Author: Anita Stansfield

Do Mormons Believe in the Bible?

Some people not familiar with members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (“Mormons”) think that they don’t believe in the Bible. D. Lauritsen, a Mormon professor, answers this question in the article below to help clear up this misconception. One reason people have this misconception is because we use additional scriptures such as the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ, which is a record of God’s dealings with the ancient inhabitants of the American continent. But in fact, quite the opposite is true. Latter-day Saints cherish the Bible and follow its teachings. Members use...

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Do Mormons Have Scriptures Besides the Book of Mormon?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (inadvertently called by friends of other faiths, the “Mormon Church”) believes in an open cannon of scripture, and that God continues to speak to His children today. God has revealed His word to prophets since the days of Adam, and that continues today. The Church accepts several books of canonized scripture, as well as continuing revelation from living prophets and apostles. This article was written by Mormon professor D. Lauritsen to better inform those who have questions about Mormon scriptures: Do Mormons Have Scriptures Besides the Book of Mormon? Brief Answer: yes, three other volumes: the Bible,...

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What does Jesus Christ expect of me?

The Book of Mormon helps us know what Jesus Christ expects of us. The Book of Mormon is an ancient record of holy scripture that gives an account of God’s dealings with the former inhabitants of the American continent. It teaches the fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. In the book of 2 Nephi in the Book of Mormon, an ancient prophet Nephi talks all about the coming of Jesus Christ and the great plan of salvation and happiness Why do we need a Savior? Before we can understand what Jesus Christ expects of us, it’s important to...

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My Life: In Jesus’ Hands

My Life Is In His Hands Keith L. Brown is a convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and serves as the Ward Mission Leader in the Annapolis, Maryland Ward.  It was a leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (nicknamed “Mormons,”),  Franklin D. Richards, who once said, “Life is God’s greatest gift to man, and what we do with our life is our gift to God.” (LDS Conference Report, April 1971, p. 38.) Stephen L. Richards, another prominent LDS leader taught, “Life is a mission and not a career.” (Quoted by Thomas...

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Carrying Christ’s Name: Reflections from the Bible and Book of Mormon

Keith L. Brown is a convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) and serves as the Ward Mission Leader in the Annapolis, Maryland Ward. Taking on a Name & Taking on the Name of Jesus Christ William Shakespeare’s renowned play “Romeo and Juliet” is a timeless theatrical classic masterpiece. In the play Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet meet and fall in love despite the fact that they are doomed from the start as members of two warring families. In an effort to prove her unfaltering love for Romeo, Juliet comments, “What’s in a name? That...

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