"Those Crazy Mormons" is a blog series dedicated to answering common questions about Mormon beliefs, culture, and history. If you have further questions, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who is God?
We believe that God is our loving Heavenly Father and we are His children.
What does he look like?
He has a body of flesh and bone that is glorified and perfected. He weeps with us when we suffer and rejoices when we do right.
Does He want to communicate with us?
A resounding yes! we can communicate with Him through sincere prayer.
Why did he put us on earth?
To learn and grow so we can become perfect and glorified like He is and ultimately live like He does. We can show our love for Him through our choices and obedience to His commandments.
Though none of us will live a perfect life, He has provided us a way to be successful in this life so we can return to His presence as even better people than when we left. That way is through His son, Jesus Christ who atoned for our sins and weaknesses.
What is the Atonement?
The atonement was a two-part process, which includes His suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane as well as His suffering and death on the cross. Because Christ suffered for our sins, we don't have to IF we choose to repent and accept it.
Scriptures that help us determine the nature of God and Jesus Christ...
1 John 4:7-9
Book of Mormon
1 Nephi 17:36
2 Nephi 9:6
3 Nephi 12:48
3 Nephi 14:9-11
3 Nephi 27:13-22