What are the Commandments?

A List of Commandments and Councils of God by Nate Richardson

This is a list of things which God has asked us to do via his prophets in the Latter-days. If you doubt any of these, notify me and I’ll help get you the reference for them showing prophets who have asked these things of us. Though some of these may be considered mere ‘councils’ rather than ‘commandments’, we, like Jesus our leader, seek to ‘live by every word that proceedeth from the mouth of God’

-The ten commandments, including ‘6 days shalt thou work’

-The word of wisdom (don’t’s as well as do’s; no tobacco alcohol coffee tea, yes wheat fruit vegetables meat sparingly and exercise etc)

-the law of tithing (10% of your income give to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

-study the scriptures often (Elder Ballard says to do it thirty minutes each morning before you start your day)

-live the law of chastity (no sexual relations except between a man and wife lawfully married)

-follow the prophet (receive their council as from the mouth of the Lord Himself)

-pray often (to the Father in the name of Christ)

-the law of the fast including fast offerings

-young men to serve full time missions (if you question as to weather this is a commandment, see my post  “Missions: Commanded to Go”. I’ve compiled prophets quotes on how this is not up to debate.)

-service in the church

-monthly hometeach for men, visit teach for women.

-men receive the Priesthood

-women have children

-be baptized

-come unto Jesus Christ

-teach your children the gospel freely by age 8 (or the sins of the child are on the parents’ head)

-get endowment in the temple

-marry in the temple

-keep temple covenants

-redeem your ancestors via the temple

-men provide for your family

-women nurture your family

-have 1 year supply of food storage

-love God and your neighbor

-establish a house of order

-no dating until 16 years old

-dress modestly (see church guidelines)

-find people for the missionaries to teach

-rejoice

-lift up your head

-warn your neighbors about the gospel

-get a personal witness from the Holy Ghost that the gospel of Jesus Christ is true, that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is his true and living church on the earth today.

-sustain your local church leaders

-obey the law of the land

-partake of the sacrament (worthily) on sundays

-repent of all your sins

-don’t let secret combinations take charge of your nation

-stand up for the rights of your children and country

-follow the Holy Ghost’s promptings

-be still and behold the salvation of God

-be anxiously engaged in a good cause

-don’t run faster than you have strength (Elder Neil A Maxwell says this is a type of nervousness that disables us from giving our all)

-study foreign and local governments

-study geography, oceanography, and things over the earth

-study languages of foreign nations

-study all good science and learning

-give all you have to build up the Church and Kingdom of God on earth

-don’t judge others unrighteously

-pray for mercy

-turn the other cheek when others smite you

-when asked to go one mile go two

-when asked for something give it and more

-settle disputes amongst yourselves rather than taking things to court when possible (agree with thine enemy whilst thou art in the way with him)

-uphold the Constitution of the USA

-pay back those you have wronged

-don’t gossip or backbite

-elect political leaders whom are righteous men of God

-feed the hungry

-clothe the naked

-visit the lonely

-care for your parents when they grow old

-visit the imprissoned

-treat others with the same respect and charity that we would Christ

-always recognize your nothingness before God and your dependance on him and his hand in all things.

-confess your sins at church

-attend your church meetings faithfully

-magnify your calling (leave it better than you found it like the parable of the ten virgins)

-attend the temple often

-flee from Babylon

-build Zion

-seek to make your calling and election sure (Joseph Smith admonishes us to do that as well as Paul)

-have Family Home Evening once a week (usually Monday nights)

-avoid debt like the plague (TSM calls debt a demon)

-be civil in your dealings with others

-what you would have done to you, to do others

-don’t idol away your time

-learn the mysteries of the kingdom of God.

-confess major sins to your bishop, whom will help you be forgiven in the name of the Church seeing as he is a judge in Israel.

-men no earrings or other piercings

-women only one pair of earrings.

-no tatoes

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