What is #DezNat?
This is not a manifesto, because #DezNat does not need one. To understand what we believe, please see all 13 Articles of Faith in the Pearl of Great Price
Deznat is not a movement, it is not political, racial, national, or sexual. It is simply a hashtag used by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who are unapologetic about our belief in the restored Gospel, Christ as our Savior, Joseph Smith as the prophet of the Restoration, and Russell M Nelson as God’s current prophet, seer, and revelator on the earth today.
We do not agitate for change within the Church but anxiously seek to submit our wills to that of the Lord — as revealed through His proper channels and authorities.
We do not worship at the altars of money, physical pleasure, diversity, or equality and recognize that — while these are admirable pursuits — if they replace the will of God, they quickly become false idols that lead to misery and unhappiness.
We believe in and support the The Family: A Proclamation to the World and recognize the family as the foundation of both earthly and celestial civilization.
We are not limited by a one-dimensional, overly simplistic view of a Christ who teaches that only unconditional acceptance is true love. We know that Christ was both the Jehovah of the Old Testament and the “meek and lowly lamb” of the New. When he returns we will see and know Him in all his power and glory.
We know that His love for all of God’s children is equal and that He is also no respecter of persons, ideologies, or philosophies.
Our leader is Jesus Christ and he instructs us through Russell M Nelson.
We meet every Sunday in meetinghouses across the world.
We preach the Gospel of Christ to every ear that will hear it — and leave it to them to either choose to embrace or reject it.
Those who use the hashtag will and do vary in our personalities, countries of origin, views of the world, family situations, goals, and ambitions — and we all gladly place any other desire or belief at the feet of the Lord.
While the questions, conditions, and problems of the world may be myriad, our response is simple — we follow the prophet.