Mormonism Answers: The Importance of Covenants

Mormonism Answers: The Importance of Covenants

Covenants are, in a religious context, sacred two-way promises between us and God. In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, sometimes mistakenly referred to as the “Mormon Church,” covenants are a vitally important part of our beliefs. Heavenly Father sets the terms of the covenants, and we as His children, enter into the covenant. We covenant, or promise, to follow the Savior and serve God and His children. In return, Heavenly Father promises us blessings. Elder Russell M. Nelson, an apostle in the Church of Jesus Christ, calls covenants “one of the most important concepts of revealed religion,” and said that “the greatest compliment that can be earned here in this life is to be known as a covenant...

Open House For Guatemala Mormon Temple

Open House For Guatemala Mormon Temple

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (inadvertently called by friends of other faiths, the “Mormon Church”) has opened a beautiful new temple for the public in Quetzaltenango Guatemala. The temple open house will be from November 11-26. It will later be dedicated on December 11th by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the first presidency of the Church, which is the highest council in the Church of Jesus Christ. The first Mormon missionaries came to Guatemala in 1947. Missionaries are sent out world wide to teach the restored gospel of Jesus Christ to everyone so that all may have chance to receive its blessings. Temples are a part of those blessings. The Church started out small in...

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