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Online Teachings of Mormonism The importance of beginning with the basics Chances are if you have heard about Mormons, you have heard false reports that Mormons practice polygamy, or Mormons have strange, secret temple rituals, or wear funny underwear.  Maybe your only impression of Mormons is seeing the clean-shaven, well dressed Mormon missionaries, or perhaps when you think about Mormons you envision some impossibly perfect family where no one ever drinks, smokes, or swears.  Misconceptions or misunderstandings about what Mormons believe and practice distorts the deep significance of their beliefs and practices. For Mormons, the most important doctrines and practices are the simple everyday ones that affect most of their daily life, while outsiders are only interested in those beliefs they consider to be strange or weird.  Reading about temples, and eternal marriage, and so on, without understanding Mormon beliefs about Jesus Christ and His atonement or the purpose of life is like... Read the rest of this article »

Introduction to Self-Guided Lessons

Introduction to Self-Guided Lessons

Introduction to Self-Guided Lessons about Mormonism Thank you for wanting to learn more about the Mormon Church and its teachings!  We hope that you will feel the Spirit of Lord as you study, and that through the power of the Holy Ghost you will be able know that what we are teaching and what you are studying is true.  The purpose of these lessons is to provide you with an opportunity to study the truth about what Mormons believe from those who are faithful, believing members.  While studying a written text and reading the references provided can help you a great deal, ultimately they are no replacement for speaking with a member of the Mormon Church and being able to get answers to your particular questions and concerns right away.  These lessons provide a way for you to study the Gospel of Jesus Christ as restored through living prophets like Joseph Smith and others in a relaxed, no-pressure environment at your own pace. There are planned a total of at least ten lessons that will... Read the rest of this article »

Mormon Doctrine There is a God

Mormon Doctrine There is a God

Mormon Doctrine Introduction to Lesson I:  Our Heavenly Father Essential Vocabulary: God: The creator and sustainer of the Universe, our Heavenly Father Prophet: A man inspired by God to teach the truth about Him and His plan for mankind (see Amos 3:7) Scriptures: The writings of prophets inspired by the Holy Ghost which teach us the truth about God and His plan (see 2 Peter 1:20-21) Prayer: Communication with our Heavenly Father Books needed: The Holy Bible – any good translation can be used.  Mormons typically use the King James Bible, and quotes in the text will come from that translation, but if you have a different translation it is okay. The Book of Mormon – A companion volume to the Holy Bible which was translated by the Prophet Joseph Smith from ancient records.  If you do not have a copy, you may get a free copy online at www.mormon.org by clicking on the button that reads “Seen on TV” and selecting Book of Mormon. (Note: users of Mozilla Firefox may have... Read the rest of this article »

Mormon Doctrine the Plan of Salvation

Mormon Doctrine the Plan of Salvation

Lesson 2: Mormon Doctrine The Plan of Salvation Review of Lesson 1: In Mormon Doctrine, God is our Father in Heaven and He loves us. He sent His Only Begotten Son Jesus Christ to save us from our sins. God and Jesus Christ are separate and distinct Beings but are one in purpose. Because God loves us, His children, He has always sent prophets to teach us the way to live to be able to return to live with Him. We can know truth by the power of the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost confirms and testifies of truth by entering our hearts and minds and bringing peace, love, joy, and faith (see Galatians 5:22-23). Introduction to lesson 2: The Plan of Salvation Essential Vocabulary: The Fall of Adam and Eve: In Mormon Doctrine, Adam and Eve were cast out of the Garden of Eden because they ate the forbidden fruit. In the Garden of Eden they were innocent and couldn’t progress because they didn’t know good from evil. They became subject to the effects of sin and death. In the Garden of Eden... Read the rest of this article »

The Church of Jesus Christ in Ancient and Modern Times

The Church of Jesus Christ in Ancient and Modern Times

Lesson 3: The Church of Jesus Christ in Ancient and Modern Times Review of Lesson 2: The Plan of Salvation The plan of salvation answers the questions, where did we come from? why are we here? and where are we going? We lived with God before we came to this earth. As a part of His plan the earth was created for us to inhabit so that we could prove ourselves worthy to live in His presence again. Because of the Fall of Adam and Eve, we will die and become separated from God. The Atonement of Jesus Christ allows us to overcome the effects of the Fall. While on earth, we must exercise faith, repent, be baptized, receive the gift of the Holy Ghost and keep the commandments so that we can fully apply the Atonement.  When we die our spirits go to the spirit world until the time of our resurrection.  After the resurrection we will be brought before Jesus Christ to be judged according to our works and the desires of our hearts. According to our judgment, we will inherit the celestial, terrestrial,... Read the rest of this article »


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