Belonging in Heaven

September 1, 2014

Q. What happens if I feel like I don’t belong in the Celestial Kingdom? A. If my friend*, Johnny Depp, invited me to a red carpet event, I would feel out of place.  Even if everyone knew I was there with him, and that I could be there–I would still be completely uncomfortable.  Even if I […]

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Question Box: Organ Donation

July 11, 2013

Q: Do Mormons believe in organ donation? A: We certainly do.  We wrote some posts about organ donation and cremation a couple of years ago. Check them out. Cremation I Cremation II Organ Donation  

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Spirit, Body and Tony Stark

January 13, 2013

Last week in Primary, I was trying to teach the children in our ward about how our spirits and bodies interact, and I discovered that Marvel had described it pretty well. Our spirits are the eternal parts of us–they hold our personalities, our flaws, our potential, our divine nature.  Our bodies are simply outer shells […]

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Are Mormons Monotheists?

March 25, 2012

Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints worship one entity–the Godhead.  We worship the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ) and the Holy Spirit.  We believe they are one in purpose, in direction, vision, power, love and mercy.  But we believe that they are three separate beings. This question-box-submitter may have wondered about […]

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Does God Know Me?

February 5, 2012

One of the most amazing blessings that came to me when I was a missionary for the LDS Church was feeling an intense amount of love for perfect strangers.  When I had been in one place only 3 weeks, I remember having this epiphony: “God knows everyone!  He knows their problems, He helps them in […]

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