Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Come and See

As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "we take seriously the responsibility to teach all people in all nations about the Lord Jesus Christ and His restored gospel. We believe the same Church founded by the Savior anciently has been reestablished on the earth by Him in the latter days. The doctrine, principles, priesthood authority, ordinances, and covenants of His gospel are found today in His Church."
"When we invite you to attend church with us or to learn with the full-time missionaries, we are not trying to sell you a product. As members of the Church, we do not receive prizes or bonus points in a heavenly contest. We are not seeking simply to increase the numerical size of the Church. And most importantly, we are not attempting to coerce you to believe as we do. We are inviting you to hear the restored truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ so you can study, ponder, pray, and come to know for yourself if the things we are sharing with you are true." -Elder David Bednar

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

Monday, June 20, 2011

The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon may have been made into a Tony Award Winning Musical, but few know the truth about it's message. I believe the Book of Mormon is the word of God. It helps reaffirm all that the Bible teaches about our Savior, Jesus Christ. Here are some people who have been changed by it's message.





Andy and Amos and The Book of Mormon
by John Mark Reynolds, Professor of Philosophy for Biola

I am no Mormon, but I have witnessed bigotry and ignorance directed against this American community. The LDS Church is placed in the difficult position of seeing their most sacred beliefs mocked in a nation that murdered their prophet in a shameful lynching. Broadway has given aid and comfort to the mob of ignorant folk who know nothing of modern Mormonism outside of their prejudices
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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Who is Joseph Smith?

I believe in Jesus Christ. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints better known as the Mormons. Our Christian faith began with Joseph Smith, who millions consider a modern day Prophet like Moses or Paul. This is the true story of his life and how the Mormon church began.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

What Guides My Happiness? My Faith in Jesus

At the very heart of my music is my faith in Jesus. I love Him and find strength to endure the challenges of this world by following his example. I know He lives. Our lives have a purpose. The more we learn about Him the more happy we will be.

Additional information:
http://www.mormon.org



Tuesday, August 24, 2010

'Healing and peace found at feet of 'Great Physician'



Patrick Kearon, (born 18 July 1961) has been a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since 2010. He is a member of my church's First Quorum of the Seventy.

Kearon was born in Carlisle, England. He converted to the LDS Church in 1987. He has worked in transportation, real estate and related fields. In the LDS Church, he has been the president of the Bristol England Stake and an area seventy.

Kearon and his wife, Jennifer Carole Hulme, are the parents of four children. At the time of his call as a general authority Kearon was living in Somerset, England.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Serve God This Day

Henry B. Eyring, a disciple of Jesus Christ, urges us to seek God's help to overcome complacency and discouragement and find joy in serving Him today.