Eden, Missouri, Romney and PBS

What are the core tenets of the Mormon religion?

Many of the central concepts of the Mormon religion are laid out in the Articles of Faith, a 13-point list of the Latter-day Saints’ most important beliefs.

These key elements of the faith include belief in God the Father, his Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit; belief in modern prophets and continuing revelation; belief that through Christ’s atonement all mankind may be saved by obedience to the laws and ordinances of Christ’s Gospel; belief in the importance of repentance and baptism by immersion for the forgiveness of sins; and belief in the right of all people to worship God as they please. The Articles of Faith also affirm a belief in the Bible as the word of God, insofar as it is correctly translated, and in the Book of Mormon as an equally important scriptural source.

The 10th Article of Faith relates to the Mormons’ distinct perspective on history and on the second coming of Jesus. Like many conservative Christians, the Latter-day Saints believe that Jesus will return to earth to establish Zion, the paradisiacal Promised Land, but the Mormons believe specifically that Jesus will establish his new kingdom on the American continent. ( In Missouri) This expectation derives from revelation given through the prophet Joseph Smith, and it is in harmony with the history laid out in the Book of Mormon, a modern scripture that came into being through the agency of the prophet.

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http://www.pbs.org/mormons/faqs/

Read the rest – watch the PBS presentation. Educate yourself and then decide if it’s worth taking a chance? Is it worth taking him at his word? What is at stake?

FOR THE RECORD:  I am not religious. I am spiritual- and follow the lead of Jesus. The true Jesus. Not the Jesus of many churches today. Everyone has their own Jesus my friend. I don’t belong to a church. I believe much of what we have been taught about God is false. For a reason.

Jesus has been the best selling product of all time.

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