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Published: Monday, May 13 2013 5:00 a.m. MDT

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West Jordan, UT

My testimony starts with my belief in Christ. I know He lives, and I know that through His grace I can be saved. This is the all-encompassing whole of my testimony. I also know, from my own spiritual experiences, that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is His restored church. I know this BECAUSE I know that the Book of Mormon is true. The promise is there - ask, and ye shall receive. This is important, because I know where to go to get the required ordinances. I can say, "I am a Christian", and I can also say, "I am a Mormon." I believe in Christ. He is my Savior. I accept His atoning sacrifice and His grace on my behalf. Thus I am a Christian. I am a member of His church. Thus I am a Mormon also. I find no incongruity between the terms. If one proclaims, "I am a Mormon", they really are proclaiming, "I am a Christian, and a member of His church."

Craig Clark
Boulder, CO

Christianity has obviously never been one great big happy family.

Frisco, tx

To another fellow convert, tears !

Mesa, AZ


From BOM

“ Behold, here are the waters of Mormon and now, as ye are desirous to come into the fold of God, and to be called his people, and are willing to bear one another's burdens, that they may be light;
Yea, and are willing to mourn with those that mourn; yea, and comfort those that stand in need of comfort, and to stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places that ye may be in, even until death, that ye may be redeemed of God, and be numbered with those of the first resurrection, that ye may have eternal life
If this be the desire of your hearts, what have you against being baptized in the name of the Lord, as a witness before him that ye have entered into a covenant with him, that ye will serve him and keep his commandments, that he may pour out his Spirit more abundantly upon you?
And now when the people had heard these words, they clapped their hands for joy, and exclaimed: This is the desire of our hearts.”

The name recalls a sacred event

Holladay, UT

Mormons believe in grace after all you can do. You accept His grace after you have done all ordinances, temple work, going on a mission, marrying in the temple. My God doesn't not require my works. Using the term "Christian" is more recent in the Mormon church. 30 years ago when Mormon friends asked what religion I was I'd say "Christian." To this they replied, "what is that?" Mormons have tried in the past to push away from mainstream Christianity and now as their church is suffering in decreasing members they want to align themselves with Christians, yet they have very different beliefs. Mormons believe God is made of flesh, Christians don't. Mormons believe Christ and Satan are brothers, Christians do not. Mormons believe Christ atoned for our sin in the garden, Christians believe it happened on the cross. So again I will have to say you are a Mormon and I am a Christian. I am always confused when Mormons say they are Christian yet they won't worship Christ in Christian church and stay away from Christian bookstores & literature. Why is that?

John Pack Lambert of Michigan
Ypsilanti, MI

Maybe we should have missionaries actually distribute copies of the real Book of Mormon outside the play.


People that have downloaded and read The First Book of Napoleon have also reported some conversion stories. Exciting times.


As I was reading this I could not but think back many years ago as a young missionary sister how much I loved my mission. I was able to find a family like he described here as the father came up to me and my capanion came up to us and asked about the book we were holding in our hands. We started to tell him about it and he told us that he had seen someone holding it just the other day on the bus they were riding. He felt the spirit touch his heart and wanted to know more about the Book of Mormon. So we went and taught his family the next day and three weeks later they became Members of the Church. Love to read things like this.

boise, id

@ Donn
you speak of getting drunk at communion. The small amount of wine consumed in communion or in the sacrament would not intoxicate a child. The use of wine was in ancient time was not prohibited in scripture and because of the lack of refrigeration would make grape juice unsuitable for storage.

how man comes to the lord has never been the issue only that he comes. the fields are white and ready to harvest, and the spirit of the lord will guide those who have eyes to see and ears to hear to the lord. Those of us who have already been blessed to find our way need to stand as witnesses to those who seek.

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