The Church represents the kingdom of Jesus Christ as He established it here on earth; restored in glory for mankind with the same gifts, ordinances, structure and faith. The Church serves humbly as a forum through which God’s spirit can be shared with the world. It is a spiritual home for people across the globe and a conduit for God’s blessings and miracles.
Our mission is to teach the Gospel to all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; teaching them to observe all things commanded by Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19-20) and to draw Israel to Jesus Christ through an effort focused on the Native Americans of North and South
While we respect the freedom of choice as it applies to religious beliefs, we invite all who are seeking truth and sincerely interested in the simplicity of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, to explore our web site; who we are, and how, through Jesus Christ and His atoning sacrifice, all men and women might find eternal salvation.
May the Lord bless your heart and mind,
This article is another installment in Brother P's series, "Lessons From the Nursing Home."
I work in a nursing home, and much of my job consists of getting people out of bed and walking them around. One particular guy that I had to work with had post-polio syndrome, which affected his left arm and leg. He called himself "gimpy" because of the residual deficits he endured most of his life. And just before you start to feel bad for him, let me tell you, it gets much worse.
He reports that because of his gimpy-ness, he decided to cope with life by turning to drugs. (And let me just interject with an emphatic “Say NO to drugs! Don’t even start!”) The result of the drugs was a stroke that left his “good” right arm and right leg almost completely useless.
The chances of this guy ever walking again were quite slim, but he put Olympic-sized effort into walking again. After several months of working, buckets of sweat, many failures, and an unceasing, unwavering drive, he was able to traverse about 250 feet on a single walk.
Let's begin this topic with a little bit of trivia: We currently have approximately 3000 members of The Church of Jesus Christ living in the United States with no more than 500 living in any single state. Since all elections in the United States (including for President) are determined by voters within each individual state, what do you suppose is the likelihood that our church membership will affect the outcome of any of the national elections this year? If you answered virtually zero, you would be correct. Why do I point this out? For two reasons:
- You can trust that the purpose of this article is not to convince you to vote for any particular candidates on Election Day. Quite frankly, I have more valuable ways to spend my time than trying to affect the votes of a few hundred people in an election that will be decided by hundreds of thousands of votes.
- Just as I have no reason to try to influence members of the church as to how to vote, neither do any of you have any reason to try to do so. The upside is zero and the downside is exactly what the devil wants — broken relationships and division within the body of Christ. Social media makes it very easy to expound our views but hopefully, we can realize that such expounding (regardless of who we are supporting and how insightful we may think our comments are) is only hurting The Church of Jesus Christ.
So, who are you voting for this year? What criteria are you using to make your decision? For myself, I have to confess that I actually have a very simplistic way of deciding how to vote. It's based on scripture such as this: