Monday, July 6, 2015

God Will Save Us All

"I am not a strict constructionalist, believing that we seal our eternal progress by what we do here. It is my belief that God will save all of His children that he can: and while, if we live unrighteously here, we shall not go to the other side in the same status, so to speak, as those who lived righteously; nevertheless, the unrighteous will have their chance, and in the eons of the eternities that are to follow, they, too, may climb to the destinies to which they who are righteous and serve God, have climbed to those eternities that are to come.”

-J. Reuben Clark, Church News, 23 April 1960, p. 3

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

JESUS IS THE CHRIST



"We talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins." -1 Nephi 25:26 (The Book of Mormon)

Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints are often referred to as "Mormons" because of the Book of Mormon. That cannon of scripture was brought forth out of obscurity by the Prophet Joseph Smith in 1823 after being visited by an angel of the Lord who called himself Moroni.

Mormonism is the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. The Book of Mormon not only validates and supports the Bible, it assures men and women everywhere that Jesus is the author of our Salvation. He is the one and only true God. 


Learn more about The Church of Jesus Christ by visiting: mormon.org

Friday, March 1, 2013

Search the Scriptures for Truth

In 1831, after the publication of The Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith, Prophet for the Lord Jesus Christ said, "Search the scriptures—search the revelations which we publish, and ask your Heavenly Father, in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, to manifest the truth unto you, and if you do it with an eye single to His glory nothing doubting, He will answer you by the power of His Holy Spirit. You will then know for yourselves and not for another. You will not then be dependent on man for the knowledge of God; nor will there be any room for speculation. No; for when men receive their instruction from Him that made them, they know how He will save them. Then again we say: Search the Scriptures, search the Prophets and learn what portion of them belongs to you and the people of the nineteenth century."

"You, no doubt, will agree with us, and say, that you have no right to claim the promises of the inhabitants before the flood; that you cannot found your hopes of salvation upon the obedience of the children of Israel when journeying in the wilderness, nor can you expect that the blessings which the apostles pronounced upon the churches of Christ eighteen hundred years ago, were intended for you. Again, if others' blessings are not your blessings, others' curses are not your curses; you stand then in these last days, as all have stood before you, agents unto yourselves, to be judged according to your works."

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

What Do I Believe?

Many of us spend our lives looking for something to hold on to, something that will last. We look for ways to avoid aging or to become famous or rich. But we eventually realize that mortal life is temporary. Friends and family members grow old and die, the famous are soon forgotten, and wealth is lost as quickly as it is won.

Our hope and happiness lie in knowing who we are, where we came from, and where we can go. We are eternal beings, spirit children of an eternal God. Our lives can be compared to a three-act play: pre-mortal life (before we came to earth), mortal life (our time here on earth), and post-mortal life (where we go after we die). God has had a plan for our lives since the beginning of the first act—a plan that, if followed, provides comfort and guidance now, as well as salvation and eternal happiness in our post-mortal life.

Understanding the following can help us live a happier life now and in eternity.


GOD IS OUR FATHER

God is the Father of our spirits. We are created in His image. We have a divine nature and destiny.




WE LIVED WITH GOD
Before we were born, we lived with God, the Father of our spirits. All persons on earth are literally brothers and sisters in the family of God.




EARTH LIFE IS PART OF GOD'S PLAN

Our life on earth has purpose. Coming to earth is part of God's plan for us to gain a physical body and learn to choose between good and evil.




JESUS CHRIST IS THE WAY

Our Heavenly Father sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to be our Savior and show us the way to live according to God's plan.




WE CAN FIND HAPPINESS

Following God's plan for us is the surest way to find happiness and endure life's challenges.




WE CAN LIVE WITH GOD AND THOSE WE LOVE AGAIN

Our lives will not end when we die. Our future lives are determined by the way we live our lives now.




Learn more about these truths at
http://mormon.org/faith/

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sunday, April 26, 2009

How Can I Find Happiness?

Richard G. Scott, a member of the Quorum of 12 Apostles in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, explains that as you continue to center your mind and heart in the Lord, He will help you have a rich and full life no matter what happens in the world around you.

Friday, April 17, 2009

The Bible is a Miracle

It is a miracle that the Bible literally contains within its pages the converting, healing Spirit of Christ, which has turned men and womens hearts for centuries, leading them to pray, to choose right paths, and to search to find their Savior.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Heavens are Open

Elder Jeffery R. Holland, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints testifies that God continues to speak His word and reveal His truth, revelations which mandate an open canon of scripture.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Learning about the Church

Elder Gary J. Coleman talks about his conversion to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He speaks of his understanding of the true nature of the Godhead, access to additional scripture and revelation, and partaking of the blessings of priesthood authority.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Jesus invites us to feed the poor and clothe the naked.



Jesus said, "When thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind."
- Luke 14:13 (Bible)

"And they had all things common among them; therefore there were not rich and poor, bond and free, but they were all made free, and partakers of the heavenly gift.
- 4 Nephi 1:23 (The Book of Mormon)

"And remember in all things the poor and the bneedy, the sick and the afflicted, for he that doeth not these things, the same is not my disciple."
- Doctrine & Covenants 52:40