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Forgiveness Mormonism

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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Law Chastity Mormonism

Law Chastity Mormonism

Heavenly Father gave all men and women the sacred power to have children and has given precise commandments about how to use it. If men and women obey the commandments about procreation they can be very happy. Mormons believe procreation on Earth began with Adam and Eve, who were commanded by the Lord to have children so that spirits in heaven could come to the earth. A physical body is one of the greatest gifts God gives His children....

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Faith Mormonism

Faith Mormonism

Faith in Jesus Christ is regarded as one of “the first principles and ordinances of the gospel” of God (Articles of Faith, 4). Mormons believe that faith, coupled with good works, is necessary to bring about the salvation of each individual. Unless individuals believe that Jesus Christ has the power to save them from their sins when they truly repent, they cannot have the ability to endure all of life’s trials. Faith is the power and...

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Testimony Mormonism

Testimony Mormonism

Mormons refer to an individual’s beliefs and faith as his or her testimony. A testimony comes through study and prayer, and it is a gift from Heavenly Father to His children. A testimony begins with a desire to know the truth. In addition to desiring a testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ and the living prophet, members and investigators of the Mormon Church will desire to know the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon and all principles...

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Repentance Mormonism

Repentance Mormonism

When one develops faith in Jesus Christ and begins to understand the purpose of mortal life, he or she will desire to repent. Repentance is the second principle of the Gospel in Mormon doctrine. Repentance is required for salvation: “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Everyone that has ever lived upon the earth, except for Jesus Christ, has sinned in some way. The scriptures refer to sin as “all...

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Sacrifice Mormonism

Sacrifice Mormonism

Sacrifice has been required by the Lord since the beginning of time, as a way to obey the Lord’s commandments and show devotion to Him. The Lord commanded the first man and woman, Adam and Eve, to offer sacrifices of the firstborn sheep of their flocks. In one of the books of scripture in Mormonism The Pearl of Great Price, the book of Moses has record of these sacrifices: “And he gave unto them commandments, that they should worship...

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