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

  • Respect/Doctrine

    Although I respect your integrity, your doctrine is still based on original Mormonism and FLDS beliefs.  JS also married under age girls, and other men’s wives. The biggest clue you have that the Mormon church was was started by a false prophet is The Book of Abraham. There are many others. I hope and pray you will search for truth.
    Don’t ever let anyone tell you the Bible is wrong.
    Listen to Dr James White debates as he is a wonderful theologian and your eyes will be opened if you ask God to lead you to truth. Also 2 other great places Joseph Smith lied. Com and Adams Road ministries. He is a wonderful musician who is a former missionary.
    Blessings,
    Feleisa

    Dear Feleisa,
     
    Thank you for your kind remarks and for your interest in my salvation.
     
    I am so sorry you have been persuaded by those, who for some reason, would attack our faith.  It is a curiosity to me, why there are those dedicated to discrediting The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  I can, however,  see that this sort of attack is not only taking place in our time, but was even more bitter in the days when Jesus, in spite of his being the very Son of God, was belittled and murdered along with every one of his ancient apostles except John, who was, as you surely know, was banished to the Isle of Patmos.
     
    It is so interesting that some people are attempting to “straighten me out” as it relates to “My Beliefs” with statements that are based on false information and/or misunderstandings that are being bounced around on the internet and elsewhere as if they were the truth.  Huge assumptions are made based on all of this misleading information. I really think that those who read this false information should really be careful about believing those things that are based on hearsay and misunderstandings.
     
    Just so you know, I have been a student of the scriptures and am given to sincere prayer for inspired understanding ever since I was a teenager.  I have thus gained a deep spiritual personal conviction that the true gospel, priesthood authority and Church organization that was established by Jesus during his ministry, was lost from the earth in a great “falling away” as Paul predicted would happen before Christ would return:
     
    1  NOW we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
    2  That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
    3  Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;  
    (2 Thessalonians 2:1 – 3)
     
    I have come to know that the true gospel, priesthood authority and Church organization has been restored to the earth in these latter days from heaven through a prophet of God as promised by Peter relating also to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ…
     
    21  Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.  (Acts 3:21)
     
    Joseph Smith, was the prophet of the “restoration” and if anyone will open their spiritual minds to seeking God’s will on the matter, they will know, as I know, that Joseph was a true prophet, and like prophets of old, he was attack and finally killed and is even now being attacked because he was doing what the Lord told him to do.  By the way, his “sealings” to other men’s wives was a sacred ordinance but was not marriage as people understand it today, who just assume he committed adultery, which he did not!  Under age girls, is a modern term which was not in practice one hundred and fifty years ago when girls married young.  The fact that he was instructed by the Lord to restore the practice of plural marriage for a brief period in the beginnings of the restored Church, is certainly beyond the understanding of those who would attack and disparage a man who suffered so much, yet did so much under the direction of the Lord himself .
     
    Frankly, I really do not see other faith’s under so much attack certainly not by us especially considering our stated belief: 
     
    11  We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may.  (Pearl of Great Price | Articles of Faith 1:11)
     
    Our missionaries, my own sons included, of course, are seeking to find those who are seeking the true gospel, but are not trained to attack another’s faith.  I would be privileged to share with you more about the restored gospel, if you are interested.
     
    Let me know,
     
    Donny Osmond