Who is a Mormon?… Some basic Clarification.

16 06 2009

This was a question recently asked on my new Ask a Mormon page.  Seeing it as an area of common confusion, I have highlighted it here.

“Who is a Mormon?”

By way of clarification, A “Mormon” is the common name given to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS).  This name was originally dubbed by people not belonging to the church and was given because of our belief in The Book of Mormon. Members of the LDS church accept The Book of Mormon as a scriptural companion to the Holy Bible; in fact, both the Holy Bible and The Book of Mormon were both written by ancient Prophets who taught about the Lord Jesus Christ.  The only Book of Mormon and Bibledifference between the Holy Bible and The Book of Mormon is that the Holy Bible was written in the greater Jerusalem area while The Book of Mormon was written in ancient Americas.  The Book of Mormon was named after the ancient Prophet Mormon who was primarily responsible for gathering all the ancient writings of the holy prophets and compiling them into one book.

Unfortunately, the term Mormon in reference to a member of the LDS faith has proven to be quite misleading to the Christian community.  The LDS members have often been accused of not being Christian and some even think that LDS members worship a man named Mormon.  I want to indisputably correct this erroneous mistake!  Members of The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints are absolutely Christians and accept Jesus Christ as the Savior of Mankind, just as the proper name of our church emphasizes.  LDS members DO NOT worship anyone else beside God the Father and His son, Jesus Christ.

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or in other words, I am a Mormon.  I have personally accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior and look to Him daily for mercy and grace.  I know that Christ lives!  He rose from his tomb nearly 2,000 years ago and He lives today!  I believe that the Holy Bible is the word of God as written by ancient prophets.  Just as I know the Bible is the word of God, I know The Book of Mormon is the word of God as written by ancient prophets; I have read and have found that its teachings of Christ ignite my soul just as the Bible does.  I would challenge any Christian to read The Book of Mormon and see if it does not strengthen their Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. (I will send you a free copy at your request).

That was probably more than you were asking, but I wanted to clarify any other confusions other may have.  Please let me know if you have any other questions.



3 responses

25 08 2010
sam adelbai

I respect your faith, the LDS’s and the Mormon’s writings. I see the ‘Book of Mormon’, as a wonderful book full of ‘Wisdoms’ and many other teachings that not only lead one to Jesus, but also helps one to build oneself’s faith in the Lord Jesus. The only one big questions I have about the existance and the history of this faith being originated by Lehi and his descendants, are the absence of any factual findings of ‘ancient civilization’s ruins’ of these people. I mean in the Holy Bible, it shows the Geographic extent of the existences of the Biblical people including the remnance of their ruins and markings and legends and folklores and written accounts like the ‘Dead Sea Scrolls’. Even the World History tells us about such existences as recorded in the Bible. The name of places and rivers… are well identified in the Holy Bible, and also exists today still maintaining their ancient names. But I don’t find any of location names as in the Book of Mormon, to correspond to any places in the Ancient Israel or Jerusalem in the time of King Zedekiah… So I am buffled!!.. I have friends and relative members of the LDS Churches, and I admire the LDS’s committment in their work of spreading the good news about Jesus around the world, and I’d say: Praise the Lord, and Thank you LDS>

7 07 2013

Hey there! Would you mind if I share your blog with
my twitter group? There’s a lot of folks that I think would really appreciate your content. Please let me know. Many thanks

16 07 2013
Colby Johnson

Please Share!

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