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Don DenTandt

Personal Beliefs and Thoughts

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It's teaching guide my life. Please do not hold the church accountable for my actions. The LDS Church is a place for sinners to repent and better themselves, rather than a gathering place for those already perfected.

I believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost. I believe the Godhead consists of three separate and distinct individuals, that the Father and Son have physical bodies as tangible as man's, and that the Holy Ghost is a personage of spirit.

I believe God created the this earth, and many other worlds, too many to count.

I believe that men will be punished for their own sins, and not for Adam's trangression. I believe that Adam fell that the human race could continue, and that we are here to live within God given guidelines that will bring us lasting joy.

I believe that through the Atonement of Christ all mankind may be saved by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel.

I believe the first principles and ordinances of the gospel are first, faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, second, repentance, third, baptism by immersion for the remission of sins, and fourth, the laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost.

I believe that a man must be called of God, by prophecy and the laying on of hands by those who are in authority to preach the gospel and administer the ordinances thereof.

I believe in the same organization that existed in the primitive church, including apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists, etc.

I believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly. I also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God. I also believe God speaks to us through prophets today.

I strive to understand and believe all that God has revealed, all that He does now reveal, and that He will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the Kingdom of God.

I believe in the literal gathering of Israel and in the rstoration of the Ten Tribes; that Zion, the New Jerusalem, will be built upon the American continent; that Christ will reign personally upon the earth; and, that the earth will be renewed and receive its paradisiacal glory.

I claim the privilege of whoshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of my own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may.

I believe in being subject to governmental leaders and believe in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law.

I believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men. Along with others of my faith, I strive to follow the admonition of Paul -- We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.
Adapted from the Articles of Faith of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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