Joseph Smith's First Vision (03:08)
When Joseph Smith was nearly 15, he asked God directly to give him wisdom. He had his first vision of God the Father and God the Son. He was told he would be an instrument in the Father's hand to restore on earth the church of Jesus Christ.
Sacred Texts of Mormonism (03:29)
Accepted as the word of God, "The Book of Mormon," together with the Old and New Testaments and some of Joseph Smith's later revelations are the sacred scripture of Mormonism. Smith and his brother were assassinated.
Core Beliefs of Mormonism (03:10)
Mormons assert they are Christian with the same core beliefs. An exception is that LDS believes in a Godhead and not a triune God. After death people return to God in spirit form--just as they came from God to Earth.
Organization of the LDS Church and Temple (02:46)
LDS has at least 13 million members, over 50% of which exist outside the U.S. in 168 countries. Only those who are willing to live the standard of the faith may enter an LDS temple.
LDS Sunday Service (02:55)
Families meet in chapels for the sacrament in the first hour of Sunday service. In the second hour, parents and children go to separate classes, and in the third, men and women go to separate meetings to address issues appropriate to their gender.
How the LDS Is Different from Other Christian Denominations. (03:33)
The mission of the LDS church is to have all people come to Christ and be perfected in Him. Mormons believe in "continued revelations" and in living prophets through whom God reveals His mysteries.
LDS Standards of the Faith (04:31)
Living prophets reveal new standards of the faith. An example is the "family proclamation" that affirms the sanctity of marriage and the family, and the responsibility of parents. LDS members are given the opportunity to serve the church, mankind, and God.
Meaning of Faith (01:06)
Palos Verdes Stake President Maurice Lam describes what his faith means to him as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints.
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