Saturday, August 24, 2013

Why I am a Latter-day Saint (Mormon)

The short answer: I was born a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Now for the long answer. But, I can promise you're going to love it. This is the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. How exciting is this? The same gospel that was taught by Jesus Christ while He was on the earth, is on the earth again. The same baptism, the same sacrament, the same temple worship, the same teaching. I feel so much peace in this religion, but one thing to remember about me, and many other LDS persons, is that this is not simply a religion. Rather, this is the way that God intends us to live all the time. And guess what? I mess up. A lot. Another reason why I am LDS. The Gospel teaches me how to repent and become with my Father in heaven. This Gospel has taught me that I have a Father, as do all the people on this earth. This gives me a lot of hope as I begin working with people who have suffered from abuse. Regardless of the earthly father we have, our Heavenly Father is perfect. I understand I don't have all the answers, but this Gospel does. I love the way that a women in my congregation put it, "The power we get from ordinances will be as deep or as shallow as our knowledge of the Gospel". I'm still a baby in the Gospel, but I know it's true. I am so grateful that I can answers to life's questions. Just this morning I went to the temple, a sacred place of worship and I realized that I received comfort and strength within those walls, something that is so special to me. The reason I am a member of the LDS faith is because it answers life's questions, both the grand and the personal, through teaching and revelation. I love the Lord and am so blessed to be able to learn through His prophet and other leaders that have been appointed on this earth.

And just in case you want to understand more about the sacred nature of the temple, here you go:
LDS temples