Monday, August 13, 2012

Things in Common

"And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins."
— 2 Nephi 25:26

I have received many comments to my blog that start like this—
"I don't agree with Mormon theology or doctrine, BUT I do agree that Jesus Christ is our Savior...."

It pleases me to hear that I find this important common ground with readers. To all of you who find yourself in agreement with this statement, I want to assure you of one thing —

Mormons believe in Jesus Christ. If there is one thing that frustrates and saddens me more than anything else, it is the false belief that Mormons are not Christians. The first principle of Mormon doctrine is faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus has provided the means where we can come back into the presence of our Father in Heaven. He has atoned for the sins of the world, and it is by the grace of His atonement that we partake in the resurrection of the dead and can receive remission, or full forgiveness, of our sins.

There are a lot more things that comprise Mormon doctrine, but this is the core of our beliefs. For all of you out there who are wary of Mormon doctrine and theology, please accept my witness of Jesus Christ and don't be afraid anymore. Without Jesus Christ, we wouldn't have a religion. Without Jesus Christ, we don't have salvation. 

As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I stand united with all other Christians around the world, no matter what belief system you adhere to. Let us focus on the things we have in common, not our differences. A house divided against itself cannont stand. Be open and welcoming to all those who profess a love of and faith in Jesus Christ, and make the "house" of Christianity across the world strong and unshakeable.

With love,

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