Welcome! I am Samuel Young, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This website, previously a blog about my experiences as a missionary, is about my post-mission life. If you have questions about anything, feel free to ask me! You can send me a Facebook message or leave a comment. The things that I write or post here are my own views and are not authorized or official statements of the Church. Make it a wonderful day!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Some thoughts about God

Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ as
They appeared to Joseph Smith in the
First Vision
I thought I would share some of my beliefs about God that are really special to me. I know that God is our Heavenly Father and that He loves us so much, more than we can imagine. I know that Jesus Christ is His Only Begotten Son and that it is through Christ's Atonement that we can live with Heavenly Father again. I know that the Holy Ghost works in perfect unity with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ to teach me truth, comfort me when I am feeling down, and warn me of ways I need to improve myself.

Through sincere prayer and through reading the Bible and Book of Mormon, I have come to know that Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost are three separate Beings that are one in purpose. That purpose is to help us be saved and return to live with Heavenly Father as part of His family forever. These three Members of the Godhead work in such perfect unity that the scriptures sometimes describe them as "one God." I know that I can have a personal relationship with each of Them.

I know that God's purpose is to help us achieve "immortality and eternal life" (Moses 1:39). I am a child of Heavenly Father and thus I have the potential to become like Him. I know that He has placed us in families to learn and practice the gospel of Jesus Christ. I know these things are true, but more importantly, you can know for yourself that they are true. I promise in the name of the Lord that if you sincerely read the Book of Mormon, ponder its teachings and pray to know it is true, you will receive a spiritual answer from our Father in Heaven. You will know for sure.