Hi, Welcome to Moroni's Latter-Day Saint page. This page is dedicated to the beliefs, history, and doctrines of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (The Mormons, LDS, Latter-day saints, etc)- my religion by choice and testimony. My name is Kelly, but back when people used to use nicknames on the internet I went by
This page is intended to better inform people about the beliefs of the restored church of Jesus Christ. The following are articles and essays that I hope will be very informative and inspiring to the reader. Each should establish and reinforce to the reader my testimony that Jesus is The Christ, that Joseph Smith was His prophet, and that Thomas S. Monson is the Prophet that holds all the keys to Christ's Priesthood on earth today.
If you have any questions or comments after reading my page, please feel free to email me directly.
Please read them and enjoy.
Interior Before and After Pictures of the remodeled Ogden Temple
101 Reasons to Believe Joseph Smith 101 reasons that show why I believe Joseph Smith was a true prophet. Reasons include experiences, testimonies, events, prophecies and archaeology.
Testimonies of Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ: His Words to you
"Behold, verily verily, I say unto you;
I am the way, the truth, and and life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me..."
Jesus and His Modern Prophets,
in the House of the Lord
Jesus with all the prophets in the Celestial Room of the Salt Lake Temple, along with quotes from each prophet about The Savior. "To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins..."
The Living Christ: The Testimony of the Apostles
"As we commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ two millennia ago, we offer our testimony of the reality of His matchless life and the infinite virtue of His great atoning sacrifice. None other has had so profound an influence upon all who have lived and will yet live upon the earth...."
LDS Temple Interior Tour
A pictorial walk-through inside of the historic Salt Lake Temple, along with pictures and videos of the rooms in other temples.
Trivial Mormon Trivia
Quick "gee wiz" facts about the LDS church and its history, i.e. "Joseph and Emma Smith had 12 children, but only 6 lived past infancy. 2 were adopted, and the last son was born 5 months after Joseph's death."
The Symbols On The Salt Lake Temple Walls
There are several symbols, motifs and emblems carved on the outer walls of the Salt Lake Temple. Learn what these symbols mean and how they pertain to Jesus Christ, The Priesthood and LDS beliefs about salvation and exaltation.
What Power Shall Stay The Heavens?
"...To illustrate this point I have put together a chart that lists prominent anti-Mormon publications and events compared to church membership growth. It's funny to note that the busier church critics are the more the church grows."
Answers to "Questions to ask a Christian Theist"
"...If the Bible is God's Word, what parts of the Bible were written directly by God? In what language did he write in?...
What race was Jesus?...What was God doing before he created the earth?..."
Church History and Beliefs
The First Vision: An Analysis
"...the most hotly debated topics in all of Christendom. Did God the Father and Jesus Christ appear to him? Here is Joseph Smith's own account of what happened in that grove..."
Some of My Favorite Histories about Latter Day Saints and Their Leaders
Historical accounts of the church members and leadership that I enjoy and feel like sharing. Including stories and prophecies of Joseph Smith, miracles experienced by members and other interesting stories.
The Wentworth Letter
"My father was a farmer and taught me the art of husbandry. When about fourteen years of age, I began to reflect upon the importance of being prepared for a future state, and upon inquiring the Plan of Salvation,..."
The Articles of Faith
"We believe in God the Eternal Father, and in his son Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost...We believe that through the Atonement of Christ all mankind may be saved by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel..."
Signs of the Second Coming
The list is divided into three groups: Has happened; Are happening; and Will happen.
"Steve and his wife, Joan, continued to drive around the city streets, tension building between the two of them. "I told you we should have stopped to ask directions a long time ago," Joan said, not attempting to conceal her growing frustration. "We're lost, aren't we?"..."
Worth It's Salt
"...As he added the ingredients, he realized that he didn't have any salt. He looked all around the kitchen but there was no salt to be found..."
Pinocchio and the Holy Ghost
"...Geppetto decided to let Pinocchio go out into the world, but he knew that there were a lot of influences that would try and get Pinocchio to make wrong choices... He knew that Pinocchio would need a guide to help him make good choices..."
"...Minutes passed. No one spoke. From the back of the room came, "Who cares about that painting? It's just a picture of his son. Let's forget it and go on to the good stuff." More voices echoed in agreement. "No, we have to sell this one first," replied the auctioneer..."
"...And then without being told, I knew exactly where I was. This lifeless room with its small files was a crude catalog system for my life. Here were written the actions of my every moment, big and small, in a detail my memory couldn't match..."
"...After some years had gone buy, the sons returned home to their father. The father asked the boys to see the shirts he had given them..."
Links to Official Church and other LDS sites.
Links to official LDS Church sites and resources, along with some quality member sites.
My News Articles
News articles I wrote for the religion section of a local newspaper, including: "LDS Church Security"; "1906 General Conference"; and "Premarital Sex vs. Religious Beliefs".
LDS Graphics Page
Pictures of church leaders and scriptural events.
Homefront Commercials My daughter is in the "PHONE CALL" commercial.
Apostles & Prophets
The Prophets First & Last General Conference Talks
Inaugural and final General Conference addresses given by The LDS Church Presidents.
"There is a growing concept among men of the world that religion is something reserved for the Sabbath day, or for the hour spent in places of worship or in prayer..." Comments by Howard W. Hunter
Collection of Gordon B. Hinckley's
Memorable General Conference Talks
Poignant talks including personal moments from his life as well as significant events and milestones in church and world history.
Houses of the Prophets
Pictures of homes the prophet's lived in from the time they were called as Apostles through their Presidencies.
Graves of the Prophets
Pictures of each prophet's headstone and their testimony of The Resurrection. "...the assurance is given by the Holy Ghost, bearing witness to those who obey Him, that Christ Himself has assuredly risen from the dead..." -- Joseph Smith Jr.
In Memory: President Gordon B. Hinckley
"President Hinckley was known, even at the age of 97, as a tireless leader who always put in a full day at the office and traveled extensively around the world to mix with Church members, now numbering more than 13 million in 160 nations."
In Memory: President James E. Faust
"President Faust was born 31 July 1920, in Delta, Utah. He participated as a member of the University of Utah track team in 1938 and ran the quarter-mile and mile relay."
President James E. Faust Final Conference Talk
"If we can find forgiveness in our hearts for those who have caused us hurt and injury, we will rise to a higher level of self-esteem and well-being..."
Apostles of this Dispensation
Complete chronological list of all the modern day apostles and prophets.
Bible and Book of Mormon Features
Bible References to LDS Beliefs
Topics include The Book of Mormon, Priesthood, Baptism, Tithing and The Godhead and more. Each topic includes an overview of the specific doctrine, the full bible verse text and a summary.
Missing Books of the Bible
18 books mentioned within the Bible texts that aren't found in the current Old or New Testament.
People That Saw the Gold Plates of the Book of Mormon!
"Father, mother, you do not know how happy I am; the Lord has now caused the plates to be shown to three more besides myself. They have seen an angel, who has testified to them, and they will have to bear witness to the truth of what I have said, for now they know for themselves that I do not go about to deceive the people, ... and it rejoices my soul that I am not any longer to be entirely alone in the world."--Joseph Smith Jr. 1829
Book of Mormon Challenge
"...Because the book complies with everyone of the following conditions, and in order for you to produce a similar record, you must comply with the same conditions..."
Logical Arguments of the
Book of Mormon
"...demonstration for believers to show how much of an impact the existence and validity of The Book of Mormon has on religion and the existence of God..."
Reflections of Sami Hanna
Factual or Fictional, this account shows the unique grammatical and linguistic characteristics of the Book of Mormon that a teenage farm boy would not have been able to produce."
Ancient Book of Gold Plates on Display
"It contains six bound sheets of 24 carat gold,..."
The Smithsonian's "The Lehi Stone"
"...Notice the prominence of the tree, the father on the lower left offering fruit to his son, the river along the path. All prominent in the 1 Nephi 8 account."
"Mindblowing Pictures" of Pre-Columbian Judeo-Christian artifacts
Why I Love Being LDS
"...I love being LDS because it was the first denomination to include "Jesus Christ" in the name of the church. I love that I can refer to myself as a Latter-day Saint, instead of just the generic “Christian”. I’m not ashamed and don’t want to hide my denomination..."
The LD$ Church vs. The LDS Church
Does the Mormon Church Really Only Care About Money? Read more to find out.
Dr Kimberli Ridgeway "Peace Meditations and Talk" webcast
I was interviewed for 2 hours about Joseph Smith, The Gold Plates, Missing Books of the Bible, and evidence of PreColumbian Christianity.
15 Things I Wish The Media Would Get Right About Mormons and The LDS Church (But Often Don't)
15 facts and issues that I think are frequently misreported about the LDS Church.
Why Protestants Agree With Mormons (but don't realize it)"...Ironically, they believe in some of these same beliefs but didn't know it because they hadn't looked at them from a different perspective. Here are some examples..."
Why I Choose To Be Mormon Instead of Protestant or Catholic "...This explanation will cover six topics: Apostasy, Restoration, Priesthood, Revelation, Nature of God, and Joseph Smith..."
7 Ways to Share the Gospel
Without Being Obtrusive
Read about how to share the gospel within your circle of influence without being annoying, a nuisance, or driving people crazy.
Salvation and Modern Prophets
"Can I just believe and accept Jesus Christ, but not accept the Book of Mormon, Doctrine & Covenants, LDS Prophets and the Temple and still be saved and still inherit the kingdom of God?..."
My Challenge to Everyone
"...Notice it says "anyone". It doesn't single out believers, saints, Christians, Catholics, Protestants or Latter Day Saints."
How Do We Know What God Wants?
"Second, lets say a god does exist, and it just hasn't made it's presence or will known..."
"...The church in Italy was at it's beginnings, and the Lord was helping each one of us in unbelievable ways."
General Authority Gene R. Cook meets Mick Jagger
"And he said, "My name is Mick Jagger." Not realizing who he was I said, "Well, I'm glad to meet you, Mick." And then he said, "I said my name is Mick Jagger." I said, "I heard you, Mick."..."
Cookies in Heaven
"Does God really want us to be happy? I'm going to answer this question by breaking it down into three parts: 1. Why is there so much sadness in the world, is God trying to punish us? 2. Does God really want us to be happy? And 3. What do we have to be happy about?"
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