I have been thinking of reviewing this section in the Ensign while it lasts. I hope the Ensign continues this department. This review comes from the January 2010 issue, and I will try to catch up as the year goes on. I will mostly just cut and paste what I feel are key points and open it up for discussion if anyone is interested. This particular article addresses the topic I am preparing my presentation for so it particularly caught my attention. You can read this very short article by clicking the link above and then clicking on the ‘What we Believe’ bookmark on the side of this PDF file.
The article clearly states that God is the father of our spirits. It clearly states that the beings of the Godhead are distinct beings with distinct roles and are only one in purpose. It briefly gives the basic claim of the First Vision, and provides a testimony of the reality of Jesus Christ. The article then give an itemized list of beliefs regarding this topic which I will abbreviate here:
1 – We are created in God’s image.
2 – God is the Supreme Creator.
3 – God is our literal spiritual parent.
4 – God has a body of flesh and bones.
5 – Our Heavenly Father gave us the Plan of Salvation.
Those who know me and my recent interests would be able to predict that this article is right down my alley. This is the type of article that I would have thought was boring and unnecessary a few years ago – but no more. I would welcome your comments on this article or my simple review.