What Do Mormons Believe?

What do Mormons believe about God? Jesus? Polygamy? Heaven? We attempt to answer those questions and more!

KarenOH

06/20/2013 01:43:01 AM

I agree that the comments above are fairly close to the beliefs of Mormons. It is a misconception that "Good works do not get you to heaven." In Matthew 25:31-46, Jesus strongly emphasizes the importance of observing those around us in need of help and to render assistance to them and later "go ... into eternal life." Paul further emphasizes in 1 Corinthians 13 that these acts/works must be done in the spirit of charity. Several leaders of the Reformation (including Martin Luther) did not want the book of James to be included in the Bible being translated into the languages of the common people because of Chapter 2's emphasis that "faith without works is dead" (v 26). Latter-day Saints are taught to "labor diligently to write, to persuade our children, and also our brethren, to believe in Christ, and to be reconciled to God; for we know that it is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do." 2 Nephi 25:23

garzanator

02/11/2013 12:55:46 PM

I am truly impressed with your comments aon the beliefs of Mormons. With a few minor mistakes your statements are fairly accurate. Thank you for your educational points for non Mormons.

geezee

02/11/2013 09:34:56 AM

I'm very sad to read the belief of the Mormans. Many of what they adhere to are contradictory of what the Bible says. Good works do not get you to heaven. The only way to heaven is to be saved. "Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." John 3:3.

JulieS

11/29/2012 09:40:21 PM

I would like to commend you on your presentation of the beliefs of a religion to which you do not belong. Although there are several minor errors, the text by and large is correct. Thank you for your efforts to present a fair presentation.

puiwaihin

10/26/2012 12:43:38 AM

There is one additional error: "homosexual rights vehemently opposed" That line is false. It should be "homosexual marriage is vehemently opposed." The Church believes that people with same-sex attractions are children of God just as those with opposite sex-attraction are and deserve love and protection of the law just as anyone else. Just as the practice of premarital sex between man and woman is against God's will, so is homosexual acts. Mormons believe that family with a man and woman is divinely ordained. Behavior that interferes with this is against the will of God and should be discouraged rather than encouraged. However, those who feel attraction to the opposite gender should have every right anyone else has. That includes voting rights, rights to work, right to protection under the law. It does not include same-gender marriage, which is not a civil right. And those with same-gender attraction can be members of the church, so long as they continue to abide by the law of chastity, just as those opposite gender attractions do. It is the act of homosexuality that the church opposes, not the people who feel desires for such things. I understand this is not a popular stance, but it is not my intent to argue about it, only to clarify what was said here on this site.

puiwaihin

10/26/2012 12:27:05 AM

The information here is mostly correct, but there are a few unintentional mischaracterizations. 1. Where it says that God lives in heaven with exalted Mormons, that is sort of sort of true, but can be somewhat misleading. LDS belief is that God lives with all of his children who are perfected in Christ. That includes everyone who came before the church was founded and those who accept Christ after death never having the chance to know their savior in life. You do not have to have been a member of the LDS Church, only you must accept the fullness of the gospel when you have the chance. 2. On the discussion of evil: The purpose of evil is not to allow us to show faith. It is an opportunity for that, but that is not the end goal. The end goal is growth and understanding. How can we be like God if we do not choose good over evil? As we learn to know and choose good through our difficulty on earth we become more like God and gain greater appreciation of the blessings we will have with God.

Faterick

08/14/2012 11:41:14 AM

Mormons are not Christians. They are goats amongst the sheep, tares amongst the wheat. Their chief aim is to rob the Churches of God and spread their false gospel. No true Christian should have anything to do with them, except but to preach the genuine Gospel to them. If you visit their websites, be prepared for nothing but utter deception. They are most gifted in deception, obscurity, and hiding the truth from you.

alumplus

04/06/2012 10:02:42 AM

Please SAADAYA before making any comments, study their faith. There is never any mention of "white" here is the direct quote out of the Book of Mormon. LDS people are Christians. They have the hardest religions to live and wish no harm to any other person on earth. Read their articles of faith. They are also a religion that wants their people to study other religions: 62 Nephi 30:6 " And then shall they rejoice; for they shall aknow that it is a blessing unto them from the hand of God; and their bscales of darkness shall begin to fall from their eyes; and many generations shall not pass away among them, save they shall be a pure and a cdelightsome people."

janadele

03/01/2012 03:06:38 AM

One cannot get a balanced view of any organisation or belief system from those who are antagonist towards it. Anti Mormon web sites and literature is misleading, inaccurate and vindictive. Instead, genuine seekers should obtain their information from the source. Try http://www.lds.org/?lang=eng

brent7

02/19/2012 09:06:42 PM

For interpretation of many things previously sealed by God, including Daniel and Revelation, and how an apostacy was prophesied, but would end with the return of His true church to gather His people from the 4 corners of the earth, see http://www.revelationtestament.net

saadaya

02/15/2012 11:58:21 AM

For a balanced view of Mormonism, including ex-Mormon and post Mormon testimonies, please visit: http://www.youtube.com/user/iamanexmormon?feature=chclk Also http://www.exmormonfoundation.org/

saadaya

02/15/2012 11:47:20 AM

You forgot to address the racism of the Book of Mormon “...wherefore, as they were white, and exceeding fair and delightsome, that they might not be enticing unto my people the Lord God did cause a SKIN OF BLACKNESS to come upon them.” - 2 Nephi 5:21 “And the skins of the Lamanites were DARK, according to the mark which was set upon their fathers, which WAS A CURSE upon them because of their transgression...” - Alma 3:6 “...for this people shall be scattered, and shall become a DARK, a filthy, and a loathsome people, beyond the description of that which ever hath been amongst us...” - Mormon 5:15 The Book of Mormon predicts that the Indians will repent of their sins and become white: “...and many generations shall not pass away among them, save they shall be a WHITE AND DELIGHTSOME PEOPLE.” - 2 Nephi 30:6

TLG7

10/12/2011 09:20:42 AM

The byline above says this section is by Terryl Givens. It is not. I contributed, but do not endorse all the material contained herein. - Terryl Givens

Lookbeyond

10/05/2011 04:29:36 PM

Additional and more detailed understanding of what members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believe, can be located at www.mormon.org or www.lds.org. Knowledge of truth, and understanding truth is power against the Adversary, and false teachings by those who don't know what they think they know and espouse the same!

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

DiggDeliciousNewsvineRedditStumbleTechnoratiFacebook