This week’s dive is in Articles of Faith and Official Declarations 1 & 2 of the Church of Jesus Christ. Nate holds down the fort this week while Jason is out in Florida. Nate discusses the historical context of these early church writings and does his best to navigate the sensitive topics. Starting with the Articles of Faith, Joseph Smith was very reluctant to publish and definitive statement to encompass all of the church’s beliefs. He believed that God would reveal many important truths and did not want to paint the church in the corner. It is therefore fitting that these two declarations follow Nate’s discussion on the Articles of Faith.