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While our backgrounds and experiences are diverse, we share a deep commitment to Jesus Christ, to each other, and our neighbors. Watch these stories of faith in the everyday lives of Mormons. You can also meet Mormons here.
Our faith influences nearly every aspect of our lives. Beyond simply believing in Jesus Christ, we try to bring His teachings to life at home, at work and in our communities. Here are a few of the cultural priorities embraced by members of the Church around the world.
We are all spiritual children of a loving
Heavenly Father who sent us to this earth to learn and grow in a mortal state. As Mormons,
we are followers of Jesus Christ. We live our lives
to serve Him and teach of His eternal plan for each of us.
Faith preceeds miracles. Faith without works is dead. In order to increase one's faith, they must seek out the truth and then ask Heavenly Father if it is true and then act on that faith. This is a continuing process. It is like increasing in knowledge, at least for me, when I am taught something I have to decide if it is something that I believe, if it is correct and if it is then I have to practice or act, by teaching it to someone else and by spending time with it so that it will be solid in my mind. I also have to keep learning and asking questions and seeking out answers to my questions or my knowledge will atrophy, or I will forget. Faith preceeds miracles. Faith without works is dead. Read the Book of Mormon, ask questions that you have a sincere desire to know, pray with faith and real intent to Heavenly Father, asking if these things are true, and then act on what you receive.
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What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?
Mormons do not practice homosexuality. We believe that God has ordained the marital union between man and woman sacred and that there is to be no other sexual relations outside of this bond. We believe that this stance is well founded both biblically through prophets of old and through Latter-Day prophets such as Thomas S. Monson. We believe that God is the same yesterday, today and forever. This belief helps us know that a sexual relationships was intended, is intended and will be intended for a man and a woman who are bound to each other through marriage.
Our hope and desire to follow God's commandments as fully as possible should not be confused as contempt for those who do not believe as we do regarding sam-sex marriage. We believe that those very individuals are our spiritual brothers and sisters and our desire is to be compassionate towards them. They are also important in the eyes of our Heavenly Father.
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