdS) “Pearl of Great Price, ” and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint’s “Book of the Law of the Lord.” Other works, such as the revelations through other prophets, the Holy Scriptures (IV/JST, Joseph Smith Jr.’s unfinished translation of the Bible), and works left out of the Bible; the Pseudepigrapha, Apocrypha and other Sacred Writings, may be used depending on the denomination. These should not be considered doctrinal or binding on the Latter Day Saint movement or Mormonism as a whole. New scriptures must be sustained as such first by the body of each denomination within each branch of the Church of Jesus Christ here on the earth.
For the Fellowship
On April 6, 2019 the General Assembly of the Church of Jesus Christ in Christian Fellowship voted and sustained the current books officially canon for the Church of Jesus Christ in Christian Fellowship. These are:
- The Holy Bible, including the Old and New Testaments, and the Apocrypha
- The Book of Enoch, also known as 1 Enoch
- The Book of Mormon
- All sections of the 1844 Doctrine and Covenants, as presented by the Fellowship
- The Book of the Law of the Lord, Mosaic Edition
- The Book of Avahr
- The Book of Remembrance and other revelations from David, the First Elder
Additional scriptures will be forthcoming. The Church of Jesus Christ in Christian Fellowship has been instructed by the Lord to put together a collection of all the scriptures of the Latter Day Saint movement in a way not binding to the Fellowship, but as a library of books for all to study. We are going back to the original and restoring as much as possible by revelation and inspiration from the Lord Jesus Christ.