My Faith

I feel incredibly blessed to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have a testimony of the following:

I am a daughter of God and we are all children of God. He knows each of us by name. He is aware of our circumstances, our trials, our strengths and weaknesses. We are His children and He is our Father. He wants us to return home safely to Him and has given us many resources here on earth to help us find our way. These include the scriptures (The Bible, yes, but also additional scriptures, such as The Book of Mormon, which I know to be true), a living prophet and apostles, commandments, and the gospel of Jesus Christ.

We lived in heaven with our Heavenly Father (and mother) before we came to earth. Each of us made the choice to accept God’s Plan of Salvation which includes the gift of free agency. This gift is very important as it allows us to learn and grow here on earth.

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God provided a Savior and Redeemer for us, His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ.  How grateful I am for my Savior! Not only did He show us the way to live here on earth, but through His suffering (His atonement), we have the gift of repentance (also forgiveness), and through His resurrection, we have the gift of life after death.

When I married my husband, we were sealed in the temple by Priesthood authority, which is God’s authority here on earth. This means we are not only married for this life, but for all eternity, as long as we each keep the covenants we’ve made with our Heavenly Father at baptism and in the temple.

I would be happy to share more about my faith with you or you may click on any of the above links which will take you to mormon.org

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5 thoughts on “My Faith

  1. With all due respect, Camie, the Bible says “Matthew 22:30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.”
    After we die, and are resurrected with Christ, we will not be married.

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    1. Ah, I can see how that scripture verse is confusing to LDS doctrine on eternal marriage. We are blessed to have additional scripture and revelation available to us so we may fully understand God’s beautiful plan for His children. Here is what I’ve found to help explain: “Elder James E. Talmage wrote that “in the resurrection there will be no marrying nor giving in marriage; for all questions of marital status must be settled before that time, under the authority of the Holy Priesthood, which holds the power to seal in marriage for both time and eternity”’ …… “In the specific New Testament case presented by the Sadducees, no priesthood covenant or sealing accompanied these multiple marriages, thereby making them void at death.”

      Some additional scripture to consider: 1 Corinthians 11:11; Matthew 16:19; 1 Peter 3:7
      Latter-day Saints know that marriage is ordained of God and His plan centers on families. We know He provided a way for our most precious relationships here on earth to be eternal. This is one great purpose for our holy temples. Here are a couple links for you to check out: https://www.lds.org/ensign/1999/01/latter-day-clarity-on-christs-life-and-teachings?lang=eng (see the section entitled: Christ’s Teaching On Eternal Marriage) and https://www.mormon.org/beliefs/marriage

      I hope this helps! I love my beliefs as they are so hopeful and promising. It is such a beautiful ordinance, the temple sealing. I invite you to learn more from our missionaries or by searching the websites I’ve linked above. 🙂

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  2. Thank you for this testimony Camie. I just love reading personal testimonies, and I think yours is beautifully written. Each new testimony gives me a new appreciation for the gospel and this chuch. My wife and I are recent converts to LDS ( baptized Jan 2016) and we are looking forward to being sealed sometime in 2017! Please follow my blog! I pray right now that God might bless your family and your blog, and help us all endure the trials and celebrate all God’s blessings until we meet our Heavenly Father. Amen.

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    1. You’re welcome and thank you for such a sweet comment. Congrats on your baptism and membership. I’m so glad you found the gospel and I will keep you and your wife in my prayers as well. You have a beautiful experience waiting for you next year. Keep that eternal goal in sight. I’m excited to read more posts on your blog.

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