Saturday, October 15, 2011

I Will Shew Thee My Faith By My Works

With the great deal of recent news concerning the LDS Church and it's members, our doctrines and beliefs have been subject to scrutiny and condemnation by other professed Christians. A recurring theme has been the idea that Mormons are not Christians; this because of our lack of belief in a Trinitarian Godhead and our supposed lack of reliance on the Savior's mercy and grace.

"If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you." John 15:19

While I am not aiming for the love and acceptance of the world, I do not want these false claims deterring others from discovering the truth. Instead of adding my voice to the many that have declared that "Mormons are indeed Christians!" I've decided that following the scriptural counsel given in James 2:18 is the most honest and sincere path towards acceptance. "I will shew thee my faith by my works."

I believe a Christian is one who believes in and follows the teachings of Jesus Christ. Regarding my beliefs of the Son of God, I believe that Jesus Christ is my personal Savior and Redeemer. I believe that he has paid the price for my sins. I believe that his name is the only name given under heaven whereby man can achieve salvation. I believe that it will only be through walking with Him hand in hand that I will be able to return to live in Heaven.

However, words will not satisfy those who claim we are not Christians, so I will demonstrate that I am a Christian in the way I live my life. I will show all my faith by my works. I am a disciple, a follower of Jesus Christ. I will live his teachings as best as I can by showing love to God, and love to all mankind through my actions. And hopefully, my works will prove my faith in Jesus Christ.


  1. keep up the great work Elder Senior! The only thing we can do is live by the savior's teachings.

  2. "The proof is in the pudding" as the saying goes. In today's world there is so much noise that it becomes a diversion. Professional athletes promise championships and politicians promise change. This is nothing more than idle chatter, nothing more than entertainment for a short while. But in the end, Baptist's believe in baptism (a work) and disciples of Christ everywhere will evidence their faith in similar ways. Those who think we believe we are saved by works just don't know us very well.

    21 I say unto you that if ye should serve him who has created you from the beginning, and is preserving you from day to day, by lending you breath, that ye may live and move and do according to your own will, and even supporting you from one moment to another-I say, if ye should serve him with all your whole souls yet ye would be unprofitable servants. (Mosiah 2).

    I'm with you...I'll do my talking othe field.

  3. What great message. In thinking about faith and works. I truly believe anything great we attain in this life is through work. Once we invest ourselves in something it means more. With faith, as we
    WORK to develop faith there is a commitment and personal testimony that comes from working for it.
    26 "For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also." (James 2:26)


  4. 1 Nephi 6:5 "Wherefore, the things which are pleasing unto the world I do not write, but the things which are pleasing unto God and unto those who are not of the world."