I never once in my life lacked a testimony of God, the Father, His Only Begotten Son and our Savior Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. I have always known that I am a Child of God, and it is through the Atonement and Grace of Christ we are saved. I have always believed in the Bible and the Book of Mormon.
Yup. The Book of Mormon. Yup. I am a Mormon. And, I am a Christian. I have been both my entire life, and will be forever more.
However, since I grew up in the Mormon Church, it wasn’t until recently that I developed my own testimony rather than relying on others and being content with my religious culture. I’m sure the same thing happens to anyone born into a family religion.
I have always had a thirst for learning–I relish in knowing about different cultures, religions, history. I am a life-long student (if I could be in college forever, studying topics of my choice for free, I would!). I have always been able to connect the dots between different sects, denominations, and religions. Learning about Jung’s theory on the Collective Unconscious, I became a fan of tolerance between all religions. They all stemmed from the same Adamic religion that God and Christ entrusted to Adam and his descendants. I know many people feel slighted when Mormons say that my religion is “the only true religion.” I don’t like that phrase. Through my studies of different world religions, esoteric history, symbols and myths, and my own knowledge of my religion, I have come to see that all religions have truth and light. Some may have more than others. I believe my religion has some priesthood keys and Gospel knowledge that others may not. But, I don’t believe that any religion is the “wrong” religion…
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