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I get my new blog design today! Also, take a look at this article from Plugged In. It's really true. People these days are picking and choosing. Instead of changing their lifestyle to fit their religions, they're changing their religions to fit their lifestyle. So I'm challenging you to post: what do you believe? Why do you believe it? Why is it important to know?

I might do a post on that later.

And we did a be-awesome April Fools Day joke on The Lakehouse yesterday!

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  1. You know, that was actually discussed by LDS Church leader in General Conference yesterday! We do not get to pick and choose which commandments we wish to follow. There is no lukewarm- you are either on the Lords side or you are not.
    What I believe... it would be almost impossible to write it all down in this little box. I usually feel bad about 'preaching' to you since I know how much you love your religion, but hey, you just asked me what I believe, right? So I'm going to outline some of my basic beliefs. they will be scattered, but if you follow the links things will make much more sense. Just remember, you asked for it! :)
    *I believe in God, maker of Heaven and Earth, the Almighty, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the Father of my spirit.
    *I believe in his firstborn Son, Jesus Christ, the Messiah, the Savior and Redeemer of all mankind. http://lds.org/study/living-christ?lang=eng
    *I believe that before Adam was born, all of God's children lived together in what is called the Premortal Existence. It was there that God presented the Plan Of Salvation, under which we would come to Earth, experience tests and trials, make mistakes, be forgiven, and learn to become more like God himself. This Plan of Salvation is the reason for our life on Earth. http://mormon.org/plan-of-happiness/
    *From here I'm turning to the Articles of Faith.
    http://lds.org/library/display/0,4945,106-1-2-1,FF.html This is the basic declaration of the key principles of my faith.
    *I believe the Bible to be the words and commandments of God, as much as it has been translated correctly. I also believe the Book of Mormon the be a true record of the ancient American people and another testament of Jesus Christ. I believe that the Doctrine and Covenants and the Pearl of Great Price are also works of scripture, given by God for the benefit of His children.
    *Now here's when we REALLY differ from other churches. I believe that after Christ ascended to the heavens, and after His apostles were martyred by the unbelievers, the Priesthood power and the fullness of the Gospel was taken from the Earth. all the churches that remained on the earth did not have the whole truth.
    *I believe that the full, entire true Gospel of Jesus Christ had been returned to the Earth in the modern day. http://mormon.org/restoration/ I believe that in 1820, God the Father and His son Jesus Christ appeared as two separate personages to a 14 year old boy, Joseph Smith. He was a righteous boy who was being pressured to join several different churches. He prayed to God to know which of the churches he should join. God told Joseph to join none of them, for none of them had a full knowledge and truth.
    Ten years later, Heavenly Father restored the true church, The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, to the earth through the now grown Joseph Smith. He called Joseph to be a living Prophet of God, just like Moses and Abraham and Isaiah, etc.

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  2. *I believe that ever since then, God has kept one of His prophets on the earth at all times, to preside over and direct His church.
    *I believe that because of the Plan of Salvation, because of Jesus' great Atonement for our sins, that all mankind can be saved by the grace of God.
    *I believe that works are necessary to achieve salvation. John 14:15- If ye love me, keep my commandments. I believe that we have to at least try to keep God's commandments. Simply believing that He lives and will save us is not enough. I also believe that no matter how hard we try, we will never be perfect. In the end, it is the grace of God that will save us, but he will only extend His mercy to us if we have worked to deserve it
    *I believe in baptism in the same way that Jesus was baptized- by immersion- at the age of accountability- 8 years old. Mark 16:16- He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. I believe that therefore baptism is essential to salvation- none who are not baptized can be saved.
    *I believe in Baptisms for the Dead, to meet the needs of all those who never had the chance to be baptized while they were alive. No, that doesn't mean we baptize dead bodies. We baptized the dead by proxy, with another person standing where the dead would, and the one who baptizes does so for and in behalf of the dead person.
    *Lastly and perhaps most importantly, I believe that the family is essential to the Plan of Salvation. http://lds.org/family/proclamation?lang=eng I believe that if we repent of our sins and are baptized by one who has the priesthood authority to baptize, we can be saved and live with our families and with God forever in Heaven.

    I probably forgot something critically important, :) but that is the general outline of my faith. If something doesn't make sense, ask me. I'm no religious expert, but I'll answer if I can.

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  3. Thank you! You're the only one who did this. It was interesting learning what Mormon people believe. Thanks for taking the time to share this!

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  4. I didn't realize it was so long until after I posted :) Thank YOU!

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