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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Noah’s Flood

March 12, 2009
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Q. What do Mormons believe about the Flood? Let me introduce to you Figure 1. We Mormons believe in Figure 1. While certainly the artist took some creative license in recreating this scene (who ever said Noah had a giant staff?), the basic idea that it conveys is real. There was a man named Noah […]

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Why I am a Mormon

March 9, 2009

Since becoming a regular contributor to “What Do Mormons Believe?” I have spent most of my time on posts that were aimed at clarifying various teachings of our Church. We have received some great questions and I deem it a great privilege to answer these questions. They drive me to the scriptures and force me […]

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The Restoration

February 5, 2009

The Lord follows every apostasy with a new dispensation and a restoration of authority. Here is a short film produced by the Church which shows how the current dispensation was opened through the young man, Joseph Smith. This is the second half of the same film. “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and […]

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