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How Jesus Christ Is Both the Father and the Son

How Jesus Christ Is Both the Father and the Son

The Book of Mormon contains a passage where Jesus Christ tells the brother of Jared: “Behold, I am Jesus Christ. I am the Father and the Son” (Ether 3:14). His declaration, although initially confusing, can be understood by examining His eternal roles. How the Godhead Is One A fundamental belief of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (sometimes inadvertently called the Mormon Church) is expressed in the first Article of Faith: “We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost.” Together they form the Godhead. Mormons believe in the corporeal separateness of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. They believe that the Godhead is united in their common purpose “to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man” (Moses 1:39). Jeffrey R. Holland, one of the Twelve Apostles in The Church of Jesus Christ, wrote that the Father and the Son are “virtually synonymous in their interchangeable... Read the rest of this entry »

What Are the Roles of Jesus Christ?

What Are the Roles of Jesus Christ?

The roles of Jesus Christ demonstrate that God’s mission and purpose is to save each of His children. What Are the Roles of Jesus Christ?                                                           The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, often inadvertently called the Mormon Church, affirms the reality and divinity of Jesus Christ. “[H]is name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6). The names and specific roles of Jesus Christ are many, yet each role denotes God’s desire to guide mankind back to dwell in His presence. His purpose and mission is “to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man” (Moses 1:39). This article discusses a few of the roles of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ Is the Creator of the Earth Latter-day Saints (“Mormons”) believe that all men and women are God’s children and... Read the rest of this entry »

Mormons Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ

Mormons Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ

The first Article of Faith of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, often inadvertently called the “Mormon Church,” states, “We believe in God the Eternal Father and in His Son Jesus Christ and in the Holy Ghost” (Articles of Faith 1:1.) The Lord Jesus Christ is the glorious Being adored and worshiped by Latter-day Saints (“Mormons”.) The reestablishment of The Church of Jesus Christ in modern times began by an event known to Latter-day Saints as The First Vision.  After studying the tenets of religion and wanting to follow God’s commandment to be baptized, Joseph Smith read James 1:5 which states, “If any of you lack you lack wisdom, let him ask of God who giveth to all men liberally and upbraideth not.”  Emboldened by God’s promise to answer his sincere prayer, Joseph knelt alone in a grove of trees to ask God which church he should join. Joseph recorded, I saw a pillar of light, exactly over my head above the... Read the rest of this entry »

Reflections on LDS General Conference: Lord, I Believe

Reflections on LDS General Conference: Lord, I Believe

During the first weekend in April, and the first weekend of October of each year, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints conducts its respective annual and semiannual General Conference of the Church. Each session of the Conference is replete with uplifting and inspiring messages in word and in song that provide nourishment for the hungering soul, and a cool refreshing drink from the springs of Living Water. While listening to the messages presented during the 183rd Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ held in April 2013, there was a particular message delivered by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (the second-highest presiding group within the LDS Church) during the Sunday afternoon session that seemed to resonate within my soul. The title of his message was Lord, I Believe. “If Thou Canst Believe. . . .” In his gospel account, Mark recounts the story of a loving father, who perhaps in final... Read the rest of this entry »

Jesus Christ: Come unto Me with your Imperfections and your Best Efforts

Jesus Christ: Come unto Me with your Imperfections and your Best Efforts

BYU (Brigham Young University) is operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, often mistakenly called the “Mormon Church.” As part of their undergraduate coursework, BYU students take multiple semesters of spiritually uplifting, stimulating religion classes. In this series (see below), students enrolled in scripture study classes have shared their thoughts, insights, and reflections on the Book of Mormon in the form of letters to someone they know. We invite you to take a look at their epiphanies and discoveries as they delve into the scriptures. In publishing these, we fulfill their desire to speak to all of us of the relevance, power and beauty of the Book of Mormon, a second witness of Jesus Christ and complement to the Bible. The Book of Mormon includes the religious history of a group of Israelites who settled in ancient America. (The names they use are those of prophets who taught the Book of Mormon peoples to look forward to... Read the rest of this entry »

Jesus Christ: The Source

Jesus Christ: The Source

Brigham Young University (BYU) is operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, often mistakenly called the “Mormon Church.” As part of their undergraduate coursework, BYU students take multiple semesters of spiritually uplifting, stimulating religion classes. Here, in this column, students enrolled in scripture study classes have shared their thoughts, insights, and reflections on the New Testament and gospel of Jesus Christ in the form of letters to someone they know.  In publishing these, we fulfill their desire to witness to all of us of the relevance, power, and beauty of the New Testament, and God’s plan of happiness for each of us.  We invite you to take a look at their epiphanies and discoveries as they delve into the scriptures. Let us know how these may help you in your own life. Share them with a friend. Read the rest of this entry »  Read More →

Jesus Christ: Prayer

Jesus Christ: Prayer

Brigham Young University (BYU) is operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, often mistakenly called the “Mormon Church.” As part of their undergraduate coursework, BYU students take multiple semesters of spiritually uplifting, stimulating religion classes. Here, in this column, students enrolled in scripture study classes have shared their thoughts, insights, and reflections on the New Testament and gospel of Jesus Christ in the form of letters to someone they know.  In publishing these, we fulfill their desire to witness to all of us of the relevance, power, and beauty of the New Testament, and God’s plan of happiness for each of us.  We invite you to take a look at their epiphanies and discoveries as they delve into the scriptures. Let us know how these may help you in your own life. Share them with a friend. Read the rest of this entry »  Read More →

Jesus Christ: Humility

Jesus Christ: Humility

Brigham Young University (BYU) is operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, often mistakenly called the “Mormon Church.” As part of their undergraduate coursework, BYU students take multiple semesters of spiritually uplifting, stimulating religion classes. Here, in this column, students enrolled in scripture study classes have shared their thoughts, insights, and reflections on the New Testament and gospel of Jesus Christ in the form of letters to someone they know.  In publishing these, we fulfill their desire to witness to all of us of the relevance, power, and beauty of the New Testament, and God’s plan of happiness for each of us.  We invite you to take a look at their epiphanies and discoveries as they delve into the scriptures. Let us know how these may help you in your own life. Share them with a friend. Read the rest of this entry »  Read More →

Jesus Christ: Trust in the Lord

Jesus Christ: Trust in the Lord

BYU (Brigham Young University) is operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, often mistakenly called the “Mormon Church.”  As part of their undergraduate coursework, BYU students take multiple semesters of spiritually uplifting, stimulating religion classes. In this series (see below), students enrolled in scripture study classes have shared their thoughts, insights, and reflections on the Book of Mormon in the form of letters to someone they know. We invite you to take a look at their epiphanies and discoveries as they delve into the scriptures. In publishing these, we fulfill their desire to speak to all of us of the relevance, power and beauty of the Book of Mormon, a second witness of Jesus Christ and complement to the Bible. The Book of Mormon includes the religious history of a group of Israelites who settled in ancient America.  (The names they use are those of prophets who taught the Book of Mormon peoples to look forward... Read the rest of this entry »

Jesus Christ: Amazing Atonement

Jesus Christ: Amazing Atonement

BYU (Brigham Young University) is operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, often mistakenly called the “Mormon Church.”  As part of their undergraduate coursework, BYU students take multiple semesters of spiritually uplifting, stimulating religion classes. In this series (see below), students enrolled in scripture study classes have shared their thoughts, insights, and reflections on the Book of Mormon in the form of letters to someone they know. We invite you to take a look at their epiphanies and discoveries as they delve into the scriptures. In publishing these, we fulfill their desire to speak to all of us of the relevance, power and beauty of the Book of Mormon, a second witness of Jesus Christ and complement to the Bible. The Book of Mormon includes the religious history of a group of Israelites who settled in ancient America.  (The names they use are those of prophets who taught the Book of Mormon peoples to look forward... Read the rest of this entry »