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Who are the Mormons?

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Mormons are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which was organized in 1830. As of 2010 the Church had a worldwide membership of approximately 14 million people. The Church headquarters in Salt Lake City Utah. Mormons believe the Bible and Jesus’ teachings in revelations to modern-day Apostles and Prophets. Mormons believe that their church is the same as the original church Jesus established when He was on the earth (see Ephesians 2:19-20, 4:11-14). The name ‘Mormon’ is a nickname because of the Church’s belief in the Book of Mormon (ancient scripture revealed to and recorded by prophets in the Americas during the same time the Bible was being written in the Old World.)

  • We are followers of Christ. Show more

  • Mormons? Mormons? I often have friends in my country being surprised when they find out I am a mormon. Well, we are normal people leaving a normal life. Enjoying life and working hard. We are Doctors, farmers, lawyers, sport fans, or scientist like me. We do, however, live and incorporate the restored gospel teachings in our daily life. Show more

  • "Mormon" is a nickname for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We were first called Mormons because of The Book of Mormon, which we hold sacred and holy as the Bible. Show more

  • We are members of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints. To be politically correct we like to be referred to as Latter-day Saints. We are often referred to as "Mormons" because of our belief in The Book Of Mormon. Show more

  • Mormons are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We get that name from a book of scripture we really treasure in addition to the Holy Bible. That is the Book of Mormon. It's a record by prophets about God's interaction with people in the ancient Americas, just as the Bible is a record of God's interaction with people in the Old World in ancient times. Show more

  • Who are the Mormons? Well mormons are like me and you, and the guy sitting over the corner, the woman taking her girl to ballet lessons, a busy college student trying to finish his degree, etc But we are also people with strong family values, with loving visiting teacher, with a bishop who calls you because you are sick and could not attend the Sacrament. We are like everybody else... just happier  Show more

  • Simple people. Following our Savior, Jesus Christ. and keeping his commandments. We are all brothers and sisters, and we care for eachothers salvation. we do our best to share the wonderful news! Jesus Christ's Church in on the earth! it has been restored! Show more

  • The Mormon's are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. We are called Mormon's because we believe in the Book of Mormon. Mormon was a prophet who lived in America about 400 AD. It was this Mormon who gathered the writings of many of the American prophets and through the will of the Lord included what was meant for us at this time into what became known as the Book of Mormon. Show more

  • We are normal people just like everyone else! We are nurses, hair dressers, business men, and parents. We believe in Christ and we believe in God. We read the Bible as well as the Book of Mormon because they fit hand in hand with one another! As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (that is our real name), I can say that we are just regular people finding our way in this life just like you... we have just chosen to follow the Savior and his will in that we follow the commandments and other various things that you've probably heard, like not drinking, being monogamous and so forth. But why? Well, because we truly feel happy when we do these things and do what our Heavenly Father, God, wants us to. In society, being "Mormon" may seem obscure because our standards do not line up with the standards and choices that most people choose to make, but that's just because we've decided that in order to be happy, we must follow the Lord's path. And His path is straight and narrow, and so it requires a lot of effort, but I promise you that it provides so much happiness. I have witnessed this happiness in my own life and I know that this religion's guidelines and teachings can bring this happiness to all who seek it. So that's what we are, normal people just striving to be Christ-like and serve others, filling our lives with happiness. Show more

  • Mormons are a diverse bunch! We span an amazing number of countries and backgrounds, many political viewpoints, and all personality types. As a scientist and a computer geek, I'm probably not what a lot of people expect a Mormon to be like. I'm happy to broaden their view! Here in California, I sometimes meet people who think Mormonism is a religion for white people. I like to tell them about my college roommate from New Zealand, where there are a lot of Mormons from Maori Pacific Islander backgrounds. My roommate grew up being told, "You can't be Mormon! You're white!" Of course, the real story is that the Church accepts people of any ethnicity equally, just like God does. There are more Mormons outside the USA than within it. The areas where the Church is growing the fastest are Latin America and the Philippines. I have known great Mormons from China and Africa. One of the first things I learned as a missionary in Russia is that there are Russian Mormons whose faith towers over my own, even though the Church has only been in Russia since 1991. The nickname "Mormons" means that we believe in a book of scripture about Jesus Christ, which happens to have been written by a prophet named Mormon. So, logically, anyone who believes in this book's message and is trying to follow it can be a Mormon! Show more

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