Welcome to latterdaysaint.wordpress.com. The goal of this site is to be a spiritual and uplifting resource for any person seeking information about my beliefs and understanding of God, religion, and life. To accomplish this goal this site is intended to do 2 things. First, the site is meant to be a place where some basic doctrines of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints can be found and Second, this site is meant to be a place where I can write what I understand about these doctrines, what it means, and why I believe. This site is by no means intended to replace any official doctrine or product of the church. I do not represent the Mormon faith, I simply belong to it.
Above these two purposes is the idea that positive communication is the only type of communication acceptable to God. Therefore, as a guiding principle, I will try to follow the admonition given in the Book of Mormon by Jesus Christ: “For verily, verily I say unto you, he that hath the spirit of contention is not of me, but is of the devil, who is the father of contention, and he stirreth up the hearts of men to contend with anger, one with another. Behold this is not my doctrine, to stir up the hearts of men with anger, one against another; but this is my doctrine, that such things should be done away.” (3rd Nephi, Chapter 11 Verses 29 and 30.)
There are hundreds or thousands of pages on the internet which seek to defame, villainize, and discredit religion. Usually these sites are specific in their hatred towards one religion in particular. Some are against all religion. I feel it is nonsensical to criticize others’ beliefs. Having said that, I must point out that this site is based on the assumption that the LDS church is true. While I promise to never attack another specific religion, it is likely I will note beliefs which I see as incorrect based on my understanding of church doctrine and scripture. This is not intended as an effort to start a fight, but will simply serve as illustration between LDS beliefs and other beliefs. If you find something here you disagree with please don’t take offense.
Starting out I have to say I don’t know how this is going to go. My hope and prayer is that this site will foster understanding and encourage all who read to seek the ultimate Source of truth through careful study and honest prayer.