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Hi I'm Alura Law

I'm a Mormon. I live in florida. I have been lucky to been raised in the church. The gospel has helped me so much in school.

About Me

I am 16 years old. My life is surrounded with the performing arts. without it i don't know where i would go. I love to sing and i'm in a magnet high school for the performing and visual arts. I have been blessed with the friends that are in the gospel and also those who are not. The programs i am in that keep me out of trouble. almost all the time. i fit it with everyone so they don't know that i am mormon but once they find out they have tones of questions :D

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church and have stayed because of all the support i have from my ward members and the youth group we have is amazing :D I believe that the lord has stayed with me through the hard times and though my testimony is still growing and being stronger, i know that the church is true and when i follow in Christ's ways i have a better day.

How I live my faith

I am the president in my seminary class and help everyone start there day off right! Its hard at time because i have to drive 45minutes to get to the building so everyday i wake up at 5am so i can have the gospel start my day. Seminary is basically gospel study in the mornings. ours start at 6:30am others start at different times. they usualy go from 45 min to an hour. I go to every youth activity as much as i can. Sometimes they effect my performing schedule but with the help of prayer everything happens the way it needs too. I have been called the miamaids president and being able to look after those girls is so much fun. Now i have turned into a lural and want the girls to look up to me. In the young womens program we have girls from ages 12-18 then we split into 3 groups. beehives 12-14, miamaides 14-15 and then our lurals which are like our big sisters 16-18. I live my faith by being an example to my friends and keeping my standards high. Just be happy and everything happens for a reason. Smile through it :D

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Alura Law
God is the source of all truth. He loves you and wants to answer your questions. He will help you recognize the truth as you sincerely seek it and ask Him for guidance. You can know that what you’ve been learning is true (see James 1:5-6; Book of Mormon, Moroni 10:4-5). Sincerely pray to your Heavenly Father. Ask Him if what you are learning is true. Continue to study and give thoughtful consideration to what you are learning. Listen with your heart for the sweet feelings of inspiration from the Holy Ghost, who will to whisper the truth to your spirit and mind. Follow God’s commandments so you can feel the influence of the Holy Ghost. You may have experienced feelings of peace, hope, comfort, or happiness as you’ve read. If so, you have already felt the Holy Ghost telling you that these things are true. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Alura Law
Gordon B. Hinckley, prior President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1995-2008), said: “We are Christians in a very real sense and that is coming to be more and more widely recognized. Once upon a time people everywhere said we are not Christians. They have come to recognize that we are, and that we have a very vital and dynamic religion based on the teachings of Jesus Christ. We, of course, accept Jesus Christ as our Leader, our King, our Savior...the dominant figure in the history of the world, the only perfect Man who ever walked the earth, the living Son of the living God. He is our Savior and our Redeemer through whose atoning sacrifice has come the opportunity of eternal life. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints pray and worship in the name of Jesus Christ. He is the center of our faith and the head of our Church. The Book of Mormon is Another Testament of Jesus Christ and witnesses of His divinity, His life, and His Atonement.” Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Alura Law
Our body is a precious gift from God. To help keep our bodies and our minds healthy and strong, God gave a law of health to Joseph Smith in 1833. This law is known as the Word of Wisdom (see Doctrine and Covenants 89:1-21) - http://www.lds.org/scriptures/dc-testament/dc/89?lang=eng In addition to emphasizing the benefits of proper eating and physical and spiritual health, God has spoken against the use of: Tobacco. Alcohol. Coffee and tea. Illegal drugs. God promises great physical and spiritual blessings to those who follow the Word of Wisdom. Today, the scientific community promotes some of the same principles that a loving God gave to Joseph Smith nearly two centuries ago. Show more Show less

Why did your church previously practice plural marriage (polygamy)?

Alura Law
At various times, the Lord has commanded His people to practice plural marriage. For example, He gave this command to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, David, and Solomon (Doctrine and Covenants 132:1). At other times the Lord has given other instructions. In the Book of Mormon, the Lord told the prophet Jacob “for there shall not any man among you have save it be one wife: and concubines he shall have none... for if I will, saith the Lord of Hosts, raise up seed unto me, I will command my people; otherwise they shall hearken unto these things” (Jacob 2:27-30). In this dispensation, the Lord commanded some of the early Saints to practice plural marriage. The Prophet Joseph Smith and those closest to him, including Brigham Young and Heber C. Kimball, were challenged by this command, but they obeyed it. Church leaders regulated the practice. Those entering into it had to be authorized to do so, and the marriages had to be performed through the sealing power of the priesthood. In 1890, President Wilford Woodruff received a revelation that the leaders of the Church should cease teaching the practice of plural marriage (Official Declaration 1). The Lord’s law of marriage is monogamy unless he commands otherwise to help establish the House of Israel (see Encyclopedia of Mormonism Vol. 3, pp. 1091-1095). Show more Show less

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Alura Law
One definition listed for ‘cult’ in Webster’s Dictionary is “a religion regarded as unorthodox.” Since the roots of Mormonism are not a break off from the Catholic or Protestant churches, it is seen by some as “unorthodox.” For example, the LDS definition of the Godhead differs from the Nicene Creed accepted by most Catholic or Protestant churches. The “cult” label is usually applied by Church opponents attempting to criticize or discredit the Church. However, sometimes it’s simply a matter of characterization that has grown up over time by the lack of understanding. Such misunderstandings often vanish when people begin to realize the commonality of what The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints really teaches and believes. That Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that He is the Savior and Redeemer of the world whom we love and worship. When people begin to see and recognize these things about Mormons, then their opinion of the Church usually changes, and old beliefs are replaced with new understanding. Show more Show less