Ask a Mormon

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  1. Brian Petro

    “Ask a Mormon” would not allow over 1,000 characters 🙂

    I became a Christian not very long ago. I don’t know anything about Mormonism, to be honest. And quite frankly, I’m still familiarizing myself with Christianity and I am still getting to know Jesus, whom I’ve completely fallen in love with over the past 3 years. From what I’ve read on this site, and please correct me if I’ve gotten anything wrong, but even though Mormons do not believe in the Holy Trinity as Christians do, they do believe that Jesus Christ is their Lord and Savior. I’m at the point where there is literally nothing that could convince me that God isn’t 3-in-1, but just the sheer fact that Mormons believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior is enough for me to call you brothers and sisters in Christ. My heart tells me that we are all going to the same place when we leave this earth. Do Mormons consider Christians brothers and sisters in Christ? Do we have a relationship with the same Jesus, the only begotten Son of God? What are the main differences between the beliefs of a Mormon and the beliefs of a Christian? I was just curious and wanted to know what you as a Mormon believe. Thank you for the taking the time to read. God Bless. With Love, Brian

    P.S. I know many Christians think Mormons are “weird,” for lack of a better term, but I just wanted you to know that I don’t think that. I myself am a charismatic pentecostal Christian who has been baptized in the Holy Spirit and speaks/prays/sings in tongues, and many other Christian denominations think we are “weird” too 🙂

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    • Gale

      Thanks so much for this hand of friendship. Mormons indeed believe that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior. We love everyone, but would especially love kinship with other Christians, especially as all Christians need to support one another more and more as the world turns against Christianity. We do not believe people need to be Mormon to be saved.

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    • michell e m wold

      well my dad was mormon and all use kids were ok and coul dhave kids and he never let my momma down in any way no r did she let him down

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  2. seth agbetsu

    hello
    my name is seth from ghana i belonng to the church of jesus christ of the later day saint and i am a mormon
    hope to live my live with mormon church for the rest of my live thank you

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  3. tjones1971

    Thanks so much for sharing your love for the gospel of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints! Your genuine faith and determination to live the teachings of Christ are an inspiration to all of us. May the Lord bless you as you continue to seek Him!

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  4. Sahara

    Mormon people are kind.

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  5. Tom B

    Hi, this may sound like a silly question, but I was wondering if Mormons have songs and/or music during their worship? If so, could you name a few, please?

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    • Gale

      Mormons sing in most of their meetings and often have choir singing or special musical numbers. However, Mormons don’t use the kinds of rock music that some Protestant congregations have. If you would like to take a look at the hymns we sing, most of which are about Jesus Christ, take a look here: https://www.lds.org/music/text/hymns?lang=eng

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  6. Jenny

    I was born and raised in the LDS church. Both sides of my parents family are members as well. I believe in God and the Lord Jesus Christ, that he paid for our sins that we can repent of our sins and live again. I love my religion and try my very best to live it every day.I seem to attract people of other faiths or no faith at all. Lots of my friends are non-members and they are good people. They respect my religious beliefs/personal beliefs and censor their conversations when they’re with me. Coming from Non-religious families they have told me that I seem to glow and they enjoy being around me. They also have told about their experiences with other religious people how they felt harshly judged by others because they don’t share similar religious beliefs and that people seem to hold themselves over them. I have tried to explain my religion to them and our views but I’m not the best at it.

    Now I have had these friends from seven to three years. They are my best friends and I love them so much. I would do anything for them and they would do anything for me. A friend had been asking me if we (Mormons) were allowed to date non-members. I explained to her that we could date and marry non-members, that it wasn’t very common because we believe in life after death, being sealed in the temple and how you had to be a member to enter the temple. I didn’t think much of it at the time but later one of my dearest non-member friends asked me out on a date. I have been his good friend for a long time and honestly, I had deep feelings for him but I tried to suppress them because I feared disapproval from my parents.

    Let me tell you about him
    He does not come from a good family background. He never met his father, he has two half-siblings, his mother lost custody of him and his siblings. They were sent to live in his grandparents house where he was barely acknowledged due to four people still living with his grandparents. They didn’t really push goals, or hold standers, or encourage anything in their household. Being a self-starter can be hard, it’s even harder to keep trying when your efforts seem to go unnoticed. He suffers from depression and has had suicidal thoughts. He was looked down on in school because where he came from.  I have been through a lot of his episodes and other emotional breakdowns. Around our senior year of high school, he started to get a grip on his depression and pull himself together. He doesn’t smoke, drink or take any drugs. Going through college he has been doing much better with his life and trying to make a better life for himself. God puts us here for a reason and met the people we met for a reason to. I have always had a gift of handling and helping people that suffer from depression, but he was something special to me and I am special to him. He has told me many times, before we started dating, that I bring a light into his life and that when hes with me he feels like he has a stronger chance at having a normal life, a better life.

    One thing that has been rolling around in my mind is when I look at him I see life here on earth, not into the eternity but I have had this dream, I have this dream twice now, The world is quiet and calm, everything seems a little gray, He is standing in normal clothing by himself, he seemed lost and looking for something. I walked over to him, dressed in a white dress, I take his hand and lead him to a beautiful bright area where a man ( the savior, I believe) was waiting to meet him.

    We have gone a four more dates and my love for him grows more and more. He ask if we can pursue a relationship. He doesn’t seem to share an interest in the church but he attends if I ask him to go with me. I love him so much and I don’t want to let him go but I fear terribly of what my family will say. I know and share my family’s love for the temple and they want me to marry in the temple. No one in my family has married a non-member so this troubles me immensely. I have no idea how my family would react to me dating a non-member. I have read many LDS stories of Members married to Non-members, they give me help and strength for future possibilities but no help to how to go about this for announcing to my family.
    Any advice?

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    • Gale

      Thank you for sharing your heart-rending story. Last I looked, the divorce rate for temple-married couples was a bit over 7%, and the divorce rate for mixed-member couples was about 40%. The divorce rate for couples who are both faithful to any religion is about 25%. These stats are an indication of how difficult it can be to sustain a marriage when couples are mixed on how they view religion. That said, we have friends and family members who started out their marriage with being sealed in the temple, and then things changed radically when either the husband or wife has completely lost faith or fallen into sin. The way we start out is no guarantee that things will end up the way we intended. I do know that when my husband and I knew we were meant to be together, NOTHING could keep us apart. Every minute we lived separately was irritating, almost intolerable.

      We have people very close to us who received inspiration to marry non-members and things have turned out very well for them. I’m no counselor and have no authority in your life, but I would involve your family right away and let them be part of this decision with you, engaging in prayer with you, and receiving promptings with you. It could turn out to be a marvelous, inspiring family journey of faith. All the best to you!

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