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

  • Apostles and Prophets (continued)

    I found what you sent me very interesting. I will give it my full attion and much thought. being an evangelical  I find believing the book of mormon as most churchs dont use it, but i am neeting missionries 2 decuss things i dont understand.

    Hi Elaine,
     
    I am thrilled that you are meeting the missionaries.  Please be prayerful about all of this.  I have studied the Bible and the Book of Mormon my whole life and the Holy Spirit has confirmed to my soul that it is true.  I have recently learned that the archeologists have verified the authenticity of The Book of Mormon with the three cultures that it covers who migrated from the Mid-East to the ancient Americas.  Elaine, I have a pure conviction that it is true.  I did apply what Moroni, the last prophet who wrote in the book, and God does answer the prayers of those who are sincerely seeking the truth:
     
    3  Behold, I would exhort you that when ye shall read these things, if it be wisdom in God that ye should read them, that ye would remember how merciful the Lord hath been unto the children of men, from the creation of Adam even down until the time that ye shall receive these things, and ponder it in your hearts.
    4  And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost.
    5  And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things.
    (Book of Mormon | Moroni 10:3 – 5)3  Behold, I would exhort you that when ye shall read these things, if it be wisdom in God that ye should read them, that ye would remember how merciful the Lord hath been unto the children of men, from the creation of Adam even down until the time that ye shall receive these things, and ponder it in your hearts.
    4  And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost.
    5  And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things.
    (Book of Mormon | Moroni 10:3 – 5)
     
    I ask you: Why would our Heavenly Father communicate through prophets to those living in the ancients around the Holy Lands and not to those living in Ancient America.  The archeology dates three of the cultures described in the Book of Mormon.  The Book of Mormon describes when and how these people migrated here and when.  It is written in styles that relate to the writing styles found at comparable times in the Holy Land.  The unit of measurement by which the pyramids are built in America is the same as the middle east.  The Bible calls it a cubit and it is the same length as that use in Egyptian and Mayan Pyramids.  These are just a couple of things that have been discovered recently, certainly long after young Joseph was given the charge by the Angel Moroni and inspired by God to translate the ancient records of the Ancient Americas and publish it into The Book of Mormon.
     
    Please prayerfully read it and you will feel of its truth.
     
    Please keep us up to date and don’t hesitate to ask more questions.
     
    Best of wishes and prayers,
     
    Donny Osmond