My Beliefs

Donny Osmond

“As I’ve traveled all over the world, the fact that I’m a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has caused a lot of interesting questions. I’ve received so many letters and e-mails asking things like, What are the basic beliefs of Latter-day Saints?”

Debby & Donny Osmond

My Testimony


…Some want to know how Debbie and I have been able to maintain a strong marriage — over all these years — while living in the world of show business. Others want to know how we dealt with the challenges of raising a close and happy family in such difficult times.

How do we maintain a balance between work, and family life? Well, you know it’s not always easy, but the following pages are my attempt to explain a way of life that helps answer these kinds of questions. It gives me stability in a world, and in a business, that can be uncertain, compromising, and stressful. It’s the pattern that gives me direction in my life. And, I hope that this information will help answer some of your questions.

Questions & Answers

  • Playing the Role of Joseph

    …how your beliefs affected your portrayal of [Joseph] and if you had any suggestions…

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  • Is the LDS Church really true?

    …Why…, as LDS, [do we] always seem to be asking ourselves “is it really true?”. Why do we keep asking ourselves that?

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  • Baptism for Those Who Have Died

    I would be very upset if they Baptized my Father who is deceased especially with out permission from my family.

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  • General Questions

    I am trouble with the fear of not really knowing where I would go if I would die, afraid to, will say this I have been born again, baptized in water, total under, which I firmly believe in, I believe in laying of hands, baptized in the holy ghost.
    Just don’t know what God has for me.
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  • Prayers

    My very dear friend, Helen *****, just lost her daughter in a tragic car accident, she has been a huge fan of you and Marie for years, she has followed you around the country, she loves you and Marie more than anything, I know it would help her if you reached out to her in her darkest hours, she is a wonderful mother, friend, nurse, this is too much grief for this lovely lady.

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  • Mentally Challenged Child

    I just read your response to a woman who has a mentally challenged child, and this was at the end of the response (emphasis added):
    “I feel these, such as your son, are special souls who are  not subject to the wiles of Satan and who surely  must have been especially valiant before birth to not have to thus prove themselves here.”
    On the other hand, the blessings of marriage, and every other blessing and  eternal opportunity will be afforded to them in the worlds to come.  If you would be interested, I would love to share with you what I believe you must do to even keep up with him in eternity.”
    I, too have a mentally challenged child (now an adult), I would really appreciate your expanding on what you meant in these paragraphs.  Is it taken from the Bible?
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  • Christian vs Mormon Doctrine

    My question is this, do you believe that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the only true church of Christ, and if so, does that mean that you believe only those who find this same reality will dwell with the Lord for all eternity?   To put it more bluntly, are all those who have a relationship with Christ saved or only those of the Mormon faith?

    Also, what is your perspective on Romans 10:9,  which seems to clearly outline the true path to salvation vs. your belief in the need for water baptism?  Do you believe that John 3:5 is a clear command that we are to be baptized by water to inherit the Kingdom?   As a Christian in leadership, I have been asked this question many times.  I myself am baptized and have always believed baptism to be symbolic of being crucified with Christ and resurrected as a new creature (2 Cor 5:17); thereafter, having now received the responsibility of renewing our minds through the scripture, the guidance of the Holy Spirit and intimate fellowship with The Lord Jesus Christ.

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  • Temple

    I have a friend who was raised Mormon. He told me he was all set to marry a young lady in a temple wedding when he was told that he would have to allow the Bishop or whatever you call your preists to have sex wit his virginal bride before he did. He said there is a bed in the temple for just that purpose. Is this true?

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  • No Man Shall Add to or Take Away

    I believe in the Holy Bible. The reason I could never believe the book of Mormon is because in Revelation 22:18-19 it warns us…

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