Thursday, July 24, 2008
Mormon Testimonies of Jesus Christ and His Gospel
Mormon Conversion Stories
Soon there will be a provision for submitting testimonies and conversion stories, but for now you may do so using my contact form which is located here: [CONTACT]. Please include your name, email and contact information in case I have questions and so I can request your review of how I post the information you provide.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Advocate – 1 John 2:1
Lamb of God – John 1:29
The Resurrection and the Life – John 11:25
Shepherd and Bishop of Souls – 1 Peter 2:25
Judge – Acts 10:42
Lord of Lords – 1 Timothy 6:15
Man of Sorrows – Isaiah 53:3
Head of the Church – Ephesians 5:23
Master – Matthew 8:19
Faithful and True Witness – Revelation 3:14
Rock – 1 Corinthians 10:4
High Priest – Hebrews 6:20
The Door – John 10:9
Living Water – John 4:10
Bread of Life – John 6:35
Rose of Sharon – Song of Solomon 2:1
Alpha and Omega – Revelation 22:13
True Vine – John 15:1
Messiah – Daniel 9:25
Teacher – John 3:2Counselor – Isaiah 9:6
Holy One – Mark 1:24
Mediator – 1 Timothy 2:5
The Beloved – Ephesians 1:6
Branch – Isaiah 11:1
Carpenter – Mark 6:3
Good Shepherd – John 10:11
Light of the World – John 8:12
Image of the Invisible God – Colossians 1:15
The Word – John 1:1
Chief Cornerstone – Ephesians 2:20
Wonderful – Isaiah 9:6
Savior – John 4:42
Servant – Matthew 12:18
Author and Finisher of our Faith – Hebrews 12:2
The Almighty – Revelation 1:8
Everlasting Father – Isaiah 9:6
Lion of the Tribe of Judah – Revelation 5:5
I Am – John 8:58
King of Kings – 1 Timothy 6:15
Prince of Peace – Isaiah 9:6
Bridegroom – Matthew 9:15
The Firstborn – Colossians 1:15
Only Begotten Son – John 3:16
The Mighty God – Isaiah 9:6Immanuel – Matthew 1:23
Son of Man – Matthew 20:28
Dayspring – Luke 1:78
The Amen – Revelation 3:14
King of the Jews – Mark 15:26
Prophet – Matthew 21:11
Redeemer – Job 19:25
Anchor – Hebrews 6:19
Bright Morning Star – Revelation 22:16
The Way, the Truth and the Life – John 14:6
The Son of God - John 3:18
The Son - John 3:36
King of Israel - John 1:49The Most High Over All the Earth - Psalm 83:18
The First - Isaiah 44:6
The Last - Isaiah 44:6
God Almighty - Exodus 6:3
The God of Heaven - Jonah 1:9
God of the Whole Earth - Isaiah 54:5
The Mighty One of Jacob - Isaiah 60:16The Beginning and the End - Revelation 21:6
Jehovah - Psalm 83:18
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Here's some examples of Mormons in the News...
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Church Seeks to Address Public Confusion Over Texas Polygamy Group
Additionally, the church has provided information regarding the Mormon Church in Texas so individuals seeking to know what Mormons are really like can have the chance to see for themselves directly from members of the Mormon Church. Here's an example:
More information is available here... LDS.com Newsroom
Sunday, June 22, 2008
The Articles of Faith of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ
- Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins
- Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost
An important Mormon belief that is expressed in the Articles of Faith is that Mormon's believe in Modern Revelation. In other words, not only do we believe that God has revealed things to mankind, but we also believe that he is revealing and will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the Kingdom of God.
Mormons believe that the Bible is the word of God as far as it is translated correctly, and a distinguishing belief is that Mormon's also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God - as a companion scripture to the Bible. Much more will be shared on this topic in future posts.
To see all 13 Articles of Faith, please visit The Articles of Faith of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Additional information about Mormon Beliefs can also be found at Mormon.org...
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Bob Hilke Jr. Conversion to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
I hope you enjoy reading about my experience searching, learning about and joining the LDS Church.
"There is perhaps no other time in its history when the Church has received more attention from the news media and on the Internet than it does right now. Obviously, that is being driven by the fact that one of our faith, Mitt Romney, is seeking the office of President of the United States. It’s as if a national conversation is going on about the Church. The Church, of course, is politically neutral. We do not get involved in politics. Still, because of this attention Public Affairs is making a concerted effort to define the message of the Restoration rather than letting others define our beliefs for us.
"That word conversation is important. There are conversations going on about the Church constantly. Those conversations will continue whether or not we choose to participate in them. But we cannot stand on the sidelines while others, including our critics, attempt to define what the Church teaches. While some conversations have audiences in the thousands or even millions, most are much, much smaller. But all conversations have an impact on those who participate in them. Perceptions of the Church are established one conversation at a time.
"The challenge is that there are too many people participating in conversation about the Church for our Church personnel to converse with and respond to individually. We cannot answer every question, satisfy every inquiry, and respond to every inaccuracy that exists. As I said at General Conference in October, we need to remember that there is a difference between interest and curiosity. Sometimes people just want to know what the Church is. And some who seek answers want them to come directly from a member of the Church, like each one of you. They appreciate one-on-one conversations.
The purpose of this blog is to participate in the "Conversation" Elder Ballard referred to, and to help individuals seeking information about the Mormon Church to find the information they seek.
- Sacrament Meeting - This is where the members of our Church partake of bread and water in remembrance of Jesus Christ's atoning sacrifice. We partake of the Sacrament weekly. Also, during this meeting members of the church may be asked to speak on gospel topics or share their testimony about the Savior and the Gospel wich is our Heavenly Father's Plan of Happiness.
- Sunday School - In the Mormon Church, everyone attends Sunday School where we are instructed in numerous Gospel topics.
- Priesthood, Relief Society, Youth and Primary Children - Men, Women, Young Men, ♦ and Children meet in these respective groups for instruction pertaining to each group. Future blog entries will expound on each of these groups.
One thing you can count on... Wherever you are in the world, you will always be welcome to attend Church at one of the Mormon Church meetinghouses.
Saturday, June 7, 2008
The Living Christ: The Testimony of the Apostles
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Monday, June 2, 2008
Here's some lesson topic ideas provided at our church website:
Ideas for how to get started, and how to make your Family Home Evenings successful can be found at this web page:
Helps for Family Home Evening
When we are faithful at having Family Home Evening consistently every week, things just seem to go better for our family. I encourage all to try this wonderful idea.
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Objective #1 is to provide a venue for people who are searching to learn information about the Mormon Church from an actual member of the the Mormon Church as opposed to learning about the Mormon Church directly from the official Church itself (a good idea but perhaps a bit intimidating or impractical) or from some other church or from some other organization which is less qualified to explain the beliefs, doctrines and practices of the Mormon religion.
Objective #2 is to contribute a voice of Testimony regarding the principles and doctrines of the Mormon Church to help proclaim to the world the truthfulness and significance of something very special that many people have not yet had the opportunity to hear about.
Objective #3 is provide an opportunity for seekers of truth to learn somewhat regarding the lifestyle of a Mormon Family.
The scope of the religion and Church represented in Mormon Blog is that of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is my religion. It is I, Bob Hilke Jr., who speak for this blog. This blog, therefore, is not an official blog of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Rather it is simply the words of one if the members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
I hope you find the information contained here helpful to you.
| Genesis (Gen.)|
1 Samuel (1 Sam.)
2 Samuel (2 Sam.)
1 Kings (1 Kgs.)
2 Kings (2 Kgs.)
1 Chronicles (1 Chr.)
2 Chronicles (2 Chr.)
| Ecclesiastes (Eccl.)|
The Song of Solomon (Song.)
Seminary Old Testament Scripture Mastery
The following article describes how our Church leaders encourage our Seminary Students to Stand True and Faithful in a world full of distractions:
Stand True and Faithfull
What a great blessing it is to find a religion which instructs its young men and young women in the scriptures to equip them with faith, knowledge, virtue and testimony to be able to stand true and faithful as they prepare to stand on their own in this very important time of their life.