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Prayer Mormonism

Prayer is the way by which any person can communicate directly with his Heavenly Father. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons or Latter-day Saints) believe prayer is necessary for each person to build a close relationship with the Lord. This relationship is necessary in order to live a righteous life. Prayer will protect against the evil temptations of the devil. In The Doctrine and Covenants, the Prophet...

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Nature God

Who is God? There are many different beliefs about the nature of God in our modern world. Mormons have a very clear concept of God, and especially a clearly defined idea about the relationship between God the Father, Jesus Christ, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Mormons believe that the concepts identified by such nonscriptural terms as “the incomprehensible mystery of God” and “the mystery of the Holy Trinity” are attributable to the...

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Family in Mormonism

The Importance of the Family in Mormonism The family is the essential and basic unit of life on Earth and in the eternities. Mormonism teaches important truths regarding the centrality of the family and its eternal destiny. Many of these truths can be found in The Family: a Proclamation to the World, which was issued by the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Mormon Church. Mormons believe the most important work...

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Sabbath Mormonism

For Latter-day Saints (Mormons), The Sabbath Day is Sunday in most of the world.  Mormons who live in Israel celebrate the Sabbath on Saturday, and in Moslem countries, on Friday, keeping the spirit of the law to set aside the seventh day, but enabling Mormons to align themselves with the cultures’ workweeks. The Sabbath is a day of rest, following the initial example of the Lord during the Creation: “And on the seventh day God ended...

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Charity Mormonism

According to scripture, charity . . . “is the pure love of Christ,” “suffereth long, and is kind,” “envieth not,” “is not puffed up,” “doth not behave itself unseemly,” “seeketh not her own,” “is not easily provoked,” “thinketh no evil,” “rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth” (Moroni 7:45). In simple terms, Mormons believe charity is love.  More specifically, charity is the pure love of...

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Forgiveness Mormonism

In Mormonism, forgiveness is an essential part of enjoying happiness in this life and salvation in the life to come. A study of the scriptures reveals two aspects of forgiveness: seeking forgiveness from the Lord through repentance and prayer, and forgiving all those who hurt or offend us. Jesus directs all men to ask Heavenly Father to “forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors” (Matthew 6:12). Sin is a difficult burden to bear....

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