The Church has redesigned the Articles of Faith flier available through distribution centers and the online store. The new version matches more closely similar documents, such as The Family: A Proclamation to the World and The Living Christ. Joseph Smith wrote the Articles of Faith to help clarify Church beliefs.
The Articles of Faith do not contain all of the teachings and beliefs of the Church, but they do explain some of its most important beliefs.
In 1880 members of the Church at the October general conference raised their hands in common consent to accept the Articles of Faith as scripture. A .pdf version of the new flier can be downloaded from the LDS Church News website. The link to the Articles of Faith is on the upper right portion of this page under related content.