Hi I'm Christoph Jean' McLaughlin
I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am preparing to serve a mission for the LordWe believe in God, the Eternal Father, & in His Son, Jesus Christ, & in the Holy Ghost. We believe that men will be punished for their own sins, & not for Adam's transgression. We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws & ordinances of the Gospel. We believe that the first principles & ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost. We believe that a man must be called of God, by prophecy, & by the laying on of hands by those who are in authority, to preach the Gospel & administer in the ordinances thereof. We believe in the same organization that existed in the Primitive Church, namely, apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists, & so forth.
Why I am a Mormon
We believe in the gift of tongues, prophecy, revelation, visions, healing, interpretation of tongues, & so forth. We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God. We believe all that God has revealed, all that He does now reveal, & we believe that He will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the Kingdom of God. We believe in the literal gathering of Israel & in the restoration of the Ten Tribes; that Zion (the New Jerusalem) will be built upon the American continent; that Christ will reign personally upon the earth; &, that the earth will be renewed & receive its paradisiacal glory. We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, & allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may. We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, & magistrates, in obeying, honoring, & sustaining the law. We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul—We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, & hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.
Can you talk about the missions of the Church and your participation in them?
I am preparing to serve a 2 year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
How I live my faith
I live my life in accordance to the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ.