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What is Mormon Priesthood and How Do Women Share It?

What is Mormon Priesthood and How Do Women Share It?

A Royal Priesthood The apostle Peter was addressing the early worthy members of Christ’s Church when he called them a “royal priesthood”: But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light…(1 Peter 2:9). Although some friends of other faiths think Christ was the great and last high priest,...

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Mormonism: A Distracting Name for the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Mormonism: A Distracting Name for the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Growing up, I was often asked what church I attended. Often when I said, “I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,” the person would reply, “I have never heard of that church.” So then I’d say, “It’s the Mormon Church.” And most of the time the reply was, “Oh, I’ve heard of that church.” So I started answering, “I’m a Mormon.” The nickname “Mormon” stems from our belief in the Book of...

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Mormons are Healthy

Scientists have long been fascinated by the Mormon health code. Mormon is a nickname sometimes given to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The health code came by revelation to Joseph Smith in the early 1800s and contained what was, at the time, unusual advice about how to eat. The code, known as the Word of Wisdom, can be found in a book of Mormon scripture called the Doctrine and Covenants See Doctrine and...

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Focusing our Lives

BYU (Brigham Young University) is operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, often mistakenly called the “Mormon Church.”  BYU students take nearly a semester of spiritually uplifting, stimulating religion classes. In this series (see below), students enrolled in scripture study classes have shared their thoughts, insights, and reflections on the Book of Mormon in the form of letters to someone they know. We invite...

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The Repentance of Saul

Brigham Young University (BYU) is operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, often mistakenly called the “Mormon Church.”   BYU students take nearly a semester of spiritually uplifting, stimulating religion classes. Here, in this column, students enrolled in scripture study classes have shared their thoughts, insights, and reflections on the New Testament and gospel of Jesus Christ in the form of letters to someone...

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The Why and How of Mormon Charity

The Why and How of Mormon Charity

A study done through the University of Pennsylvania demonstrated that Mormons are the most charitable people in America, donating both money and time at a higher rate than other Americans. Even when religious donations and service are subtracted, they give about as much as other Americans, but, of course, this is in addition to the religious donations. The average American spends about 48 hours a year volunteering for charity. That’s a...

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