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JESUS CHRIST
Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and Savior of the world. Through his grace
all can return to live with God.
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Mormons are Christian and believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the Savior and Redeemer of the world.

We believe what the Bible teaches: that Christ was born to the Virgin Mary, that He lived a perfect life, taught a perfect gospel, suffered for our sins, and died on the cross.

Alongside our fellow Christian brothers and sisters, we testify that Jesus rose triumphantly from the tomb and reigns today as the resurrected Lord and the Savior of all mankind. Each Sunday we gather to worship and reflect on Christ’s grace and sacrifice and commit to follow his teachings.

Jesus Christ, not Peter, Paul, Moses or Joseph Smith, is the central figure of our Church. Our name, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, reflects this belief. A name or label, however, is insufficient. True Christianity is reflected in the lives we lead, the values we embrace, and the doctrines we follow.

We endeavor to become disciples of Christ — feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, healing the sick, keeping God’s commandments, serving others, loving our neighbors, and preaching His gospel to all the world.

Jesus Christ Died to Save Us from Sin and Death

Jesus lived a perfect life. He atoned for our sins. He suffered in the Garden of Gethsemane and gave His life on the cross as part of the Atonement. His sacrifice helps us overcome our sins and separation from God (see 1 Peter 2:21). When we show faith in Jesus Christ, follow him, and sincerely repent of our sins, we can be forgiven of our sins and truly change (see Luke 5:20-24; Mosiah 26:30). We can return to live with our Heavenly Father after this life.

Through His resurrection, Jesus Christ also saved us from death. We believe everyone will be resurrected, and our spirit will be re-united with our body for eternity (see Acts 24:15; 1 Corinthians 15:22).

How are Mormons different from other Christians?

While we acknowledge the importance of the Protestant Reformation, we believe that the reforms introduced during and since that period were insufficient to restore the Church that Christ Himself established. Instead, His church must have priesthood authority vested in living “apostles and prophets” (see Ephesians 2:20) and continuing revelation.

Also, Mormons believe God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost are one in will, purpose, love and perfect unity. However, we do not believe that they are literally one Being. While we fully embrace the Bible, we also embrace additional scripture including the Book of Mormon. It testifies of the Bible and serves as another witness of the divinity of Jesus Christ. The Book of Mormon states, “We talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins” (see 2 Nephi 25:26).

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  • Chad
    Chad answered...

    In the truest sense of the word, most certainly yes! He is the core of this church. In fact, He is the leader and head of this church.

    Some people say we don't believe in Christ, but I wholeheartedly disagree; Christ is everything to us - He rescues us from sin and fear, He is the reason for our being.

  • Ryan
    Ryan answered...

    To most Mormons, this is a ridiculous question. However, I think when most people ask this, they are actually asking “Are Mormons Protestant?” or “Are Mormons Catholic?” The answer to each of these questions is clearly “No.” We believe a lot of similar things...But we also believe some different things...For some, being Christian is defined by the differences, most particularly a belief in the Trinity. For me, the defining beliefs are the things we have in common, that Jesus is divine, the Son of God and my Savior. So yes, Mormons are Christians...

  • Michael
    Michael answered...

    Absolutely! Our church's official name is The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints. We know that only through Christ's suffering in Gethsemane and death on the cross we can be forgiven. He lived a perfect life and paid the price for our sins and because of this we have an opportunity to live with him again.

  • Eboni
    Eboni answered...

    Joining the LDS church made me the most Christian I've ever been! I grew up as a non denominational Christian, and had always been told that Mormons are not Christians. It wasn't until I started to investigate the church for myself that I was shown the truth. My faith, understanding, and trust in Christ has grown tremendously since joining the church, and I am more of a Christian than I even knew I could be in the past. The head of our church is Christ. The focus of our church is on Christ. So of course, Mormons are Christians.

  • Allen
    Allen answered...

    Yes. Jesus Christ is at the center of our lives. We worship him as our Savior and follow his teachings. Because of his life and death we are able to be forgiven of our sins and live with God after we die.

  • Nicholas
    Nicholas answered...

    I believe a Christian is someone who humbly strives to follow the example of Jesus Christ. After receiving a witness to the truth of the Book of Mormon and the LDS Church, I could not continue to follow Jesus without becoming a Mormon.

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