Basic Beliefs of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
From Rachel Bruner, former About.com Guide
What Mormons Believe About God and the Godhead
As Latter-day Saints our first Article of Faith states that we believe in God the Father, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. Learn more about these three beings which make up the Godhead, including how they are separate beings yet united in purpose.
- Who Is God?
- Who Is Jesus Christ?
- How to Have Faith in Jesus Christ
- Atonement of Jesus Christ
- How Christ's Atonement Saves Us
- Birth and Life of Jesus
- When Was Jesus Born?
- Why Do We Need a Savior?
- The Holy Ghost and How to Feel It
- The Gift of the Holy Ghost
- How We Communicate With God
- What is Modern Revelation?
- Names of Jesus Christ
- 13 Articles of Faith
- Mormon Beliefs 101 Course
What Do Mormons Believe?
Some of the important basics you should know include our belief in the restoration of Christ's original church, ancient and modern prophets, Joseph Smith, the Book of Mormon, and baptism by immersion. Through personal revelation you can learn for yourself that these things are true.
- Restoration of Christ's Church
- Ancient and Modern Prophets
- Who Was Joseph Smith?
- The Book of Mormon
- What Is a Mormon Temple?
- Scriptures That Mormons Use
- What is Faith?
- What Is Repentance?
- Why Be Baptized and How?
- What Is Truth?
- Do Mormons Believe In Original Sin?
- How to Know the Truth
- Quiz: What Do Mormons Believe?
- Glossary of Mormon Terminology
God's Plan of Salvation
Have you ever wondered what's the purpose of life? Or questioned where you've come from or where you will go when you die? There is a plan, one created by God, our Heavenly Father, called the Plan of Salvation.
- Plan of Salvation Map
- Where Did We Come From?
- The Creation and Our Agency
- What Is the Meaning of Life?
- Death Is Not the End
- Is There Life After Death?
- Resurrection of the Body and Spirit
- God's Day of Judgment
- Three Kingdoms of Glory
- Plan of Salvation Quiz
The Church of Jesus Christ
In 1830 Christ restored His church by calling living prophets and apostles. Who are these men and how were they called of God? Learn who the current prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ is and how modern day prophets communicate with the world through a general conference that's broadcast twice a year.
- What to Expect at a Mormon Church Service
- What Is a Prophet?
- Current Prophet: President Monson
- Modern Prophets and Presidents
- How Is the Church Organized?
- What Is the Priesthood?
- The Largest Women's Organization
- How Many Mormons Are There?
- Threefold Mission of the Church
- How to Address Members of the Church
- A Lay Ministry: Serving in the Church
- Modern Prophets Speak to the World
- General Relief Society Meeting for Women
- What Ordinances Do Mormons Perform?
- Who Were the Mormon Pioneers?
- How Do I Return to LDS Church?
- Church Dispensations
Healthy Minds and Bodies
As Latter-day Saints we strongly believe in keeping our bodies and minds healthy. To help us do so we follow a law called the Word of Wisdom. Part of having a healthy life is to be prepared for emergencies, which includes storing a year’s supply of food and other necessities. Find out how and why.
- How We Stay Healthy
- Why Education Is Important to Mormons
- How to Be Happy
- Which Teas are Okay to Drink?
- Why Mormons Don't Drink Caffeine
- Are Decaffeinated Coffee and Nonalcoholic Beer Okay?
- How and Why We Store Food
- How to Make a 72 Hour Emergency Kit
- Making a First Aid Kit
- Food Storage Calculator
- Donating to Others in an Emergency
Common Myths and Misconceptions
Some of the many inaccuracies and misconceptions regarding members of the Church of Jesus Christ regard polygamy, being saved by works, and that the Book of Mormon takes away from the Bible. Read these informative articles to learn the truth about us and our beliefs.
- Saved by Faith or Works?
- Are Mormons Christians?
- Accusations: Mormons Aren't Christians
- Do Mormons Practice Polygamy?
- What Is a Temple Marriage?
- Teachings on Homosexuality
- Should Babies Be Baptized?
- Book of Mormon Adds to the Bible