LDS (“Mormon”) Values: Music and Dancing

LDS (“Mormon”) Values: Music and Dancing

Music is an important and powerful part of life. It can be an influence for good that helps you draw closer to Heavenly Father (See Doctrine and Covenants 25:12). However, it can also be used for wicked purposes. Unworthy music may seem harmless, but it can have evil effects on your mind and spirit. Choose carefully the music you listen to. Pay attention to how you feel when you are listening. Don’t listen to music that drives away the Spirit, encourages immorality, glorifies violence, uses foul or offensive language, or promotes Satanism or other evil practices. Dancing can be fun and can provide an opportunity to meet new people. However, it too can be misused. When dancing, avoid full body contact with your partner. Do not...

LDS (“Mormon”) Values: Language

LDS (“Mormon”) Values: Language

How you speak says much about who you are. Clean and intelligent language is evidence of a bright and wholesome mind. Use language that uplifts, encourages, and compliments others. Do not insult others or put them down, even in joking. Speak kindly and positively about others so you can fulfill the Lord’s commandment to love one another. When you use good language, you invite the Spirit to be with you. Always use the names of God and Jesus Christ with reverence and respect. Misusing their names is a sin. Profane, vulgar, or crude language or gestures, as well as jokes about immoral actions, are offensive to the Lord and to others. Foul language harms your spirit and degrades you. Do not let others influence you to use...

Mormons in the News: L.A. Dodgers to hold Mormon Night tonight

Daily News Wire Services Posted: 07/22/2011 08:39:52 AM PDT Updated: 07/22/2011 08:43:05 AM PDT LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers will conduct Mormon Night tonight with more than 4,100 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints attending the game against the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium. The Christian-country group Joshua Creek will perform the national anthem and “God Bless America.” Mormon Night is among several days or nights the Dodgers will hold this season honoring various religious groups. The Christian-oriented Faith and Family Night will be held July 30 and Episcopalian Night Aug. 26. United Methodist Night was held July 8 and Jewish Community Day July 10. To learn...

LDS (“Mormon”) Reflection: Life Among the Faithful

LDS (“Mormon”) Reflection: Life Among the Faithful

by Scott A. Robinson, Scott Robinson grew up on a farm in Idaho and now resides in Charleston, South Carolina with his wife and three children. I live in a place where the land is dotted with white steeples, where there are morning traffic jams six days per week, and where family matters most. Here, the shared values of Christianity are still relevant to public policy. Sunday is generally a day set apart. Church members are very strong, struggling members are given extraordinary opportunities to learn and grow, and they do! Where I live, my family, fellow congregants, and I have served together with our brothers and sisters of other Christian denominations, at activities organized by the other denominations in the true spirit...

Mormons are Christians!

Mormons are Christians!

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are Clearly Christians: They espouse and follow Christ’s pure and restored gospel teachings. It is an unfortunate reality that the death or departure of a great leader is almost immediately followed by a fracturing of his followers. Though followers may continue to adore the departed, be it Lincoln, Kennedy or Ghandi, there almost always arises a division in how the adoration and the legacy of the leader should be continued after he or she is gone. Most often, division occurs and the once-united people walk their separate ways. Early Christians were, tragically, no exception to this general rule. Following the death of Jesus Christ, many groups sprang up with many...

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