Our Life on Earth

May 4, 2009

Knowing our eternal purpose in life can give us perspective and happiness.

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What Do Mormons Believe About Hell?

April 20, 2009

Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch’intrate  Q. What do Mormons believe about hell, and who is going there? Short answer: Mormons believe in hell, but our conception of hell is different than the one that generally springs to mind, and we use the word to mean different things in different contexts.  For us, there are two […]

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Baptisms for the Dead

April 6, 2009

Q. What happens to people who die without being taught/accepting baptism in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? Heavenly Father has prepared another chance for them to hear the gospel and choose to accept or reject it. The official Church website explains:  “Jesus Christ taught that baptism is essential to the salvation of […]

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Greatest Gift on Earth

March 23, 2009

Think of the best gift you have ever received. Christmas, birthday, whatever.  It was probably thoughtful, generous, useful, exactly what you needed even if you didn’t realize that you needed it.  And that gift came from a person with limited resources, imperfect abilities to love completely and know your deepest needs. Now think of the […]

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Love of God and of All Mankind

March 19, 2009

All too often we find ourselves acting much like some of the Jews did at the time of Christ—we focus so much on the commandments that we are asked to live that we miss the big picture. On the second day after Jesus arrives in Jerusalem, prior to his crucifixion and resurrection, he is at […]

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