I am your new guide on lds.about.com. You can visit my bio for all my personal details, but I will tell you I have been LDS for seven generations!
So, with a new beginning, I thought we would start with the basics, although I will be building on material provided by past guides.
We share many beliefs with other faiths, but some make us unusual. I point out which ones these are in my explanation.
If you want to go a bit further, you can explore why a modern restoration of Jesus Christ's original church was necessary, instead of just a reformation.
If I could have one wish it would be for people to ask us what we believe. Others may not intend to spread misinformation about the LDS faith, but they often seem to.
Occasionally, others tell me what I believe. Sometimes this includes beliefs I have never heard of.
Based on these experiences, I resolved to rely on other faiths in forming my opinions. I ask Catholics what Catholics believe. I ask Baptists what Baptists believe. I ask Hindus what Hindus believe, etc. After all, they are the best authority on what they believe.
What experience have you had with people misunderstanding your beliefs? What did you do to correct them? What did you wish you had done?
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