CBS News and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce report that 75% of employees steal from the workplace and Inc. Magazine reports that over 80% of job candidates lie on resumes and I’m here to report that 100% of the Mormons that I have hired have never had to write up even once which is why I love to hire mormons.
22 “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; 24 for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. 25 But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.” – James 1:22-25
We try at all costs to avoid eating out, grocery shopping, and all around treating Sunday like any other day. The family is the most important aspect for us and Sunday is a family day. It is a day for us to refresh from the week (Exodus 31:17)
These are more or less the baseline where most of the commandments come from. We follow them because they still apply today.
We follow this one because we know how important sex is in God’s plan. It’s used to bring children into the world and also express love for someone you are married to. We believe that sex should be between one man and one woman who are legally and lawfully married.
When used right it can bring a husband and wife closer together, however, when used wrong it can bring heartache, betrayal, and problems. I know that this is not a very popular commandment and most Christians choose to ignore this one. But as we only have sex with our spouse then we will be blessed.
We believe that our bodies are sacred , eg. why we follow law of chastity, but we also avoid certain drinks and activities as well. I don’t drink because of what alcohol does to your body, and how it can change how you think when you are drunk. But it comes down to the fact that we are commanded to avoid alcoholic drinks, coffee, tobacco products, and illegal drugs.
But on a side note everything that is created has a purpose, for example tobacco is used for bruises, alcohol is used to clean stuff and so on. (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)
We are taught from a young age to work with diligence, even though it may not go over so smoothly. We are taught not to be idle with our time and to be doing productive things. Set goals for ourselves and do what you can to reach them. Being self- reliant means using your strong points and using them to bless others. When we are just loafing around is when bad ideas come into our thoughts and that’s when trouble starts.
NOTABLE QUOTABLE – 23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” – Colossians 3:23-24
NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “27 Idle hands are the devil’s workshop; idle lips are his mouthpiece.[a] 28 An evil man sows strife; gossip separates the best of friends.” Proverbs 16:27-29
We don’t gamble because it wastes our money, can be addictive. It can break apart families and ruin lives. It is a false statement to believe that you can get something from nothing.
“We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul– We believe all things, we hope all things, and we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.” – Joseph Smith
NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “You shall not add to the word which I am commanding you, nor take away from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.” – Deuteronomy 4:2
The Other Mormons…Latter Day Church of Christ (Kingston clan) is founded by Charles W. Kingston who became disenchanted with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) in 1926 because of its abandonment of plural marriage. Kingston began preaching polygamy amongst fellow members of the LDS Church This eventually resulted in his excommunication from the LDS Church in 1929.