Mormon FAQ

Q:        What is the main claim of Mormonism?

A:        We believe Christ organized a church, that men changed it, and that it has been brought back.  In short, we claim to be the re-established original Christian church.


Q:        What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ?

A:        We believe He is the Son of God and our personal Savior.


Q:        What do Mormons believe about the Trinity?

A:        We believe in God the Father, His Son Jesus Christ and in the Holy Ghost.  We do not accept the Nicene Creed that these are three Gods in one body but believe the Godhead is composed of three distinct and separate Beings unified only in purpose.


Q:        What is the Book of Mormon?

A:        It is another testament, or evidence, that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God.  The Bible is a witness of Christ’s divinity compiled by prophets in the Holy Land.  The Book of Mormon is a second witness of His divinity compiled by Christian prophets who lived on the American continent between 600 B.C. and 420 A.D.


Q:        Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

A:        No.  We believe Joseph Smith was a prophet like Abraham, Noah and Moses.  We no more worship him than early Christians worshipped Peter.


Q:        What do Mormons do in their temples?

A:        We make commitments of honesty, morality and service to others, just as has been done in the temples of God throughout history.  We also perform marriages that last for eternity.  Other ordinances, such as baptism, are performed for those who lived without hearing of Christ or His teachings.


Q:        What is the role of women in the LDS Church?

A:        On an equal footing with men, but with a division of labor.  While women are not ordained to the priesthood, they give prayers, speak from the pulpit, teach classes, lead women and youth organizations, and sit in council meetings with priesthood leaders to provide insight and advice.


Q:        Mormons believe God speaks to their prophet.  So, what about Christ’s warning against false prophets?

A:        If there are to be false prophets, doesn’t that imply there must also be true prophets (Amos 3:7)?  Isn’t it important to find out which is which?


Q:        Why is the Mormon Church growing so fast?

A:        Because people want to belong to the original church founded by Jesus Christ.  Further, people are looking for an anchor in a world of uncertainty and find the teachings of Christ, as presented by the re-established original church, to be comforting and intellectually satisfying.


Q:        How do Mormons baptize?

A:        By immersion, symbolic of Christ’s death and resurrection.


Q:        Why don’t Mormons stop apostate groups from practicing polygamy?

A:        Because that’s the job of law enforcement agencies.  And we believe in the separation of church and state.  Mormons have not practiced polygamy since 1890.


Q:        Do Mormons believe they can become like God?

A:        Yes, and you can, too, because in the New Testament, Christ commanded all of His followers: “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.”