The only proper religion for mankind is humanity itself, for it is from this humanity
that God first evolved.
Basic Beliefs #1
Thus in the man and in the woman is there together found the seedling of God’s beginning,
for have you not heard among yourselves already, how that God was once a man, even
…and there came in Heaven a stillness, for the hosts of Heaven in silence stood,
and in the stillness was there heard a song. For, behold, the soul of the great God
did sing, that he might woo unto himself even every man and every woman, if it so
be that they should hear the song and give heed. For God is not willing that even
one should be lost.
For you, yourself, are still a warrior who fights against the darkness, having as
your only standard the peace which comes from God, being yourself most firmly guarded
by faith and hope and trust, having as your only weapons the expression of your joy
and the fellowship of many others, holding up before the world this Song which Heaven
Be you then as one who shines, as one who walks with God, speaking gently with joyful
humor to lift the hearts of all; walking calmly through the storms which fiercely
rage about, seeing beyond the things which are to reveal the face of God.
Let go within such little fears as do most weigh you down, but choose instead the
peace of God and strength will inward rise; let flow the river of joy and hope, let
faith within you grow, and prove yourself that child of God which others would seek
7th Endowment 6:32-34
Do you yearn for great abundance, of treasures worth the having; of friends and families
drawn together within the fold of God; each one filled with simple treasures, like
pearls upon a string, brightly glowing pearls of love which make you want to sing?
Let us then, both you and I, reason well what we shall do; for even as you would
enrich the living of your life, even so would many others prove likewise benefited;
for you are not alone in the living of your life, becoming yourself an influence
which touches the lives of others.
For no one is alone, though they themselves might think so, becoming themselves the
very nexus at which other lives do meet, mingling here and going there, rushing to
and fro, becoming themselves through daily living a part of someone’s life.
Thus in making bright the life you live, even then shall the light touch those who
move about you to fill them up with wonder, causing that they should see in you a
life of greater purpose than they have ever known, causing that they should desire
it for themselves.