"We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost." — Articles of Faith 1:1
During the October 2009 general conference, Elder Robert D. Hales of the Quorum of the Twelve said, "Some wonder, why is belief in God so important? ...
"Without God, life would end at the grave and our mortal experiences would have no purpose. Growth and progress would be temporary, accomplishment without value, challenges without meaning. There would be no ultimate right and wrong and no moral responsibility to care for one another as fellow children of God. Indeed, without God, there would be no mortal or eternal life.
"If you or someone you love is seeking purpose in life or a deeper conviction of God's presence in our lives, I offer, as a friend and as an Apostle, my witness. He lives!"