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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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Word Of Wisdom Mormonism

Word Of Wisdom Mormonism

Mormons follow a strict code of conduct regarding the care and respect of their physical bodies. Mormons believe their bodies to be sacred gifts from God–gifts for which Jesus Christ has paid the ultimate price. Our bodies are made after the likeness of the Lord and should be treated as sacred. Members of the Mormon Church are taught from a young age to respect their bodies as temples wherein the Spirit of the Lord can reside. 1...

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Doctrine And Covenants

Doctrine And Covenants

The Doctrine and Covenants is the compilation of revelations received primarily by Joseph Smith Jr, but also by other early prophets of the Mormon Church, during the Church’s Restoration on the earth. The Doctrine and Covenants was originally known as the Book of Commandments. It contains divine instruction from the Lord on how to organize His Church once again on the earth. Mormons believe that, although most of the instructions and...

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Holy Ghost Mormonism

Holy Ghost Mormonism

The Holy Ghost is the third member of the Godhead, along with God the Father and the Son, Jesus Christ. Mormons believe the Holy Ghost is a spirit-man, a spirit son of God the Father. Mormons believe that, before this life on earth, all people lived in heaven with our Heavenly Father as spirits He created. We received bodies when we came to earth. The Holy Ghost is a child of God who has yet to receive a body. The Holy Ghost performs an...

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