On LDS Faith.

As I was scouting the web, I came across a blog called; 5 things this mormon wish you knew (see: http://wordygertie.com/2014/03/20/5-things-this-mormon-wish-you-knew/) and as I was reading the post, it was very common things said, but at the same time, th
ings that are pondered on countless by many LDS members and also non members (speaking from experience). I continued reading the comments, and there was one in particular that caught my eyes and I had to read it through. I was inspired and urged to say something, this post is me saying something and shining some light on the matters of the LDS faith. 

I testify that whatever you read from my answers are bind to MY testimony of the Gospel that I know to be true. It is not bound to research, but to prayer and honest seeking, and I urge you to do the same; seek thy answers in the scriptures and in honest prayer and there is no secret that will be held from you. That is a promise. So here it goes:

1)      As an answer to this question I would exhort you ask yourself a question too: How do anyone justify the Bible and it’s forthcoming to the prophets of that age, before and after Christ? I know that it is ONLY through prayer and I quote that which is written in the scriptures: “..read these things…receive these things, and ponder it in your hearts. And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost. And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things”. –end quote.

2)      I am grateful to be a woman in the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and I KNOW that my salvation is in NO way hinged to marriage or to some guy. It is however hinged to my decision on living righteous, being dead or alive. This might come as a surprise, but it is not so that all are suppose to marry. Yes, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is indeed centered on family to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children. I quote the Family Proclamation (LDS.ORG.. hig

Picture by Del Parson – The lost Lamb

hlight added): ALL HUMAN BEINGS  – male and female – are created in the image of God.. EACH HAS A DIVINE NATURE AND DESTINY.. HUSBAND AND WIFE have a solemn responsibility to love and care for each other and for their children.. The family is ordained of God.. By divine design, fathers are to preside over their families in LOVE and RIGHTEOUSNESS and are responsible to provide necessities of life and protection of their families. Mothers are primarily responsible for the nurture of their children. In thes sacred responsibilities, fathers and mothers are OBLIGATED to help one another as equal partners” –end quote. The answer to your question; No, I am not in ANY way hinged to marriage with anyone for my salvation. I have been blessed with a divine nature and destiny which entitle me to choose freely.

3)      I am not sure with the knowledge you have gathered about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and I do apologize in advance, but take no offense in my answers, I am answering the only way I know; the truth of His Gospel. I know with all of my heart that God is a God of pure righteousness and Love. Knowing that and bearing testimony of that, has shown me how perfect his plan indeed is and none of His children on this earth are forgotten, no matter their current situation or their religious background. I would like to share with you a few words on LDS Temples that are build worldwide and the youth that freely decide to serve a mission to preach the Gospel. I hope you will get the essence of how and why these two (temple and missions) are in fact very important for the people worldwide, both those that are members and those that ARE NOT members of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. First, not only do members get married in the temple for all eternity, but “Temples bring joy to our faithful members wherever they are built. Temples are more than stone and mortar. They are filled with faith and fasting. They are built of trials and testimonies. They are sanctified by sacrifice and service…Every temple is a house of God” – Thomas S. Monson (read more at lds.org – The Holy Temple – A Beacon to the World). I quote further from living scriptures; A temple is a place where earth and heaven meet and where we feel close to our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. All the ordinances that we do for ourselves in the temple can be performed by worthy members so that the deceased ancestors may receive them as well (search more on Family History at lds.org). In this way, people who died without receiving essential ordinances such as baptism and confirmation and other temple ordinances, have the OPPORTUNITY to accept these ordinances” –end quote (highlights added).
Second, all members stand freely to choose to serve a mission for the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, to preach His Gospel. In the scriptures we read “Perhaps I may be an instrument in the hands of God to bring some soul to repentance; and this is my joy”– end quote. We have mission services in all ages in the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and the purpose for it is exactly what you asked; how is the spiritual deprivation of everyone who is not Mormon resolved? It is true that God is justice and He has laid forth a righteous plan enabling and giving His children EVERY possibility to learn of His teachings and onward to follow Him.

I testify to you that I know that the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true. I have searched and asked honestly and I have received answers to prayers I thought were not possible. But I know whole heartedly that God does answers and He will answer your questions. This is my faith, build on my testimony that I have received from my Father in Heaven directly. You can receive the same.

Barby ♣

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This is not a political entry.

These are my own words, thoughts and feelings.

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My heart has been burning for this case for a very long time now. I have always been attracted to guys, and I knew this since I was in kindergarten because I consistently tried to impress all the guys with my many talents that I had. I would give up my “you-have-been-good-today” cookies to the cutest guy in class and I would step up my game and be the best in everything I set my mind to. Just to impress that cute guy. Since kindergarten I knew who I was attracted to.

As years passed, I was taught how liking the same gender was wrong. I understood that I was one stereotype and for those who liked the same sex had certain characteristics, thus belonging to another stereotype. Being homosexual was perceived as a taboo, and still is in some parts of society. I was taught that it was a sin, because it was believed that it was a decision one makes. And if it was not by choice, there were societies believing that you can be cured with some treatment and religion. I don’t believe that is true.

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Believing is a strong action, making someone believe requires a lot of effort and some humility. As a kid, I was not what so ever “protected” from homosexuality, but I was hidden from the truth. The truth that we are all the same, no matter who we feel attracted to.

I believe in Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father. “I believe” is a strong word and requires action. I have believed in Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ my whole life, and through life I have learned that we are all the same. Not the same as in color, personality, culture, language or economy. No, we are all the same as in we are all humans, living on this earth, together. It’s Human Rights for everybody, there is no difference! Believing has led me to truly understand one thing; We are all loved, by our families or our friends, by our loved ones or our neighbors and even by strangers whom we are so quick to judge.

 It’s true what they say; you have never experienced until you walk in ones’ shoes.

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I am not here to say that I know what you go through, I am here to share just one message; I love you the way you are, the way you choose to be, and mostly I love you. Period. You. I have seen the pain and the fear. Those things and emotions that deprive you from being alive, from being true to yourself, from being who

you were meant to be. You. I have seen your anger, your frustration, leaving you feeling like a nobody. I am so sorry for what they made me believe when I was younger and for judging you so quickly and making you feel less. I have tried to console your broken hearts, but felt powerless by the words other keep attacking you with. I am not here to tell you who to be, or who to love. I am here to tell you that I love you regardless. I might not know you, but I still love you.

With harsh words, we have become numb to what we are saying. The harsh words have become our everyday vocabulary and weloveiskind don’t give them a second thought. Did you know that once you think it, you have already said it, but can take it back? But once you have spoken those words out loud, they can never be taken back? Did you know that words hurt more than a punch or a kick because they last in our memories forever? The pain of a punch or a kick will disappear in a few days, but words spoken will haunt us to our grave. Did you know that words alone have led to thousands of people committing suicide? Like Macklemore once sung; no law will change us, we have to change us. The words we so freely are blessed to use and speak, let’s use them for good. By doing so, you are not stripped of your freedom of speech, rather, you are actually giving another individual the freedom to be.

Barby :]]