What Do Mormons Believe?–Article of Faith #1

First VisionWe believe in God, the Eternal Father, in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost.

This is the most important doctrine that we, as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, embrace.  It is such a simple statement, yet one which contains a wealth of importance.  Within it, we find the answer to the question for which the world yearns, “Who or what is God?”  God is a personage with a glorified perfected body of flesh and bone.  He is literally the father of our spirits.  Thus, we know that He loves us as His children and is interested in our lives here upon the earth.  Jesus Christ is His son, both in the flesh and in the spirit.  This makes Him our elder spirit brother.  The Father and Son are two separate and distinct beings who are one in purpose and mind.  The Holy Ghost, who is also a member of the Godhead, is a spirit personage without a physical body.  Among some of the Holy Ghost’s purposes is to testify of truth and to be a source of comfort to Heavenly Father’s children.

Gary J. Coleman gives a wonderful talk entitled “Mom, are we Christians?” that gives further insight into this principle.  Please take time to read it.

I know that having an understanding of the true nature of God allows us to exercise faith in Him.  I am grateful to know that I have a Heavenly Father who loves and cares about me.

Next Week: Article of Faith #2–Mormon beliefs regarding Adam and Eve and The Fall.

In the meantime, Remember that 2 Plus 2 Doesn’t Always Equal 4  [And please take time to read my original post to understand Why the Title of this Blog? (Feb. 17, 2011)]

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