Essays

Are Mormons Christian?

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints unequivocally affirm themselves to be Christians. They worship God the Eternal Father in the name of Jesus Christ. When asked what the Latter-day Saints believe, Joseph Smith put Christ at the center: “The fundamental principles of our religion is the testimony of the apostles and prophets concerning Jesus Christ, ‘that he died, was buried, and rose again the third day, and ascended up into heaven;’…

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Music

Gethsemane (Song)

Words and music by Melanie Hoffman With feeling=46 Jesus climbed the hill to the garden still. His steps were heavy and slow. Love and a prayer took Him there To the place only He could go. Gethsemane. Jesus loves me, So He went willingly to Gethsemane. He felt all that was sad, wicked, or bad, All the pain we would ever know. While His friends were asleep, He fought to keep His promise made long…

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Youth

Youth Theme 2020

“And it came to pass that I, Nephi, said unto my father: I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them” (1 Nephi 3:7). 2020 Youth Theme Music Stream it on the Sacred Music app, Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube. “I Will Go and Do”…

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2019 Year in Review

18 December 2019 – Salt Lake City Looking Back at 2019 2019 Year in Review The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints takes seriously Jesus Christ’s charge to take His good news to “all nations” (Matthew 28:19). In 2019, the Church’s First Presidency, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and leaders of its children and women traveled all over the world to minister to the Saints and build bridges of understanding with community and national leaders. Latter-day Saint…

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Talks

Beware of Pride

Ezra Taft Benson President of the Church My beloved brethren and sisters, I rejoice to be with you in another glorious general conference of the Church. How grateful I am for the love, prayers, and service of the devoted members of the Church throughout the world. May I commend you faithful Saints who are striving to flood the earth and your lives with the Book of Mormon. Not only must we move forward in a…

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Talks

The Purifying Power of Gethsemane

Bruce R. McConkie I feel, and the Spirit seems to accord, that the most important doctrine I can declare, and the most powerful testimony I can bear, is of the atoning sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ. His atonement is the most transcendent event that ever has or ever will occur from Creation’s dawn through all the ages of a never-ending eternity. It is the supreme act of goodness and grace that only a god…

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The Wentworth Letter

By Joseph Smith Jr. (1805–44) Spelling, punctuation, and capitalization modernized. Of this classic, Elder B. H. Roberts (1857–1933) of the First Council of the Seventy wrote: “The letter is one of the choicest documents in our church literature; as also it is the earliest published document by the Prophet personally, making any pretension to consecutive narrative of those events in which the great Latter-day work had its origin. … For combining conciseness of statement with…

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