"Those Crazy Mormons" is a blog series dedicated to answering common questions about Mormon beliefs, culture, and history. If you have further comments or questions, please feel free to
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More than likely, you've heard of Mormons. The official title is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Here are a few simple answers to some questions you may have about Those Crazy Mormons!
Are Mormons Christian?
YES! The full name of our church says it itself. "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints." We read & study The Book of Mormon in addition to the Bible. The full title is The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. We love Jesus, believe in His saving divinity, desire to follow His teachings, and rely on His saving grace.
Is Mormonism a Cult?
If Mormonism is a "cult" then so is any other group that has "a system of religious beliefs and ritual"--which is how the dictionary defines the word. Some people think Mormonism is a cult because our worship is a little different than mainstream Christianity.
Do Mormons live in secluded compounds and don't use electricity?
Nope! I'm a Mormon and I'm writing this blog post!
Is the Mormon church a White, American church?
Not anymore! Some people think that Mormonism is a white, American church. But more than half of Latter-day Saints are NOT Caucasian and more than half of members worship in congregations outside the USA. The LDS Church has congregations in 177 countries worldwide.
Is all of Utah Mormon?Whenever we go places and people hear we are from Utah they always ask, "Are you Mormon then?" Well yes, I am, but not everyone from Utah is! Utah is the place where the early Mormon pioneers settled and Salt Lake City, Utah is currently the location of the worldwide headquarters of the church. About 60% of Utah's population is LDS.
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