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Church Organization

Authority

CHURCH ORGANIZATION – JESUS CHRIST ESTABLISHED HIS CHURCH

Under the “The Restoration of Truth – Jesus Christ established His Church” section of mormon.org we read:

“A few hundred years before the birth of Jesus Christ, people had fallen into apostasy. When the Savior began His mortal ministry, He restored His gospel and established His Church again on the earth. He built His Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, He himself being the chief cornerstone (Ephesians 2:20)In addition to the Twelve Apostles, Christ appointed other leaders to assist the Apostles in the work of His Church. These included: Seventies (missionaries), Evangelists (patriarchs), Pastors (presiding leaders), Elders, Bishops, Priests, Teachers, Deacons.” Continue reading Church Organization

Testing Truth

Moroni at Temple Square in Salt Lake City

.:TESTING TRUTH – HOW CAN I KNOW THIS IS TRUE?

Mormon.org states:

“ ‘I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost.’ Book of Mormon, Moroni 10:4 …Feelings from the Holy Ghost are personal revelation to you that confirm the truth of the Book of Mormon and the gospel of Jesus Christ as restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith.” Continue reading Testing Truth

Jesus Christ

Mormon Jesus Christ at Temple Square in Salt Lake City

.:JESUS CHRIST – OUR SAVIOR

Mormon.org states:

“The first principle of the gospel is faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Having faith in Christ… means believing that He is the Son of God and that He suffered for your sins, afflictions, and infirmities. When you have faith in Christ, you accept and apply His Atonement and His teachings… Having faith causes you to try as hard as you can to learn about and become more like your SaviorThrough repentance, the second principle of the gospel, you change thoughts, desires, habits, and actions that are not in harmony with God’s teachings… To repent, youStop sinning and strive never to commit sin again…” Continue reading Jesus Christ

Eternal Progression

Temple Square in Salt Lake City

.:ETERNAL PROGRESSION HEAVENLY FATHER’S PLAN OF HAPPINESS

Mormon.org States:

“God’s plan of salvation answers life’s great questions, such as: ‘Where did I come from?’ ‘What is my purpose in life?’ ‘What happens when I die?’…Your life did not begin at birth… Heavenly Father created your spirit body, and you lived with Him before you were born on earth… Your purpose in leaving God’s presence to come to earth includes obtaining a physical body, gaining experience, and learning to make right choices. …Physical death is a step forward in Heavenly Father’s plan. …If you have believed in Jesus Christ, repented of your sins, and followed His commandments, you will be able to enjoy eternal life in our Heavenly Father’s presence.” Continue reading Eternal Progression

The Book of Mormon

Book of Mormon

.:THE BOOK OF MORMON

THE BOOK OF MORMONMormon.org states:

The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ is an actual record of God’s dealings with the ancient inhabitants of the Americas and contains, as does the Bible, the fullness of the everlasting gospel… The Book of Mormon is a powerful witness of Jesus Christ. It helps us understand His teachings, including those in the Bible.” Continue reading The Book of Mormon

Priesthood

Priesthood

.:PRIESTHOOD THE RESTORATION OF THE PRIESTHOOD

Mormon.org states:

“Throughout time, God has given His servants, the prophets, the authority to act in His name. This authority is called the priesthood… John the Baptist appeared and conferred upon Joseph Smith and his associate Oliver Cowdery the Aaronic Priesthood… Later, Peter, James, and John… conferred the Melchizedek Priesthood upon Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery, restoring the same authority given to Christ’s Apostles anciently.” Continue reading Priesthood

Gospel

Book of Mormon

.:GOSPELTHE RESTORATION OF THE GOSPEL

Mormon.org States:

“In 1820, as He had done throughout history, Father in Heaven again chose a prophet to restore the gospel and the priesthood to the earth. He called a young man named Joseph Smith, and through him, the fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ was restored to the earth. …The Apostle Peter prophesied of the “restitution of all things” before Christ’s Second Coming (Acts 3:19–21). The Restoration of Christ’s Church on the earth has made available the opportunity for all to once again receive all of the blessings of the gospel of Jesus Christ.” Continue reading Gospel

Apostasy

bullets

.:APOSTASY – THE GREAT APOSTASY

Under the “The Restoration of Truth – The Great Apostasy” section of mormon.org we read:

“Following the death of Jesus Christ… The Apostles were killed and the priesthood authority—including the keys to direct and receive revelation for the Church—was taken from the earth (2 Thessalonians 2:1–3). Because the Church was no longer led by priesthood authority and revelation, error crept into Church teachings. Good people and much truth remained, but the gospel as established by Jesus Christ was lost, resulting in a period called the Great Apostasy. Continue reading Apostasy

The Prophets Of God

Book of Mormon

.:THE PROPHETS OF GOD – HEAVENLY FATHER REVEALS HIS GOSPEL TO ALL

In the section entitled, “Heavenly Father Reveals His Gospel to All” under “The Restoration of Truth” of mormon.org, the website describes the concept that God’s people need prophets to lead them today as they did in the past. This idea is based on the Biblical Scripture of Amos 3:7 that states: Continue reading The Prophets Of God

God Our Father

bullets

.:GOD OUR FATHER – GOD IS YOUR LOVING HEAVENLY FATHER

The first section of the Mormon Church’s website is entitled “Restoration of Truth.” Mormonism teaches that all other churches of Christianity possess only part of God’s truth while the Mormon Church is the only Christian church that possesses the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Thus, we will spend the majority of our review of the LDS Church’s website examining this section. The first page in this “Restoration of Truth” section of the 2007 mormon.org website, under the section entitled, “God is Your Loving Heavenly Father” they state: Continue reading God Our Father

The Eternal Family

Family Forever

.:THE ETERNAL FAMILY – THE GOSPEL BLESSES FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS

Under this next section of “The Restoration of Truth” link of the 2007 version of mormon.org, we read: “Because families are ordained of God, they are the most important social unit in time and in eternity. Marriage (Genesis 2:18) and family (Genesis 1:28) are central focal points in God’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children. Your Heavenly Father wants you to do all you can during your time on Earth to prepare yourself to live in an eternal family.”

Continue reading The Eternal Family