Welcome to our studio, a studio home to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and to our fellow followers of Christ from other faiths.
What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?
In 1820, a boy named Joseph Smith Jr. had a simple question - "What church should I join?"
After reading James 1:5 in the Bible, he decided that he needed to ask God in prayer. After praying, he experienced an incredible vision. He saw God the Father, and His Son, Jesus Christ.
They told Joseph that all of the churches on earth had truth, but none were the same Church Christ had established while on the Earth.
As Joseph grew into adulthood, angels appeared to him and others. He was called as a prophet, and was instructed how to organize Christ's true church.
He was also led to translate an account of Jesus Christ visiting the Americas, called the Book of Mormon. This book restored many truths that had been lost from the Bible, and together with that book, testified boldly of Jesus Christ as our Savior.
On April 6th, 1830, in a small log cabin, Joseph Smith Jr. and several others organized Christ's Church once again.
Now, in 2021, we are a worldwide Church of more than 16 million members, committed to family values, serving others, and inviting all to "come unto Christ, and be perfected in him."
(-Moroni 10:32, last page of the Book of Mormon)
We invite all people everywhere to read the Book of Mormon, think deeply about the message it contains, and then "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."
President Nelson said this conference that the Restoration is ongoing and that we are invited to help gather Israel.
And there is even more to learn about our church. So if you're curious, all you have to do is ask what's on your mind.
If you're a Latter-day Saint, let us know and we'll make sure to add you to the studio as a curator. If you know anyone on scratch who is a member of the church, make sure to tell us to invite them.
If you are not a Latter-day Saint, and you have questions about what we believe, feel free to ask either in the comments here or on one of our profiles :)
Also available is the official site for those learning about the Church:
[What is the Church of Jesus Christ community?]
> A place to learn about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints if you are not a member of our faith.
> A place to talk: Ever need a safe environment to just let it all out, talk to friends, or just chat with others? Well you'll find it here.
> Values: Connect with people who share your same beliefs and values. Feel free to talk to anyone in this studio :)
> Staff: The staff in this studio are happy to talk. If you ever want to talk to them directly, just post a comment on their profiles, like mine, @-Ekmand-
@Awesome-Astronaut (Returned Missionary)
> As with any place where religious discussion takes place, please be respectful of other people's beliefs. As Latter-day Saints, we are committed to being friendly to everyone, regardless of background. We encourage the same of those not of our faith.
>While controversial topics may arise when discussing religious things, and that may be unintentional, it is encouraged to avoid inherently controversial topics, such as politics. We want to keep a positive, inclusive atmosphere here.
> In line with counsel from the leaders of the Church, we encourage you to use the correct names for the Church, avoiding incorrect terms like mormon, lds, church of the latter-day saints, etc.
> All projects added must relate to the Church. Those that do not we will kindly inform the user that they will be removed.
>We encourage scratchers not to advertise projects that are not Church related.
>Because this studio is open to those of other faiths, if you are from another faith, and you submit a project sharing some of your beliefs, we appreciate it if you specify your belief background, so as to avoid confusion.
>We advise Latter-day Saint members of the studio to be sure that the doctrine in their projects are correct. Projects people publish are not usually doctrine heavy, but be aware of this.
It is alright if you realize you accidentally made a mistake, just make sure that it is fixed.
Have a great day, and keep hold of the iron rod!