Mormonism – What is Mormonism? What Do They Believe?
Mormonism – There is a lot of confusion as to what Mormons believe or what Mormonism is all about. Even when you type “What is Mormonism” into Google, you get results that are highly inaccurate. If you are truly curious as to our beliefs and our religion I would urge you to start by stopping by Mormon.org and reading the What is Mormonism page.
Directly from Mormon.org
When Jesus Christ lived on the earth, He organized His Church so that all people could receive His gospel and return one day to live with God, our Heavenly Father. After Jesus Christ died, was resurrected and ascended to heaven, His Apostles continued to receive revelation from Him through the Holy Ghost on how to direct the work of His Church. However, after they were killed, members changed the teachings of the Church that He had established. While many good people and some truth remained, this Apostasy, or general falling away from the truth, brought about the withdrawal of the Church from the earth (2 Thessalonians 2:1-3; Acts 20:29-30). The Apostle Peter prophesied that Jesus would restore His Church before His Second Coming (Acts 3:19-21).
Jesus Christ began to restore His Church in its fulness to the earth through the Prophet Joseph Smith in 1820. It has grown to become a worldwide Church with over 13 million members. It has the same teachings and basic organization as the Church established by Jesus in New Testament times.
So there you have it. You wanted to know what Mormonism was all about and in a summary, that’s what we believe. We believe that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, whose members are sometimes referred to as the Mormons, believe that this is the restored Church of Jesus Christ.
Do Mormons Believe in Christ
Absolutely. So much so that the wording is directly in the name of the church itself, “The Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Mormonism teaches that Jesus Christ was the literal Son of God. He was the Creator, our Savior and ultimately our Judge. (see Isaiah 9:6, 53:3-7; Psalms 22:16-18).
Jesus Christ is the cornerstone of our faith. Without Jesus Christ we would not be able to return back to live with God or with our families again. It is only through Him that salvation is possible. When someone asks me “What is Mormonism?” I always like to reply and say it is the restored church of Jesus Christ and we simply teach what Christ would teach.
For more information on the topic of “What is Mormonism?” please refer to the following links and resources.
What is Mormonism? From Mormon.org
One Reply to “What is Mormonism? What do Mormons Believe?”
Great article. Thanks for writing. You summed it all up perfectly.