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Mormons Believe That Jesus Christ Is Literally The Son Of God.
The LIving Christ
On January 1, 2000, The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following declaration.
Titled "The Living Christ," this declaration bears witness of the Lord Jesus Christ and summarizes His identity and divine mission:
"As we commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ two millennia ago, we offer our testimony of the reality of His matchless life and the infinite virtue of His great atoning sacrifice. None other has had so profound an influence upon all who have lived and will yet live upon the earth.
He was the Great Jehovah of the Old Testament, the Messiah of the New. Under the direction of His Father, He was the creator of the earth. "All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made" (John 1:3). Though sinless, He was baptized to fulfill all righteousness. He "went about doing good" (Acts 10:38), yet was despised for it. His gospel was a message of peace and goodwill. He entreated all to follow His example. He walked the roads of Palestine, healing the sick, causing the blind to see, and raising the dead. He taught the truths of eternity, the reality of our premortal existence, the purpose of our life on earth, and the potential for the sons and daughters of God in the life to come.
Mormonism... What Do Mormons Believe About Jesus Christ?
He was the Firstborn of the Father, the Only Begotten Son in the flesh, the Redeemer of the world.
He instituted the sacrament as a reminder of His great atoning sacrifice. He was arrested and condemned on spurious charges, convicted to satisfy a mob, and sentenced to die on Calvary's cross. He gave His life to atone for the sins of all mankind. His was a great vicarious gift in behalf of all who would ever live upon the earth.
We solemnly testify that His life, which is central to all human history, neither began in Bethlehem nor concluded on Calvary. He was the Firstborn of the Father, the Only Begotten Son in the flesh, the Redeemer of the world.
He rose from the grave to "become the firstfruits of them that slept" (1 Corinthians 15:20). As Risen Lord, He visited among those He had loved in life. He also ministered among His "other sheep" (John 10:16) in ancient America. In the modern world, He and His Father appeared to the boy Joseph Smith, ushering in the long-promised "dispensation of the fulness of times" (Ephesians 1:10).
Mormon Beliefs About Jesus Christ
...this is the testimony, last of all, which we give of him: That he lives!
Of the Living Christ, the Prophet Joseph wrote: "His eyes were as a flame of fire; the hair of his head was white like the pure snow; his countenance shone above the brightness of the sun; and his voice was as the sound of the rushing of great waters, even the voice of Jehovah, saying:
"I am the first and the last; I am he who liveth, I am he who was slain; I am your advocate with the Father" (D&C 110:3-4).
Of Him the Prophet also declared: "And now, after the many testimonies which have been given of him, this is the testimony, last of all, which we give of him: That he lives!
"For we saw him, even on the right hand of God; and we heard the voice bearing record that he is the Only Begotten of the Father-
"That by him, and through him, and of him, the worlds are and were created, and the inhabitants thereof are begotten sons and daughters unto God" (D&C 76:22-24).
We declare in words of solemnity that His priesthood and His Church have been restored upon the earth-"built upon the foundation of %u2026 apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone" (Ephesians 2:20).
Mormons Believe in Jesus Chirst as Savior and Redeemer
He is the great King Immanuel, who stands today on the right hand of His Father.
We testify that He will someday return to earth. "And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together" (Isaiah 40:5). He will rule as King of Kings and reign as Lord of Lords, and every knee shall bend and every tongue shall speak in worship before Him. Each of us will stand to be judged of Him according to our works and the desires of our hearts.
We bear testimony, as His duly ordained Apostles-that Jesus is the Living Christ, the immortal Son of God. He is the great King Immanuel, who stands today on the right hand of His Father. He is the light, the life, and the hope of the world. His way is the path that leads to happiness in this life and eternal life in the world to come. God be thanked for the matchless gift of His divine Son."
Mormonism And Their Beliefs About Jesus Christ...
On a personal note:
I personally love to read this testimony of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ in our day. Many would and are perpetuating a claim that Mormons, or members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints, are not Christians.
I don't know how anyone, particularly after reading the "declaration" by these living prophets, could then go away and continue to believe and falsely speak of such an untruth - that Mormons are not Christian.
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What Difference Does It Make - To Know That We Have Prophets That Walk The Earth Today?
This was a question that was recently posed in a meeting of the LDS Church that I attended... Sacrament meeting, which is our Sunday Church services meeting.
That is an amazing question. It is a very thoughtful question to consider, and yet a very solemn consequence to uncover.
But, here is what it means -
- That I can testify that a "truth" is so, by and through the Power of the Holy Ghost.
- I personally can testify that... "A Prophet of God, taught me this..."
- That Prophets of God, teach that - which makes a "difference" - and, which is always - simple, true and right - for our DAY.
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We Must Understand, That To Ignore The Prophets Of God And Look For Another - Will Find Us Wandering In The Desert...
Many today, would look and want more of a Prophet of God. That is referred to, as "looking beyond the mark".
Markers - are what clearly "flag" the right way that we should go... in coming unto Christ.
What a beautiful and wonderful blessing it is - to know - with certainty - that God has prophets upon the earth - today... to "mark" the way to Look to God - and not to man...
That we might return safely, to that Home of which is most familiar to those who desire to return again...
John 10: 3, 16, 27
3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.
16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
This is the work of the Kingdom of God upon the earth, preparatory for His Great and Last - Second Coming...
President Thomas S. Monson
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Feel free to share your comments on this Hub...
nadejshda on January 31, 2012:
Great job on your post. I have a Mormon hub too. I got sick of all the gossip and lies that are out there. I am a full time blogger my site is http://aremormonchristians.net. My hub isn't as nice as yours, but I can send you a few links. Leave me a comment on my site and I will link back to yours. Have a great day!
ruffridyer from Dayton, ohio on July 15, 2011:
An excellent hub. Many good people don't understand that Mormon's worship the same Jesus that is in the new testament.
ctbrown7 on June 23, 2011:
Thank you for your positive posts!
Kathryn Skaggs (author) from Southern California on March 31, 2011:
If I could direct you to an article that discusses the origin of man and the LDS teaching on our relationship to both the Father and the Son. I think this will clarify for you LDS beliefs on this doctrine.
Tim on March 31, 2011:
I am still unclear of your teaching on the origin of Jesus Christ. For that matter God the father.
Kathryn Skaggs (author) from Southern California on March 15, 2011:
Thank you for taking the time to share your unfortunate experience, but most of all -- your testimony!
Daniel on March 14, 2011:
I have also had an experience in the Pentacostal church.
After being extreamly uncomfortable by the people talking in a language which no one could interprete I was outside talking to a friend about the Book of Mormon. When the pastor saw that I had a copy of the Book of Mormon he demanded that I stood up and then proceeded to state that I had demons in me and that I was doomed to an everlasting punishment of burning, suffereing Hell fire.
If this is the love that is expressed in the Pentacostal church, then it is not the same love expressed in John 3:16.
John being an apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ also proclaimed the words of the savior as such:
"If you love me, keep my commandments" (which is John 14:15)
The Bible also states that the church (ephesians 2:20) "are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;"
but in the pentacostal church which condemed me to hell (which is also done only by the Father)
"For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again." Matthew 7:2
There was no prophet or apostle.
These are also the Words of the same Loving Jesus of which Mormons speak:
"Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and [of] the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God."
Now the spirit is not of the tongues that the pentacostal church teaches.
"If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret." 1 Cor 14:27
But if there is no one there to translate the unknown tongue it is best that those who are speaking in tongues remain silent ..
"But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God. " 1 Cor 14:28
Also you cannot profess the name of Jesus, and go on condeming as the pentacostal church and every other church, if you do not know the scriptures because the same loving Jesus who is in the Bible and the Book of Mormon says this
"Ye do err not knowing the scriptures"
With these words by the loving Savior I leave you with my Testimony of him, by the Bible, The Book of Mormon:
Jesus lives, and God the Father Lives, and they love you, and if you seek their face ye shall know of there love, and come to a knowledge of the truthfulness of the Gospel. I know that Thomas Monson is the current Prophet of God, and by living the example set by Jesus Christ and Professed by the prophet, you will find happieness. I know the Book of Mormon is the word of God, and by abidding its precepts you can know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. I also know that the Bible is the word of God, and with its companion, even the Book of Mormon, you can draw closer to God. I leave you these things in the name of the one and only Jehovah, even Jesus Christ. Amen
Kathryn Skaggs (author) from Southern California on January 18, 2011:
Thank you, Tyson. That is an excellent link!
Tyson on January 18, 2011:
Mormons believe that Jesus Christ and heavenly Father are two separate individual beings. As you said Karlos, Mormons believe that Christ was the firstborn in the spirit, and the 'only begotten of the Father in the Flesh.'
This link will take you to the official website of the LDS church (the Mormons) and to an interesting article comparing the beliefs of the LDS church to modern Christianity. I invite you to take a look.
Karlos on October 06, 2010:
May i ask-
Do Mormons believe Jesus is God (the only God with the Father and Holy Spirit); or rather "a God" (who is the firstborn spirit after procreation by the Heavenly Father and Mother)?
Or pehaps sommething different to this again?
Kathryn Skaggs (author) from Southern California on March 08, 2010:
Bible Reader -
It's not my intention to offend you, but the majority of your comments were not specific to this particular hub. In fact, for the most part they were critical to the beliefs of Mormonism. And that my friend, is not allowed on my Hubs.
I am always happy to answer questions and provide credible information to those who sincerely want to understand more about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, however -- this is not a forum for which those in disagreement may perpetuate their differences.
Surely you understand:)
Bible Reader on March 08, 2010:
Hi LdsNana - Why did you take all of my comments off? I took a lot of time to help others understand as well and you deleted it all. Guess you're not interested in spreading the truth.
Kathryn Skaggs (author) from Southern California on February 28, 2010:
Bible Reader -
From my profile page here on Hubpages...
" I am not here to contend with anyone about the Mormons or Mormonism, its doctrines, practices or beliefs. My intent is to help others wanting to know and understand more about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I will of course, add my personal insights to these beliefs."
All my best,
Kathryn Skaggs (author) from Southern California on February 27, 2010:
Bible Reader -
Thank you for taking the time to post so many comments on this particular Hub about What Mormon's Believe About Jesus Christ...
In response I would like to direct you to two very powerful addresses that will help you to better understand the teaching of Mormonism regarding your questions and concerns:
I trust that you will find both of these resources very informative.
kylie thomas on January 16, 2010:
i think that it is great that you are telling the truth about the LDS religion. THANK YOU!!!
Kathryn Skaggs (author) from Southern California on August 13, 2009:
Hi Rawl -
Just to clarify... Mormons believe that Jesus Christ did indeed visit the American Continent -- and that The Book of Mormon is an account of this history. As to the exact location, that has not been established. Although, there is much speculation about it...
Here is an interesting article.
Rawle on August 13, 2009:
Just inquiring about the following scripture. Joseph Smit said the Jesus walked among the earth again with the North Americian Indians. This seems to confilict with scripture.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 (King James Version)
16For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
I am just curious to hear your thoughts
Kathryn Skaggs (author) from Southern California on August 04, 2009:
Thank you for sharing your very personal and heartfelt experience with finding Jesus Christ. However, as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we believe that more is required as we progress on our path to personal salvation. Being "born again" means to be physically and spiritually baptized, by one having Priesthood authority, from God. Mormonism teaches that a person must be baptized to enter into the Kingdom of God.
You may find this article about Priesthood authority and keys, interesting.
Breendan on August 04, 2009:
Hi there all, i have read your posts. I find them very interesting. I would like to share a true experience i had when i was searching for a spiritual connection with god. At the time i was not connected to any form of religion. I did read some of the Holy bible when i was a young boy, but i didn't understand a lot of the scripture's. So i stopped reading the bible. As i got older, i was still searching for something spiritually to guide me in the right direction
of my life, i felt empty inside my being. Until i went to a church called "Southland" it was a Pentecostal church. Just walking into this church i could feel and see a present of joy. People in there were so happy and i have never seen that before in any Christian Church i had visited. Well the sermon was very well preached that night and after the Pastor finished he asked if any one didn't know Jesus Christ
personally and would like to have a relationship with him to put there hand up. I decided to put my hand up and he asked me to come out to the front of the alter, so i did. He asked me to follow this prayer and said repeat after me, so i did and from that moment something left my body, its hard to explain what i felt but i did feel this inner peace inside me and have never looked back. The prayer i said was like this, " Jesus forgive me of all my sins, please take control of my life, i want to obey you and i believe you died on the cross for my sins and you rose again, now i ask you to please fill me with the holy spirit and i thank you for all things in Jesus name, Amen. I ask those who feel empty inside your being to say this prayer in your room and mean it from all your heart. You will feel a change in your body and will be a believer of Jesus Christ for ever more. Then i started to read the bible again after many years and i came across some scripture's that Jesus said in the bible, John 3:3- "Most assuredly, i say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God" John 3:5- "Most assuredly, i say to you, unless one is born of water and the spirit, he cannot enter the Kingdom of God" John 3:6- That which is born of the flesh is "flesh" and that which is born
of the spirit is "Spirit" John 3:7- Do not marvel that i said to you, You must be born again. John 3:8- The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell you where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit. John 3:11- Most assuredly, i say to you, we speak what we know and testify what we have seen, and you do not receive our witness. John 3:24- Most assuredly, i say to you, he who hears my word and believes in him who sent me has everlasting life and shall not come into judgement, but has passed from death into life. John 3:43- I have come in my father's name and you do not receive me, if another comes in his own name, him you will receive. John 3:44- How can you believe, who receive honor from one another, and do not seek the honor that comes from the only God. Revelation 3:20-22, Behold, i stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door(i believe this door is our heart) i will come in and dine with him and him with me. To him who over comes, i will grant to sit with me on my throne, as i also over came and sat down with my Father on his throne. He who has an ear. let him hear what the spirit says to the churches. Also i would like to say to all Christians believers put your trust and keep your eyes on Jesus, as he is our Salvation and promises all who believe in him, eternal life.
I also believe if we pray to God through Jesus Christ, we will receive what we pray for. Jesus said the only way to the father is through Jesus himself...so why do a lot of Christians pray directly to God, when there are so many false gods in many religions?
God Bless all the believers and non-believers and may everyone see the light and not be in darkness.
Kathryn Skaggs (author) from Southern California on July 19, 2009:
I understand your point, however, Mormonism is not a "new" Gospel. We believe that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, IS the original re-established Christian Church.
I wrote about this here...
Carrie Bradshaw from Manhattan on July 18, 2009:
Now, I don't mean this in any "offensive way", but whenever a newer gospel comes out that "interprets" the completed Bible of which the foundational and fundamental faith is based, and it is started by an angel or angels, we need to carefully compare what the "newer gospel" says to what the Bible says. There is to be no contradiction.
Galatians 1:8 warns us that even an "angel from heaven" can preach a different gospel. "But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed!"
We know that the "morning star, son of the dawn" disguises himself as the "offspring of David, the bright and morning star", and his name is Lucifer who disguises himself as an angel of "light". The father of lies is the perfect liar that convinces everyone he tells the truth. Unless we compare these gospels side-by-side, we cannot fully know if Mormonism, because it is a newer gospel and there are two angels involved via vision, is truth. God loves us and gave us His Word to protect us from such things.
No one likes to be lied to, and until we find out it's a lie, we are deceived. I haven't studied the comparison of the Book of Mormon and the Bible, so I can't make the claim of truth or false, but I would take it seriously enough to do this (if I were to consider the Mormon faith). God bless everyone.
Kathryn Skaggs (author) from Southern California on February 20, 2009:
LOL You made my day!
Shankar Pandiath from India on February 20, 2009:
Nice hub.........here's something for you.........the lord, created man and rested. Then he created woman from the man's rib, and neither he or man has since rested.. have a good day..
Onusonus on October 30, 2008:
Hey, Jesus wants me for a sun.....beam!
Kathryn Skaggs (author) from Southern California on October 30, 2008:
I am somewhat surprised by your questions, coming from one who says they are a member of the Church? Although, you did not mention whether you are currently active, or not.
I cannot speak for other members of the Church, as to their personal knowledge and understanding of the Bible, as compared to the Book of Mormon; or frequency of usage.
However, I do believe that much doctrine is taught from the Book of Mormon, alongside the teachings of the Bible. Because one book of scripture might be referenced more than another - it does not imply that there is anything contrary in the teachings of the other. Check out the footnotes and cross references; meant to support, clarify and increase understanding for the reader.
The Book of Mormon was specifically written for our day. It makes sense that we would do all that we can, to understand what it is that we are learn from this record; and then benefit from these teachings. Living prophets have made multiple promises, in regards to the blessings of reading the Book of Mormon daily.
At the time of Joseph Smith's first vision, we know that Moroni, who is referred to as an angle, was also a resurrected being. We know nothing about his exalted status, because that has not been revealed. But, why would you assume that he is not?
It would require a more in-depth discussion about the pre-existence, and the Plan of Salvation - to explain the doctrine that accompanies the revealed truth, of why God the Father would have said "Our". We believe in eternal families, and procreation. God did not create the world, nor man from "nothing". We know from biology, that even here - it requires two individuals of the opposite sex to bring forth life. The song "O My Father", clearly teaches the doctrine that we do in fact, have a Mother in Heaven.
So, we are all just one big happy "Eternal Family" -- and as any child can grow up to be just like mom or dad, so is this eternal progression available to all the children of God. I like this article, perhaps you will, too:-)
Christopher on October 30, 2008:
The book of mormon says that we can become gods our selfs but Isaiah 43:10 "Ye are my withnesses, saith the Loard, and my servant whom I have chose: that ye may know and believe me,and understand that I am he:before me THERE WAS NO GOD FORMED, NEITHER SHALL THERE BE AFTER ME."
Christopher on October 30, 2008:
If Moroni devoutly practiced the Mormon Gospel, why is he an angel now rather than a God?
Since Mormonism teaches that only God the Father had a physical body at the time Adam was created, why did God say, "Let us make man in OUR image"? Why didn't He say, "Let us make man in MY image?" (Gen. 1:26)
Christopher on October 30, 2008:
IF the Mormon Church fully understands the Bible, then why is the book of mormon used in about 90% of the time, being a member myself I to this day only hear words of the book of mormon and very less out of the bible, one person like yourself can say you understand the bible but im talking about the whole church. i was talking to my girlfriend who is also a member and when i talked to her about the bible i could just tell she knew very little about the bible, shes been a member for 20 years and shes been a very active member her whole life. i just see that in a way that the church pushes the book of mormon to be more powerful then the bible.
Kathryn Skaggs (author) from Southern California on August 31, 2008:
I couldn't agree with you more. When we understand the prophecies and doctrines taught in The Old Testament, it will become crystal clear, that not only was there a complete apostasy - as prophesied, but we now stand in the "Days" where The Church of Jesus Christ has been restored - as predicted.
Many good Christians today, are not true students of The Old Testament. However, they are excellent students of the New Testament. It is my personal opinion, that unless you have studied both of these ancient scriptures -- you will most likely not accept a restoration and Living Prophets upon the earth today.
Christians claim both the "old" and "new" testaments of Jesus Christ - but seem to not understand the "old" -- so they ignore it for the most part. Modern-day revelation is marvelous, allowing us to see with crystal-clear clarity - both the first witness and the second witness of Jesus Christ, contained in The Holy Bible.
Members of the LDS Church, embrace The Bible and all of its teachings. They are very personal to me - and have strengthened my testimony of the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ - beyond words.
I too, love The Old Testament.
Scott on August 31, 2008:
After reading the Old Testament I am absolutely convinced that having a prophet to lead Gods children is essential to His plan in redeeming all His children. Prophets are special witness of Jesus Christ. They boldly testify to people to follow Christ and His gospel.