Testimonies of Jesus Christ
And His Restored Gospel
This website dedicated to the humble seeker of truth; that he may have cause to believe by reading the many testimonies of God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ which truly shows that God lives and loves each of us and has a plan for all His children on Earth. I testify to you that what I say is true, that through revelation to modern prophets Jesus Christ has re-established His church again to the Earth with all its power, authority and blessings, including the priesthood power to seal on Earth and in Heaven, the same that was given to the Apostle Peter of old.
Why is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints growing so rapidly in the world? The reason is the Spirit of God is touching the hearts of people being taught by missionaries of the church. They can feel that spirit of peace and joy that come from the Holy Ghost testifying of the truth. You may already believe in Jesus Christ, but the restored Gospel takes you further in your quest for truth by becoming members of the church that Jesus Christ Himself established in the latter days, where God has called prophets and apostles to lead the church through revelation just as he did in His original church. It’s a joy to understand the purpose of life in the light of the restored Gospel Jesus Christ.
Basics Facts about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. – A short description of facts and beliefs of the church.
Where does truth come from? – A short discussion of truth and where it comes from.
I offer you my own personal testimony. Every truly converted member of the church has a testimony born of God. I am an average Latter-Day Saint and this is my testimony.
As in the ancient church, Jesus Christ has reestablished his church in our day with newly ordained apostles and prophets called and chosen by revelation. (see Eph. 2:19-20 & John 15:16) Read the official testimony of these men.
The living Christ -- The official testimony of the Quorum of twelve Apostles of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints to the reality of Jesus Christ. Dated: January 1, 2000
The Family: Proclamation to the World -- A proclamation of The Apostles The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, the importance of the Family in Our Father in Heavens Plan. Dated: September 23, 1995
God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph Smith at age of 14 while praying and seeking the truth about religion.
Of this first vision Joseph Smith said:
I saw a pillar of light exactly over my head, above the brightness of the sun, which descended gradually until it fell upon me. It no sooner appeared than I found myself delivered from the enemy which held me bound. When the light rested upon me I saw two Personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other--This is My Beloved Son. Hear Him! Pearl of Great Price, Joseph Smith History 1:17
Read the full account in the pamphlet: The Prophet Joseph Smith’s Testimony
Note: The revelations of the Lord in relation to the organization of the Church Jesus Christ are published in a 138 section book called “The Doctrine and Covenants.” (D&C) Section 1 is a revelation designated by the Lord as a preface to compilation of revelations. Read the words of the Lord in our time concerning this work.
Section 76 contains a vision that Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon received of the three degrees of Glory (or Heavens) as the Apostle Paul mentions in 1 Cor 15:40-42 and 2 Corinthians 12:2. The section explains which class of men will inherit each of these three kingdoms.
Relating part of this Vision he said:
And we beheld the glory of the Son, on the right hand of the Father, and received of his fulness; And saw the holy angels, and them who are sanctified before his throne, worshiping God, and the Lamb, who worship him forever and ever. And now, after the many testimonies which have been given of him, this is the testimony, last of all which we give of him: That he lives! For we saw him, even on the right hand of God; and we heard the voice bearing record that he is the Only Begotten of the Father-- That by him, and through him, and of him, the worlds are and were created, and the inhabitants thereof are begotten sons and daughters unto God. D&C 76:20-24
THE veil was taken from our minds, and the eyes of our understanding were opened. We saw the Lord standing upon the breastwork of the pulpit, before us; and under his feet was a paved work of pure gold, in color like amber. His eyes were as a flame of fire; the hair of his head was white like the pure snow; his countenance shone above the brightness of the sun; and his voice was as the sound of the rushing of great waters, even the voice of Jehovah, saying: I am the first and the last; I am he who liveth, I am he who was slain; I am your advocate with the Father. Behold, your sins are forgiven you; you are clean before me; therefore, lift up your heads and rejoice. (D&C 110:1-5)
The first principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ are to have faith in Christ, repent of our sins, be baptized for the remission of sins and receive the gift of the Holy Ghost by the laying on of hands. Through the grace of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ we can receive forgiveness of our sins because Christ has already suffered for them.
Through a revelation to Joseph Smith, the Lord commands Martin Harris to repent. He testifies of His suffering for all men.
Therefore I command you to repent--repent, lest I smite you by the rod of my mouth, and by my wrath, and by my anger, and your sufferings be sore--how sore you know not, how exquisite you know not, yea, how hard to bear you know not.
For behold, I, God, have suffered these things for all, that they might not suffer if they would repent;
But if they would not repent they must suffer even as I;
Which suffering caused myself, even God, the greatest of all, to tremble because of pain, and to bleed at every pore, and to suffer both body and spirit--and would that I might not drink the bitter cup, and shrink--
Nevertheless, glory be to the Father, and I partook and finished my preparations unto the children of men. D&C 19:15-19 (see also Luke 22:44)
“In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established?” (2 Corinthians 13:1) The Book of Mormon is “Another Testament of Jesus Christ” that stands with the Bible to testify of mission of Jesus Christ the son of God and Savior of the world. It was translated by the gift and power of God from ancient records, written on thin plates of gold. This book is a sacred history of a branch of the House of Israel who left Jerusalem 600 B.C. and sailed in a ship to the Americas. The prophets testified of the coming of Jesus Christ to atone for the sins of the world hundreds of years before his birth. It includes the account of the visit of the resurrected Christ to the American continent in the year 34 A.D. and ended with the account of the last prophet, Moroni, in 421 A.D. After reading the sample chapters below, you will understand why so many people believe the Book of Mormon is the Word of God and why the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is growing so rapidly around the world.
Read Sample Chapters of The Book of Mormon that show the testimonies and teachings of ancient prophets concerning the mission of Jesus Christ.
Joseph Smith was not the only one who was a witness to the gold plates and the Angel Moroni. God chose three others to be witnesses of this truth. The Angle Moroni appeared to Oliver Cowdery, David Whitmer and Martin Harris and showed them the gold plates from which the Book of Mormon was translated. “In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established?” (2 Corinthians 13:1)
The three witnesses were shown the gold plates by the Angel Moroni. This is the official testimony that appears at the beginning of the Book of Mormon.
Letters and interviews showing they stood by their original testimony to the very end of their lives.
If you look at the claims of Joseph Smith objectively, you would find reasons to believe.
Recollections of the Prophet Joseph Smith – This is a collection of the recollections of ordinary people who lived at the time of Joseph Smith who were acquainted with him. These accounts help us understand what kind of a person Joseph Smith was. Source: Church Publication; Juvenile Instructor, (1892)
Profile of a Prophet – By Hugh B. Brown President Brown prepares a brief on why he believes Joseph Smith was a prophet of God -- Quoting from the talk, his friend and colleague said "You have told me that you believe that Joseph Smith was a prophet and that you believe that God the Father and Jesus of Nazareth appeared to him in vision. "I cannot understand," he said, "how a barrister and solicitor from Canada, a man trained in logic and evidence and unemotional cold fact, could accept such absurd statements. What you tell me about Joseph Smith seems fantastic, but I wish you would take three days at least to prepare a brief and permit me to examine it and question you on it." An Address By President Hugh B. Brown Of the First Presidency. General Conference, October 1967
Teachings of the Restored
Gospel of Jesus Christ
Gospel Prinicples Manual – A Sunday School lesson manual used today to teach basic Gospel Principles in various formats from the official LDS web site.
The Purifying Power of Gethsemane -- Elder Bruce R. McConkie – A classic talk about the atonement of Jesus Christ. He said, "I feel, and the Spirit seems to accord, that the most important doctrine I can declare, and the most powerful testimony I can bear is one of the atoning sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ." Given in General Conference, April 1985
The Plan of Salvation – A classic missionary pamphlet outlining our pre-earth life, relationship with God and basic steps to achieve salvation though accepting our savior’s Gospel plan.
Scripture Mastery Scriptures – This is a list of Important Scriptures pertaining to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Youth of the church are taught the importance of these scripture verses in Seminary coarses of study they attend during High School.
Stories of Converts Who Found the Truth of the Restored
Gospel of Jesus Christ
Seventeen points of the True Church -- A story about a group of young men of different faiths who set out searching for the true Christian Church. They searched the Bible and found seventeen points of doctrine that should be found in the true church. Using this list as their guide they went looking for the church. Years later they all found themselves members of the same church.
A Jew Finds The True Messiah – A classic missionary pamphlet containing the conversion story of a Jewish convert.
Why I Joined the Mormon Church by Jewish Members – Testimonies of Jewish members (Letters) who joined the church. (A classic missionary tract)
A Catholic Monk Finds Gospel Brotherhood – A Catholic Priest's conversion Story.
A Catholic Nun Discovers The Gospel – A Catholic Num from England after advancing to positions in the Vatican is converted to the truth.
Leaves in a Stream – This is the conversion story of a Man who left a successful law pracice to become a minister by attending Yale Divinity School. He had committed himself to Christ. and had promised the Lord he would be like a "leaf in a stream." After being exponsed to the Church He decided to study Mormon theology. After much study and prayer, his prayers were finally answered.
Life Transformed for New Zealand Nun – A young Nun is converted and goes to BYU.
Taiwan Congregation Follows Teen – A young girl in Taiwan is converted and infuences others to find the truth.
Paying the Price – A Methodist Minister's conversion story.
Material supporting Testimonies of the Restored Church of
Signs of the True Church – A list of evidences that should be found in the true church of Jesus Christ both ancient and modern. It is an article written by Leon R. Hartshorn published the Encyclopedia of Mormonism.
The Falling Away and Restoration – Quotes from the protestant reformers about the falling away of the original church Christ and the need for a restoration. (A classic missionary tract)
Church as Organized by Christ – A list of principles and doctrines that were lost in the ancient church and how they were restored in the church of Christ today. (A classic missionary tract)
Which Church is Right – What happened to the original ancient church of Christ? How was it lost? Why it needed to be restored. (A classic missionary tract)
The Wentworth letter -- A letter written in 1842 by Joseph Smith to Mr. Wentworth, editor of the Chicago Democrat newspaper, explaining a short history of the church. He said “I have written the following sketch of the rise, progress, persecution, and faith of the Latter-day Saints, of which I have the honor, under God, of being the founder.” He also lists doctrines and teachings of the newly restored Church, which is the source of the thirteen well known beliefs published as the ‘Articles of Faith.’
Similarities of the teaching of the Dead Sea Scrolls -- This is a list of similarities of the teachings of the people of Qumran, who lived 200 years before Christ, with the teaching of the restored Church of Jesus Christ today.
Disclaimer from the Author
The words and compilation of material in this website are my own alone and I am fully responsible for its content. This website is not authorized or connected to the official website of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
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