Did you know that Mormons…
- Believe Jesus came to the Americas?
- Give 10% of their income to the Church?
- Believe that there is a prophet today?
- Don’t drink coffee, tea, or alcohol?
It’s all true!
Mormonism is one of the fastest-growing religions in the United States and in many other areas around the world. As The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (often misnamed the “Mormon Church”) grows, so does the interest in Mormon beliefs. So, what is it about Mormon beliefs that interests people?
What claims do Mormons make?
Mormons make bold statements about their beliefs. For example, they teach that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a restored version of the original Church established by Jesus Christ 2000 years ago. They teach that they know where we came from, why we’re here on earth, and where we’re going when we die. They teach that each person can receive personal revelation to know what to do with his or her life. They teach that marriages and families can last for eternity.
Some intriguing claims.
So are these Mormon beliefs crazy or are they true?
While most people don’t know a lot about Mormon beliefs, many have heard somewhere along the way that their beliefs are different or “weird.” Is this really the case?
First, it’s important to understand where these labels of “crazy,” “weird,” “bizarre,” or “strange” come from.
Unfortunately, some Christians attempt to portray Mormon beliefs as crazy, rather than engaging in sincere discussion about those beliefs. Like Mormons, however, don’t all Christians believe that the Son of God came to earth, died for everyone’s sins, and came back to life? To any non-believer, the very foundation of Christianity can sound far-fetched; but that doesn’t make it any less true. So remember that if your intent is to seek for truth, then the only opinion that really matters is God’s.
Second, it’s important to know for yourself and be informed, right? So explore this website, get the scoop on these “weird” Mormon beliefs and then make your own judgment call. What most visitors with an open mind will find is that most of these beliefs may not be all that different from your own, and those that may be unique are founded on scripture and revelation from God.
Third, while this website is a good start, consider expanding your sources beyond just the Internet. Come worship with us to learn what we believe. If you have Mormon neighbors or friends, ask us about our beliefs. We’re open and excited to share with our friends what has brought us peace and happiness in our lives.