: a person who believes in the teachings of Jesus Christ
Even Merriam-Webster gets it.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, also nicknamed the ‘Mormon Church’ has been attacked and persecuted since it was founded in 1830. Because its founder Joseph Smith claimed revelation from God the Father and Jesus Christ, he was imprisoned multiple times and eventually murdered for his beliefs.
The prejudice and hatred continued. State after state pushed followers out of their territory, one government official even led an extermination order against Mormons as if they were rodents.
The saints fled West to find religious freedom and a place they could follow Jesus Christ.
Members of the church (aka Mormons) believe in Jesus Christ as their Savior
Mormons believe Jesus Christ’s sacrifice for humanity is the only way anyone could be saved
The Church has over 80,000 missionaries throughout the world preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. Missionaries proudly carry the name of the Savior on their name badges.
The Church believes and teaches out of the Old and New Testament and scripture revealed through modern prophets.
Mormons pray in the name of Jesus Christ
Mormons give blessings by the laying on of hands in the name of Jesus Christ
Mormons baptize the truly penitent as commissioned by Jesus Christ
Why don’t Mormons…?
1. Have crosses in their churches?
We focus on the life of the Savior and we believe He still lives today. We believe he died on the cross for us but our focus is on the living Christ.
2. Believe in the trinity?
The Trinity simply isn’t scriptural. It was a doctrine that was adopted in 325 AD at the Nicene creed by men, hundreds of years after the Savior lived. Let’s look into when Jesus himself was baptized. As Jesus came up out of the water the Holy Spirit descended like a dove and Heavenly Father proclaimed “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” (Matthew 3:17) This is a classic example that God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are 3 distinct beings.
3. Worship Jesus? They worship Joseph Smith.
We do worship Jesus Christ. We revere Joseph Smith as mainstream Christianity reveres prophets such as Moses, Abraham, and Noah.
4. Let others believe what they want. They just try to convert people.
We invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel. We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may.
When Jesus Christ was on the earth he established a church. He commissioned his apostles to go out and preach the gospel. People killed the apostles (ever thought why the Bible had an end to it?) and teachings were perverted and changed to man’s desire. As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints we believe there needed to be a restoration, a bringing back to its original state, the church that Jesus himself established 2,000 years ago.
I assure you Mormons are Christians. And we believe He lives!
To learn more go to Mormon.org and lds.org