Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (also called Mormons or Latter-day Saints) are found in many countries and speak many languages. They are fathers, mothers, sons and daughters, they may be married or single, and they work as businesspeople, teachers, clerks, nurses, doctors, lawyers, bookkeepers, waiters, actors, and so on. They are members of many different political parties, and they usually look like everybody else.
However, as described by Newsweek magazine,
“No matter where Mormons live, they find themselves part of a network of mutual concern; in Mormon theology everyone is a minister of a kind, everyone is empowered in some way to do good to others, and to have good done unto them: it is a 21st century covenant of caring. This caring is not limited to Church members alone, but extends far beyond.”
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the fourth largest Christian church in America. More than half of its 16 million members live outside the United States. However, despite the faith’s growth and presence, survey results continue to show that relatively few people are familiar with Mormon beliefs. Many don’t even know the official name of the Church, or The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as explained by the current president of the Church, President Russell M. Nelson.
This is why the title of this article include the word Mormon, it’s because many people have not yet made the connection between Mormons and Latter-day Saints, and even more importantly, many still erroneously call Mormon Church what is in reality The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, because it’s not the Church of Mormon, but the Church of Jesus Christ.
12 Articles and Videos about the Basic Beliefs of The Church of Jesus Christ
These are links to a series of simple articles and videos about 12 basic beliefs of The Church of Jesus Christ.