Monday, 2 April 2007

We are still being asked by many people what it is that we The Latter day Church of Christ stand for what it is that we believe in that is any different from the other Mormon churches out there. May we first say to all those that have asked this question that the answers are to be found on our other bog pages, however we know that it can be a little difficult to look through page after page of posts. So with that in mind we have decided to dedicate this weeks bog to our beliefs and to let all those who are reading this for the first time have a first taste of what it is that we believe.

Firstly we here are our Articles of faith which outline our basic beliefs:-

  1. We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost.


  2. We believe that men will be punished for their own sins, and not for Adam’s c transgression.


  3. We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel.


  4. We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost.


  5. We believe that those who are in authority, to preach the Gospel and administer in the ordinances thereof must be called by a man of God, by prophecy, and by the laying on of hands


  6. We believe in the same organization that existed at the time of Joseph Smith. Namely, Apostles, Prophets, Pastors, Teachers, Evangelists, and so forth.


  7. We believe in the gift of Tongues, Prophecy, Revelation, Visions, Healing, Interpretation of Tongues, and so forth.


  8. We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God. We also believe the Book of Jeraneck to be the word of God. We also believe that God will reveal many more books of scripture unto his children.


  9. We believe all that God has revealed, all that He does now reveal, and we believe that He will yet revel many great and important things pertaining to the Kingdom of God.


  10. We believe in the literal gathering of Israel and in the restoration of the Ten Tribes; that Zion (the New Jerusalem) will be built upon the American continent; that Christ will reign personally upon the earth; and, that the earth will be renewed and receive its paradisical glory.


  11. We claim the privilege of worshipping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may.


  12. We believe in obeying, honouring, and sustaining the law when the law is given in righteousness


  13. We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul—We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.
Above are the Articles of faith of The Latter Day Church of Christ. They are simple and they are there so that all who come to us with the question are you christens they will be able to see that yes we are and yes we believe in the Christ and in the Bible. For all those that ask the question are we Mormons the answer is yes of course. We follow the gospel laid down by God through the first prophet of the last dispensation Joseph Smith.
The things that make us different to the other Mormon religions out there are the things like the Book of Jeraneck and the fact that our Prophet still receives revelation from God. Many other Mormon faiths claim to have a Prophet but they do not receive revelation. Many other Mormon sects claim to be led by no Prophet. The Latter Day church of Christ is led by a prophet who speaks to god on a daily basis and receives instruction from him. We do not believe that Brigham Young was the next prophet, we believe that no body was called to fulfil that role as they should have been as commanded in Doctrine and Covenants.
Our main mandate from the Lord is to rebuild his church which was shattered when the prophet Joseph Smith was martyred. We have been given strict council that we are to bring together all the restoration churches that will listen so that we can build Zion in Jackson county Missouri in the united states and also Zion's camp in Britain. Our Prophet has asked that this blog be dedicated to what we believe so we have done this for the benefit of all those that want to know. We however are always here to answer any questions that you may have. It has come to our attention that there are many LDS members who read this blog. We would council you to come and talk with us.
My friends we hope that you have a great week and that we have gone some way to answer the questions that you may have had. God Bless

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