Friday, April 13, 2012

The church is true and why we can say so

“The church is true.”

I’ve been pondering that statement today. There’s a lot of meaning wrapped up in it that I want to draw out to show why we as members can say, “The church is true.”

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Lord’s church. The church belongs to Him and no one else. He established it. He revealed Himself to a man and called him to be a prophet.

Christ established the priesthood and instituted the ordinances of it. He sent angels to ordain men to hold the keys of the priesthood.

He established all the offices of the priesthood and gave revelation as to their duties.

He gave the gift of the Holy Ghost whereby all members of the church could receive greater revelations to guide them and speak in the name of the Lord.

He reveals, reminds, and warns the church through the prophet and apostles.

He gives to church leaders to know by the Holy Ghost who should serve in what callings. He gives to members by the Holy Ghost inspiration concerning their calling as well as revelation about their lives.

He gives inspiration as to where missionaries should be sent on their missions, and He gives inspiration to those missionaries as to where they should go, who they should teach, and how.

He gave revelation about temple-building in all particulars as to why, how, and where. He gave revelation as to what should be done in temples and who would do it.

That’s just scratching the surface.

The Lord is in this work. It is His church. That’s why we can say the church is true.

Image 1: First vision,,4945,104-1-3-4,00.html

Image 2: Priesthood Restoration,

Image 3: Priests preparing sacrament,

Image 4: Gift of the Holy Ghost,

Image 5: Mormon prophet Thomas S. Monson,

Image 6: primary,

Image 7: MormonMissionaries,

Image 8: Nauvoo Temple,


Becky Rose said...

There's a old fashioned reader board going outside of Twin Falls that says: Hate religion, Love Jesus. I SO want to share every verse of scripture in the NT to prove them wrong. Do you have any posts on that? I'm so short on time!

Becca said...

@Becky - I have seen so many of those YouTube videos, websites, images, billboards, etc (i.e. all kinds of media) proclaiming that message.

It makes me wonder if they even have a clue about what Jesus was doing those 3 years during his ministry, and what he commissioned his apostles to do after his ministry...

probably not.

I would be interested in a post refuting such claims as well, Michaela. (I just might have to do a little research and write one, too)

Michaela Stephens said...

I wrote a series about "why an organized religion" back in Sept 2008.

On the need for order -

On the need for gathering -

On authority -