Why I Like Being Mormon

Beliefnet members share the reasons they love being in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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"I love the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, who offer just a glimpse of what the Angelic Choirs must be like in the Celestial Realms.

"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.

"I love the Priesthood, Relief Society, and the other organizations of the Church, and the way the Church is able and willing to help those who need help. And I love the missionaries, young men and women who, without remuneration, freely give their time and devote their lives for up to two years, so that others like me, can have the opportunity to hear the wonderful message they bring...that God Lives, Jesus Christ is truly the Savior of the World, and the gospel with all its ordinances and blessings has been restored for the benefit of all who will listen and obey, and that there are Living Prophets on the Earth now, as always."



"I like the idea of authority. Believing that God's authority rests in this church gives me great hope. I do not believe that all who confess His name can preach His gospel and perform His ordinances. Rather, I believe He calls. It gives my belief system a structure without which it would become amorphous."


"The best part is the Gift of the Holy Ghost. With this gift I can receive constant guidance, I can (and do) receive a strong spiritual confirmation of the truthfulness of the Gospel. Because of this gift, I don't have to blindly believe whatever is taught (either for or against the Church). I can take the matter to the Lord and KNOW the truth."


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