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Mormons, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

 

 

Mormon Beliefs

“Mormon” is a nickname for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.They believe in, hope in, rejoice in, and testify of Jesus Christ as the Savior of the World. Mormons attest to the validity of the Bible and modern-day revelation and have a core belief in the importance of eternal families. They assert that Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph Smith in 1820 with the express purpose of restoring His Church and gospel in its purity and fullness to the earth. Mormons represent the fourth largest religious denomination in the United States.

The LDS Church rejects the use of the cross as a religious symbol yet adopts those used by the Masons and Satanists prominently displaying them on their temple in Utah and other buildings.. See photographs ...

 

See Origins of The Beehive, The Inverted Pentagram & The All-seeing Eye

To understand the symbols one must first know something of Joseph Smith's involvement with Freemasonry.  Masonic Symbols & The LDS Temple. (Also see our article on Freemasonry)

Additionally Some Mormons do not realize that their temple Endowment Ceremony was copied directly from rites in Freemasonry. The Mormon temple ceremony has no connection whatsoever with Christianity.

WHAT DO MORMONS BELIEVE ABOUT CHRIST?

The Living Christ, an inspired proclamation for the world written by modern-day apostles and a living prophet, reveals what members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believe about Jesus Christ.

THE LIVING CHRIST

As we commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ two millennia ago, we offer our testimony of the reality of His matchless life and the infinite virtue of His great atoning sacrifice. None other has had so profound an influence upon all who have lived and will yet live upon the earth.

He was the Great Jehovah of the Old Testament, the Messiah of the New. Under the direction of His Father, He was the creator of the earth. “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made” (John 1:3). Though sinless, He was baptized to fulfill all righteousness. He “went about doing good” (Acts 10:38), yet was despised for it. His gospel was a message of peace and goodwill….

Read more from The Living Christ.

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WHAT DO MORMONS BELIEVE ABOUT REVELATION, GOSPEL ORDINANCES, AND SALVATION?

Mormons believe that God has a plan for each of us, which began before we came to earth, and which will continue after this life. Those beliefs are set forth in thirteen clear declarations known as The Articles of Faith. The first Article of Faith is:

We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost.

Read the complete Articles of Faith.

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WHAT DO MORMONS BELIEVE ABOUT THE FAMILY?

Members of the Church of Jesus Christ believe that the family unit is fundamental and eternal. Marriage between worthy individuals is intended by the Lord to be forever by virtue of a sealing ordinance in holy temples. Modern-day apostles and a living prophet have issued a The Family: A Proclamation to the World, declaring our beliefs about the nature of families, gender, parenting, and marriage.

THE FAMILY: A PROCLAMATION TO THE WORLD

We, the First Presidency and the Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, solemnly proclaim that marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and that the family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children.

All human beings—male and female—are created in the image of God. Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents, and, as such, each has a divine nature and destiny. Gender is an essential characteristic of individual premortal, mortal, and eternal identity and purpose.

In the premortal realm, spirit sons and daughters knew and worshiped God as their Eternal Father and accepted His plan by which His children could obtain a physical body and gain earthly experience to progress toward perfection and ultimately realize his or her divine destiny as an heir of eternal life. The divine plan of happiness enables family relationships to be perpetuated beyond the grave. Sacred ordinances and covenants available in holy temples make it possible for individuals to return to the presence of God and for families to be united eternally.

Read the complete declaration: The Family: A Proclamation to the World.

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Click on the links below for additional study of the doctrine of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:

Basic Beliefs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (aka Mormons)

Joseph Smith the Prophet

Mormon Missionaries

Mormon Temples and Families

The Articles of Faith by Elder James E. Talmage

Ask a question and read comments on Mormon Beliefs

CNN on Mormon Beliefs

LDS.org on Mormon Beliefs

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

One definition listed for ‘cult’ in Webster’s Dictionary is “a religion regarded as unorthodox.” Since the roots of Mormonism are not a break off from the Catholic or Protestant churches, it is seen by some as “unorthodox.” For example, the LDS definition of the Godhead differs from the Nicene Creed accepted by most Catholic or Protestant churches. The “cult” label is usually applied by Church opponents attempting to criticize or discredit the Church. However, sometimes it’s simply a matter of characterization that has grown up over time by the lack of understanding. Such misunderstandings often vanish when people begin to realize the commonality of what The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints really teaches and believes. That Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that He is the Savior and Redeemer of the world whom we love and worship. When people begin to see and recognize these things about Mormons, then their opinion of the Church usually changes, and old beliefs are replaced with new understanding.



Mormons believe Christ visited the Americas after his resurrection and preached to the natives.
 
"The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Christian but is neither Catholic nor Protestant. Rather, it is a restoration of the original church established by Jesus Christ."
- LDS.org

"Prophet and polygamist, mesmerizer and rabble-rouser, saint and sinner: Joseph Smith is arguably the most influential native-born figure in American religious history, and is almost certainly the most fascinating."
- Newsweek, October 17, 2005

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