What religion are you if you are Mormon?

What religion are you if you are Mormon?

Mormons are a religious group that embrace concepts of Christianity as well as revelations made by their founder, Joseph Smith. They primarily belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, or LDS, which is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, and has more than 16 million members worldwide.

Do Mormons believe in the same Jesus?

What Do We Believe About Christ? We believe Jesus is the Son of God, the Only Begotten Son in the flesh (John 3:16). We accept the prophetic declarations in the Old Testament that refer directly and powerfully to the coming of the Messiah, the Savior of all humankind.

What is the difference between a Christian and a Mormon?

Christianity broadly consists of individuals who believe in the deity Jesus Christ. Its followers, called Christians, often believe Christ is “the Son” of the Holy Trinity and walked the earth as the incarnate form of God (“the Father”). The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon).

What is the origin of Mormonism?

Differences in Origin. Mormonism was founded by Joseph Smith in 1830 in Fayette, USA when he refused to join the Christian church. He stated that God, in a theophany (or “First Vision”), had indicated to him that all other Christian churches were in a state of apostasy and that he was to join none of them.

What is the geographic distribution of the Mormon Church?

Geographical distribution. On the other hand, Mormonism is concentrated mainly in the USA, Latin America, Canada,Philippines and England. It has very less of a presence in China and the middle east. There is believed to be over 14 million members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints worldwide as of 2012.

What is the Mormon view on polygamy?

Mormon scripture (Doctrine and Covenants section 132); marriage is one man/one woman and can be eternal. Historic polygamy was ended more than 100 yrs ago and was practiced by divine command as an exception to the rule. Varies among denominations.