I have been hearing a lot of incorrect comments about The Church Of JESUS CHRIST Of Latter Day Saints, both online and on the television. I am a member of The Church Of JESUS CHRIST Of Latter Day Saints commonly called Mormons. I have never run down another persons religion or beliefs in any way on gather. However, fellow gather members have spoken harshly about my religion.
I would like to share some of my beliefs with you. I am not doing this for debate. I just have so many wonderful friends on gather who have been mislead and I want to share some of what I believe with you. Not to change your beliefs, only to give you some correct information on â€œMormonsâ€. Please keep in mind that our faith or religion as many call it, is just like any other when it comes to the members. We have some loyal members who are striving to live a righteous life while we have some who are not so loyal and are making many mistakes. However, we all make mistakes so please do not judge me by my mistakes.
We have what is called The Articles Of Faithâ€ which is a quick summery of some of the things that we believe and hold dear to our hearts. There are a total of thirteen articles of faith. If you are interested in reading all of them, you can click here.
These are just two of the articles of faith that I would like to share with you.
The first one is:
â€œWe believe in God, the Eternal Father, and his son Jesus Christ and in the Holy Ghostâ€
Isnâ€™t that what a Christian does? They Believes in God, Jesus and the Holy Ghost. So knowing that fact, do you still believe that we are not Christians? We do believe in Jesus. We believe that he was born to atone for our sins. I personally believe this with all my heart.
The other one is the eleventh article of faith. It reads like this:
â€œWe claim the privilege of worshipping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they mayâ€
I hope you understand now why I would never run down another religion or faith. I believe in my faith. It has given me strength when I need it. This strength comes from reading the scriptures, including The Old Testament, The New Testament and The Book Of Mormon. My strength lies in the words and promises of the Savior Jesus Christ. We use The King James Version of The Holy Bible. I have head others say that we have our own bible. We do not have our own bible. We use the Holy Bible just like most of you do. We also use the Book of Mormon. We use it because it testifies of Jesus Christ just as the Old and New Testament does.
I donâ€™t believe that Â anyone should be judged on their beliefs alone. I believe that we should be judged on the things we do and say. Is that not how you judge others? It is not our place to judge anotherâ€™s faith. God will do the judging. I do believe God will judge us by what we say including the passing of rumors from one person to another. I make many mistakes but I try to do better each day than I did the day before. I will continue to make mistakes. I will also continue to do better. If I do not do better today than I did yesterday, then I have failed.
I am a first generation Latter Day Saint. I was raised as a Methodist.
Â I am not going to prevent comments or ratings on this article, if you feel the need to rate it low, that is your privilege and I think you are allowed to that.
We do celebrate the birth of the Savior on Christmas day.
I do hope that this article does not offend anyone. That was not my intention.
I am not easily offended so if you have something that you have been wondering about my faith, go ahead and ask.Â I will try my best to answer your questions.
I just wanted to share this with you, my friends on gather. I am a Mormon and I do believe with all my heart that we are Christians.