My Beliefs

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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

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…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

  • Jehovahs Witnesses

    Hi Donny 

    Thank you for allowing others to contribute to your page I’ve very much enjoyed reading some of the questions .
    One question that did confuse  me though was regarding the  Beliefs of Jehovahs Wittnesses 
    I have been a Jehovah s Wittness  for 30 years  and some of your information was not accurate .
    We Believe  and highly reguard  and Esteem Jesus Christ as our Savior and base our whole Dedication  and Baptism  on our knowledge of the Ransom Sacrifice that only by him we can approach our heavenly Father Jehovah  with a clean conscience.
    Because of this we have the greatest respect for our Savior Jesus Christ and that he is now Ruling from heaven .
    We definately  do not follow a Man or Men we are not a cult  We are a unified  organised people dedicated to accomplishing the preaching of The Good News of the coming Kingdom stated Mathew ch 6 verse 9.
    Our ministry is a way of life and a ongoing assignment untill the conclusion  of the system of things It is organised  in a unified way Worldwide  in every continent and in over 280 languages .
    Once you are dedicated and Baptised this is your assignment.
    Although there is no hourly requirement all the work is done on a voluntary basis .
    Our elders in the Congregations world wide are not paid.
    Our Governing Body is not paid.
    Our building and construction of Kingdom halls is non paid work 
    Our Wittnessing work is not paid 
    To Unify over 8million people worldwide to accomplish this work is an amazing thing .
    We all Meet together  twice a Week to study the Scriptures and each meeting is exactly the same format  in any Kingdom Hall worldwide .
    If you would like  to really see what Jehovahs  Wittnesses believe  please feel free to  look up  JW.org 
    We have nothing to hide just  we are just fellow workers .
    I have for  many years admired your family and wish you the best in all  things  
    Hope this  has clarified a few things for you 
    Much Warm Christian love to your Family
    Toni
    Thank you Toni, for a great job clarifying your faith.  I have always thought that the LDS and the JW faith are the only two that are even coming close to fulfilling the passage in Matthew 24:14:
     
    “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.”
     
    I think the comment about churches being led by men rather than by God, is simply based on the Biblical prescribed passages such as:
     
    7  Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.  (Old Testament | Amos 3:7)
     
    20  Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
    21  For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
    (New Testament | 2 Peter 1:20 – 21)
     
    11  And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
    12  For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
    13  Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
    14  That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
    15  But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:  (New Testament | Ephesians 4:11– 15)19  Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
    20  And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
    21  In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:

    (New Testament | Ephesians 2:19 – 21)

    11  But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.
    12  For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.  (New Testament | Galatians 1:11 – 12)

    I know of no other Church that even claims to be led by Christ through living apostles and prophets as does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  My reasoning, I think was, and honestly still is, that if a church is not led by prophets as the scriptures prescribe, they are then led by the interpretations and decisions of individuals, though many of them have honorable intentions, their interpretations cannot replace divine revelation given through prophets as has been the method of God’s communication to his children on Earth since the time of Adam.  There are, as I have been given to understand, thousands of different Christian church resulting from the different interpretations that have surfaced since the ancient apostles were all killed and John banished to Patmos.
     
    Let me know what you think about the need for prophets.
     
    Thanks,
     
    Donny Osmond