New videos introduce basic LDS beliefs in 60 seconds

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  • Red Corvette St George, UT
    Feb. 3, 2018 8:00 p.m.

    Which basic LDS beliefs do these videos teach? The new ones or the old ones we were taught in the past?

  • CMTM , 00
    Feb. 3, 2018 8:36 a.m.

    Back Talk - Are you converted to Christ or to your Church? I know these two words are intertwined but this statement is still very thought provoking. True,

    President Hinkley do Mormons worship the same Jesus" No I don’t. The traditional Christ of whom they speak is not the Christ of whom I speak. .." (Deseret News, June 20 1998)VS,

    John 1:1 John is pointing his Jewish readers back to the O. T. where the Logos or “Word” of God is the personification of God’s revelation.

    Jesus as the Logos is drawing upon a familiar word and concept that both Jews and Gentiles of his day would have been familiar with and using that as the starting point from which He introduces them to Jesus Christ.
    But John goes beyond the familiar concept of Logos that his Jewish and Gentile readers would have had and presents Jesus Christ not as a mere mediating principle like the Greeks perceived, but as a personal being, fully divine, yet fully human. (John 1:14),God becomes man, not man becomes a god

  • Back Talk Federal Way, WA
    Feb. 2, 2018 12:38 p.m.

    Second thought,

    Are you converted to Christ or to your Church? I know these two words are intertwined but this statement is still very thought provoking.

    Being Christlike to others should always be our guide. Doing that leaves out a lot of worry about our imperfections. I think doing this is what allows "joy" to be part of our daily lives.

  • Back Talk Federal Way, WA
    Feb. 2, 2018 12:11 p.m.

    Does the "joy" come before you are perfect or only after you think you are "perfect"?

    Good little video spot.

    As regards Religion, the first thing to ask anyone is "do they believe in God"? If they do, just talk about the things you agree on. It makes your relationship beneficial to both people. If they want to learn more about the LDS Church, it will come up. No failure in just talking about God.

  • MoreMan San Diego, CA
    Feb. 2, 2018 9:57 a.m.

    So Bass679... you are saying that you teach that Joseph stuck his head into a hat with a special rock that the church posseses to create the book of Mormon?

  • bass679 Novi, MI
    Feb. 2, 2018 7:58 a.m.

    Dude, I know you don't like the Church but if you're going to try and be sarcastic the Golden Plates at least get the name right.

    That aside, there's nothing in the Gospel Topics essays that hasn't been part of Seminary or Sunday School, at least as long as I've been around. Sure, they add detail but nothing really not. No, not even to the translation process.

  • MoreMan San Diego, CA
    Feb. 1, 2018 3:35 p.m.

    @chuckster.... once you are done with the milk, comes the meat. The Gospel Topics Essays on is a great place to venture next.

  • chuckster Saratoga Springs, UT
    Feb. 1, 2018 3:27 p.m.

    Good comment bass 679. The gospel may be too complex if foisted upon us all at once. I like the concept of reading and learning the Ten Commandments and the Articles of Faith. Listen to the Sacrament prayer, then after taking the bread and water, actually try to understand the true meaning of it.

  • IMFletch American Fork, UT
    Feb. 1, 2018 2:14 p.m.

    This is generally a great idea. It's very likely this is going to get spoofed to no end (in Saturday Night Live style), though.

  • MoreMan San Diego, CA
    Feb. 1, 2018 2:00 p.m.

    @Bass679.... wait til you figure out that 1 x 0 always equals Zero. Do you still teach about the Golden Tablets being used for translation?

  • bass679 Novi, MI
    Feb. 1, 2018 11:44 a.m.

    You don't start with Calculus or James Joyce, you start with arithmetic and letter sounds. Same way with the gospel. Or any topic really. You start with the general and basic and work towards the detail and complexities.

  • MoreMan San Diego, CA
    Feb. 1, 2018 9:29 a.m.

    Does it really make sense to be simplifying the church when they are going to find out the complexities soon enough?