I am not usually this bold on Facebook but with all of the controversy and misinformation circulating about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I feel the need, as a member of this church, to let all of my friends know a few of the things that I believe:
-The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is founded by Jesus Christ himself and He is the head of the church.
-Joseph Smith was a prophet who was called by God, the Father, and Jesus Christ to RESTORE Christ's church upon the earth today, just as it was organized when Christ lived on the earth.
- Just as God called prophets throughout the ages to lead His people, there is a LIVING prophet on the earth TODAY, and he leads the church by inspiration directly from Jesus Christ. His name is Thomas S. Monson.
-The Book of Mormon is an equal, complementary companion to the Bible and is the word of God. It is the inspired, abridged record of God's dealings with the people of the Ancient Americas compiled by an ancient prophet named Mormon.
-I know that anyone can know for THEMSELVES if these things are true, through study and prayer. This is how I came to know that these things are true.
I invite everyone to read the Book of Mormon and to pray if it is true. IF the Book of Mormon is true, and I firmly believe it is, then it stands to reason that Joseph Smith WAS a prophet of God and all the teachings of Jesus Christ that he restored to the earth are true.
If the Book of Mormon is NOT true...then The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is one of the biggest and most elaborate hoaxes of all time and I, along with the approximately 14 million members of this church, are in trouble!!
Again, I invite all to find out for YOURSELF. I welcome any and all questions any of you may have about my faith. I have answered more questions about the church here: http://mormon.org/me/1HBZ/Candace/
**It is not my intention, in making these statements, to offend or criticize anyone's beliefs! I respect all of your varied beliefs! BUT since my faith in Jesus Christ and His church is the center of my life, directs all the choices I make and has brought so much joy and peace to my life...and thus is very dear and precious to me...it would be very selfish of me to keep this knowledge to myself!**