There is the gospel, and there is the church. The gospel is perfect, because it is the Word of God, a plan of salvation established and approved long before we came to this earth. What of the church? Sometimes it seems to compare poorly, and in frustration we ask, why is that?
The majority of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints live in branches or wards. The ward family and the ward organization play major roles in our lives. In the various meetings ordained and organized for us, the gospel is taught — those eternal principles of truth which enable us to learn, to take sacred covenants, to serve and to grow.
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