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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.
We are all saved by grace no matter how we have lived our life, as long as we believe in Christ and believe that he is our Savior. Most Christian religions believe that this is all there is to being saved. Mormons believe this for the part of being saved in which the body of flesh is reunited with the spirit. For this part of being saved, yes, Mormons believe that all people, no matter how they have lived their lives, will be saved and have their body reunited with their spirit at the resurrection through the grace of God. However, Mormons also believe there is another part to Christ's atonement and being saved, and that refers to his taking on of our sins. To be saved from our sins, and take upon us the name of Christ such that his atonement will wash away our sins and we will have everlasting life in God's presence, we must repent of our sins. After we have done all that we can do, then the grace of God will wash away our sins because of Christ's atoning sacrifice on our behalf.
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The grace of God is a gift that allows us to be able to return to his presence again someday. However, it is not merely a one-time gift that we accept and then receive salvation. The grace of God works within us day by day to change us to be more like our Father in Heaven and our Savior. The apostle Paul declared "But by the grace of God I am what I am" (1 Corinthians 15:10). While Paul had a mighty experience on the road to Damascus sparking his conversion (Acts 9), he went on living the faith, preaching the gospel, and serving his fellow man. He allowed the grace of God to work within him until he became a mighty servant of Jesus Christ. As we strive to follow the Savior, His grace will continue to bless our lives and bring us home to Him again in heaven.
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My day to day routine is much like everyone else's. I wake up, shower, eat breakfast, go to classes all day, do homework, eat dinner with my roommate, and then return home to do more homework. There are a few things that make my daily routine a little different, because I am Mormon. First, I start every day with a prayer to my Father in Heaven. This daily communication with God puts me in the right mindset for the rest of my day, and it also helps me to have Heaven's help throughout the small and large trials that I face during the day. Before I go to sleep, I close my day with another prayer to our Father in Heaven thanking Him for His help and asking for additional strength the next day. Second, every evening I spend thirty minutes to an hour studying the scriptures and the words of the living prophet. This is my favorite time of the day, because it brings me closer to God. Third, I go to church every Sunday to worship God. Sunday is a special day for Mormons. We refrain from shopping and other recreational activities in order to more fully show our respect for God. These three things-daily prayer, scripture study, and weekly church attendance-help me and other Mormons find lasting joy, peace, and happiness here on this Earth. These sacrifices in my time are worth it, because they bring me closer to my goal of making it back to Heaven.
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