International Day of the Bible

“God’s word out of the Holy Bible is very relevant to each one of us. The teaching of this divinely inspired book will ultimately lead us to Christ and salvation. I believe that people of faith who read and ponder biblical teachings in their lives form the moral underpinning of society.”
–Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

  

For the seeker:

The Seventeen Points of the True Church

  1. Christ organized the Church (Ephesians 4:11-14)
  2. The true church must bear the name of Jesus Christ (Ephesians 5:23)
  3. The true church must have a foundation of Apostles and Prophets (Ephesians 2:19-20)
  4. The true church must have the same organization as Christ’s Church (Ephesians 4:11-14)
  5. The true church must claim divine authority (Hebrews 4:4-10)
  6. The true church must have no paid ministry (Acts 20:33-34; John 10:11-13)
  7. The true church must baptize by immersion (Matthew 3:13-16)
  8. The true church must bestow the gift of the Holy Ghost by the laying on of hands (Acts 8:14-17)
  9. The true church must practice divine healing (Mark 3:14-15)
  10. The true church must teach that God and Jesus are separate and distinct individuals (John 17:11; 20:17)
  11. The true church must teach that God and Jesus have bodies of flesh and bone (Luke 23:36-39; Acts 1:9-11; Hebrews 1:1-3)
  12. The officers must be called by God (Hebrews 4:4; Exodus 28:1; 40:13-16)
  13. The true church must claim revelation from God (Amos 3:7)
  14. The true church must be a missionary church (Matthew 28:19-20)
  15. The true church must be a restored church (Acts 3:19-20)
  16. The true church must practice baptism for the dead (1 Corinthians 15:16&29)
  17. “By their fruits ye shall know them.” (Matthews 7:20)
Source: LDS.org Media Library

Source: LDS.org Media Library

For more information, please click:

Jesus Christ, The Son of God

What is the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Religion?

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15 comments on “International Day of the Bible

  1. A beautiful post on a subject that means a lot for you, Linda. Aways learning more about you, hugs from your friend in Ohio

  2. Brenda says:

    That was great

  3. Linda, thank you for this! Perfect timing ….I’m just about to have FHE with my boys and we’ll be watching this together for sure!

  4. prior says:

    Hi Linda – I am also glad to learn more about you – even though some of the points raised here about the church are not what I believe – (I believe that we are the church and we bring our sanctuary with us – and religion is man made and well, it is an area I am still learning more about but the institution of church is just a very man made thing and well, I digress) – anyhow, I can truly respect your beliefs and I think this is one of the reasons you have so much joy 🙂 ❤

    • Hi, Y! I used to be agnostic myself and didn’t believe in organized religion. The thing I learned about spiritual beliefs is that they can only be explained or understood in a spiritual way rather than through human intellect. But I also know that we are all on our individual paths and I, too, respect your beliefs! I also want you to know that if you ever have any questions or wish to talk, please feel free to email me. I’m always happy to share! Hugs! 😀 ❤

      • prior says:

        thanks Linda – and I agree with you on the spiritual side of faith and belief – but feel that most “religions” are amiss – and that is because they are man-made and they often keep people in ritual and legalism instead of in the freedom and genuine peace of Christ…. and so it is something that needs to looked at – because religion is man-made and not always Godly (if that makes sense). and I know a few people that have left the latter day saints and talk about the bondage they felt they were in – I do not have time to share their stories, but they are very real and their testimonies are something worth sharing later – the contradictions they found and the twists of material that later they realized were not right…

        anyhow, your story from agnostic to faith is pretty inspiring 🙂 ❤

        peace –

      • I know people who have turned their backs on numerous different religions (LDS, Catholic, Baptist, etc.) and each one says basically the same thing. For me, finding this gospel and the church has been freeing and liberating. Providing a sure direction — something that every individual must find for themselves.

        Peace and love to you, dear friend! ❤

      • prior says:

        yeah – I agree -and did you say baptist – well actually we know even more people who had to break free of the southern baptist religiosity – so they could DANCE! and so they could wear pants or shorts – lol –

        well thanks for the peace and love – ❤ – and to you too my friend… 🙂 have a great rest of your day pet whisperer…

  5. BIessings to you and your famiIy☺

  6. Paula says:

    Just wanted to let you know I have read the post and comments carefully. Religion/faith is an intimate relationship.

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