What is it about religion and faith that is so important? That causes wars of blood and words to be fought? That causes such deep soul anguish and such ethereal happiness?It is what the religion teaches, what it promises, what it provides, and how it makes you feel. I am so grateful to my religion and I love it so much. These are the reasons why.
Jesus Christ’s Atonement
Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. He is Only Begotten Son of our Heavenly Father. He is our eldest brother. He lived and died that we may die and live again. Through His infinite atonement, we can be forgiven of our sins and live with Him and our Father in Heaven again. For more information on His Wonderful sacrifice and Atonement, click here.
We believe that in our church, we can be sealed together for all time and eternity. “Until death do you part” has no place in our religion. When we are married in an LDS Temple, a husband and wife are married to each other forever. And, all your children are automatically part of that promise. So, we believe families can be together forever. To learn more about our view on eternal marriage and eternal families, click here.
We Mormons are super tight-knit. No matter where you move, you can easily look online for your new congregation family because we are organized by geographical location. We have callings to help minister to each other personally and individually. To learn more about the culture and community of Mormons, click here.
Have you ever seen a Mormon temple? They are beautiful! Such gorgeous architecture. But, more than how they look is what I experience in them. The Temple is a place for individual learning, growth, and communication with our Savior and Father. Sacred ordinances are performed there for those living and by proxy for those deceased. It is such a peaceful, tranquil, loving place. To learn more about Mormon temples, click here.
Hope in the Afterlife
We have a very positive, hopeful view of the afterlife. We believe families will be together forever. We believe in three kingdoms of glory. We don’t necessarily believe in a fire and brimstone hell. I don’t really want to get into the theological details in this post, but you can learn more about the Plan of Salvation (or the Plan of Happiness as we sometimes call it) here. But, the point being, because Christ died for us, we can ALL have a chance to return to the highest degree.
What are your religious beliefs? What does your faith teach about love? How does your faith influence your relationships?
And of course, Me: Mormon stay at home mom married to her best friend, Justin, for 3.5 years. Mother to 19 month old Rhys. “Retired” history and English teacher, runner, lover of video games, fantasy, books, and cooking. Consumer of Italian food, chocolate, steak, and strawberries.