Thursday, 25 August 2016

Official Church Statement: Extraterrestrial Life

As the leader of the church I am constantly sent emails and Facebook messages about varies issues and topics and one topic that comes up time and time again these days is the issue of extraterrestrial life and life on other planets. The question keeps getting asked of us "Do you believe" "Do you think there are Aliens and life on other planets" Well that is a very interesting question and one that keeps cropping up time and time again and a question that seems to be important to a lot of you out there so I thought that I would take the time and give you all on official answer.
The Latter Day Church of Jesus Christ believes in life on other planets we believe in extraterrestrial life and we believe that God has created other worlds and has peopled them. We believe that some have passed away and some are in existence today. We make this bold stance because we have been told so by God himself. In a revelation given to the prophet Joseph Smith in June of 1830 which is now at the beginning of the inspired version of the Bible states in verses 21through to 24 this is what it says concerning life on this earth and others.
21 And the Lord God said unto Moses, For mine own purpose have I made these things. Here is wisdom, and it remaineth in me. And by the word of my power have I created them, which is mine Only Begotten Son, who is full of grace and truth. And worlds without number have I created, and I also created them for mine own purpose; and by the Son I created them, which is mine Only Begotten. And the first man of all men have I called Adam, which is many. But only an account of this earth, and the inhabitants thereof, give I unto you; for behold there are many worlds which have passed away by the word of my power; and there are many also which now stand, and numberless are they unto man; but all things are numbered unto me; for they are mine, and I know them.
22 And it came to pass, that Moses spake unto the Lord, saying, Be merciful unto thy servant, O God, and tell me concerning this earth, and the inhabitants thereof; and also the heavens, and then thy servant will be content.
23 And the Lord God spake unto Moses, saying, The heavens, they are many and they can not be numbered unto man, but they are numbered unto me, for they are mine; and as one earth shall pass away, and the heavens thereof, even so shall another come; and there is no end to my works, neither to my words; for this is my work and my glory, to bring to pass the immortality, and eternal life of man.
24 And now, Moses, my son, I will speak unto you concerning this earth upon which thou standest; and thou shalt write the things which I shall speak. And in a day when the children of men shall esteem my words as naught, and take many of them from the book which thou shalt write, behold I will raise up another like unto thee, and they shall be had again among the children of men, among even as many as shall believe.
So you see God has made it very clear that there have been other worlds that have passed away and some that are now standing, and they all have life on them but he was only going to instruct Moses on the life on this planet. As the prophet and leader of The Latter day Church of Jesus Christ I will not stand back and give a politicians answer but rather I will state what the Lord has stated, yes we do believe in life on other worlds and we do believe that they are out there and they have a loving God and they have a creator who has placed them as he placed us on a planet fit for them to live and thrive and grow. So we are not alone and there is no need to think otherwise because we have Gods word that tells us so. So if you believe as we do then you have a home with us, we will not ridicule you but fine you the answers that you have been missing and those answers are found with God.
Matthew P . Gill
Prophet & First Elder
The Latter Day Church of Jesus Christ

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Official Church Statement: The Book of Mormon

With the following words spoken by Elder Russell M. Nelson on 6 July 2016 “There are some things the Book of Mormon is not,” President Nelson said. “It is not a textbook of history, although some history is found within its pages. It is not a definitive work on ancient American agriculture or politics. It is not a record of all former inhabitants of the Western Hemisphere, but only of particular groups of people.” The LDS church has now taken a position of distancing itself from the validity of the book of Mormon in a way which many other restoration faiths have done.
It is the firm belief of The Latter Day Church of Jesus Christ that although we may not understand all of the ways in which the book of Mormon was translated, it is however true. We stand by the book of Mormon and proudly proclaim it is true. We stand by this belief know matter how hard it may be for us to say such things. While all around us the Mormon and restoration world is shrinking from its belief in the book of Mormon and he Prophet Joseph Smith and the way in which the Book of Mormon was brought forth and therefore its worth as a true historical and religious document we at The Latter Day Church of Jesus Christ stand firm in our conviction that it is true and it is a real historical document of a part of the Heartlands of the North American Continent and that it speaks of three different people groups who travelled to the North American continent.
We stand firm in our conviction that Joseph Smith is and was a prophet of God, no matter his faults and short comings and through him the book of Mormon was translated and came to us today. The Latter Day Church of Jesus Christ continues the work left by the early church and our prophet brother Joseph, we build on the foundation he laid which includes the book of Mormon and we stand by its truth and validity.
Matthew P. Gill
Prophet & First Elder

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