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What are the Mormons beliefs?

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09/13/2011

We believe many things. The best way to learn our basic doctrines is to go to Mormon.org.

Here are our Articles of Faith:

1 We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost.

2 We believe that men will be punished for their own sins, and not for Adam's transgression.

3 We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel.

4 We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost.

5 We believe that a man must be called of God, by prophecy, and by the laying on of hands by those who are in authority, to preach the Gospel and administer in the ordinances thereof.

6 We believe in the same organization that existed in the Primitive Church, namely, apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists, and so forth.

7 We believe in the gift of tongues, prophecy, revelation, visions, healing, interpretation of tongues, and so forth.

8 We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God.

9 We believe all that God has revealed, all that He does now reveal, and we believe that He will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the Kingdom of God.

10 We believe in the literal gathering of Israel and in the restoration of the Ten Tribes; that Zion (the New Jerusalem) will be built upon the American continent; that Christ will reign personally upon the earth; and, that the earth will be renewed and receive its paradisiacal glory.

11 We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may.

12 We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law.

13 We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul-We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.

Joseph Smith

The "Mormons" (members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) have many beliefs, which cannot all be listed here. Luckily they have created several websites dedicated to sharing their beliefs, which you can find at the "Related Links" below.

A very basic list would include:

*God is our Father in Heaven. He created our spirits, and we lived with Him before coming to earth. His Son, Jesus Christ, came to earth and died for our sins so that we can return to heaven. Jesus Christ also served as an example of how to live.

*Salvation is through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. All those who believe in Him and obey His commandments will receive Salvation.

*The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a literal restoration of the early Christian Church as recorded in the New Testament, not a reformation or break-off sect from another denomination.

*God reveals His word both to individuals and prophets, just as He did in ancient times.

*The Priesthood authority to act in the name of God, as found in the Bible, has also been restored and is held and used by the leadership of the Church.

*The Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine & Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price are Scripture and contain the Word of God.

*The family unit is essential to God's plan and to the world community. All efforts should be taken to preserve the traditional family unit. Families will remain together in heaven.

*Beacuse of sacred Temple ordinances, those who have died can be offered the ordinances salvation (such as baptism) posthumously. In this way, God provides a way for those who died without the knowlege of Jesus Christ to be saved.

*Church members have an obligation to share their beliefs and to respect the beliefs of others. Let everyone worship how, where, or what they may.