Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Are Mormons Christians?

I'm going to get personal with this posting on my blog. As I've watched and listened to some of the political debate on radio and TV, I have noticed an interesting topic has come up. This question has always puzzled me.

Are Mormons Christians?

Because I've been a "Mormon" all of my life, I feel I can address this. First, let me explain the term "Mormon." That is not what we call ourselves. Rather it's a nickname we have acquired through the years because of the Book of Mormon and the prophet named Mormon in that book.

So you may next wonder what we call our Church. Our name is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It's long, but accurate.

 At the center of our religion is Jesus Christ.

Now going back to politics, you may wonder since Mitt Romney--who is running for President of the United States--is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, do Church leaders tell members to vote for him?

Absolutely not!

It is up to each individual member to study the facts about the candidates and after prayerful thought and contemplation vote for the man/woman we believe should be elected.

Many people tend to believe "Mormons" are Republicans. This is not true. Harry Reid, who is the Senate Majority Leader, is a Mormon and a Democrat.

My Church means a great deal to me as I'm sure your religion means a great deal to you. So when the question of "Are Mormons Christians?" keeps coming up, I had to do my part to try and set the record straight. Yes, we are Christians.

If you would like to know more about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints click here.

Here's a wonderful message that addresses this question as well.



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2 comments:

  1. As a full time missionary in (of all places!) Utah, I was asked this a LOT! And it always surprised me. So many people think that Mormon or LDS is the name of the church, without knowing what they really mean. It was always my answer to point to the black nametag I wore, where the name Jesus Christ was plainly printed and point out that I wore His name with pride.

    Thanks for posting this!

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    1. Wendy,
      I can understand your surprise to find that even people who live in Utah don't know the real name of the Church. I live in Utah and have had the question asked of me many times.

      I'm glad you enjoyed the post. :)

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