Why I Like Being Mormon
Beliefnet members share the reasons they love being in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
"I love being a Mormon! It is wonderful to be able to covenant with the Lord. To know why I am on the earth, to understand where we go after we have lived our lives. To enjoy the wonderful spirit in the temple. I love singing inspired hymns every Sunday. Meeting missionaries and sharing their special spirit nearly daily. Teaching my children they have a purpose in life."
"...We value relationships--our individual relationships with God and the Savior, Joseph Smith's relationship with God, the current Prophet's relationship with God, and our relationships with each other, begun before this mortal existence, tried and sealed in this earthly sojourn, and glorified through the eternities...
"...I also wanted to mention how important music is to my Mormon experience. I'm not very good at it, but I love the feeling I get from singing with my fellow saints, and find a couple of LDS hymns to be particularly touching, including:
"I LOVE being L.D.S. because: Knowing the truth and living it are two separate things. Striving for it is a difficult challenge at times. When you are permitted into the house of the Lord (our temples), you realize just how significant you are. That you really do have worth, You are a CHILD of GOD. The knowledge that my Heavenly Father loves me enough to allow me to live with my family beyond death--forever (if I live his word)..."
"I love the Temple, for all it stands for...the hope of eternal family relationships, freedom for the lost, and the justice and mercy of a loving Heavenly Father.
"I love the wonderful scriptures that have been restored to the earth through the Prophets of the Restoration: The Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, The Pearl of Great Price... and I love how these scriptures help me to understand the Bible better.