Category: Mormon Beliefs

What are the beliefs of the Mormon church? Do they believe in Jesus Christ? Do they believe in the same God I believe in? What do they believe about the afterlife?

  1. Do Mormons Believe Prophets Are Perfect?

    There are some who, in an attempt to tear down the LDS Church, point to the shortcomings and faults of those who manage the Church, particularly the prophets and apostles. Their reasoning seems to be that the true church of … Continue reading

  2. Do Mormons believe in second chances?

    Because Mormons practice posthumous baptism for those who have passed on to the next life, more commonly known as baptisms for the dead, some people take this as evidence that Mormons believe in second chances and that it doesn’t really … Continue reading

  3. Do Mormons Believe No One Can Enter Heaven Without Joseph Smith’s Consent?

    This question is sparked in response to a statement from Church President Brigham Young, who said “that no man or woman in this dispensation will ever enter into the celestial kingdom of God without the consent of Joseph Smith. From … Continue reading

  4. What Do Mormons Believe About Judgment Day?

    No, not this Judgment Day, this one. Although Mormons don’t believe in judging others, I think it’s safe to say the makers of the film starring Mario Van Peebles will have some things to answer for in the next life. … Continue reading

  5. Does the Bible teach there is no such thing as eternal marriage like the Mormons practice?

    As posted in a comment here on this blog, “The Mormon Church teaches that when people are married in the temple they are married for eternity but the Bible teaches otherwise as seen by the words of Jesus Himself.” The … Continue reading

  6. Do Mormon believe in many Gods?

    From questions by Ann Mere in comments on Sep 7th, 2010. “Are there many gods? Are gods more holier than each other?” This question requires some explanation beyond a simple “yes” or “no” answer, because both answers are correct and … Continue reading

  7. What do Mormons believe about how the universe started?

    In response to the question posed by Ann; “Do mormons believe in an eternal universe of eternal matter or a big bang type universe?” To answer this question requires a more than a one or the other type of answer … Continue reading

  8. “God and Science Don’t Mix”

    So says Lawrence M. Krauss, not to mention many others, of course. But the problem Krauss as well as many other atheists face (feel free to chime in here Dallin) is that their belief in a “no-God doctrine” is based … Continue reading

  9. Do Mormons Hate Gays?

    The best article from an LDS author on the topic of gay marriage is Homosexual “Marriage” and Civilization by science fiction writer Orson Scott Card. But it’s pretty long and you might have a short attention span so I’ll try … Continue reading

  10. Prop 8 – Why Are Mormons Being Targeted?

    Wow, this Prop 8 thing in California has been quite the hot topic lately, and initially I was surprised at how much attention the LDS Church was getting, given that there were plenty of other faiths involved. But upon further … Continue reading

  11. A Question for Evolutionists

    Speaking of evolution, I’ve got a question for those of you who believe that humans descended from apes or cavemen or whoever, in the same evolutionary process by which all other species appear to have originated. This isn’t a contentious, … Continue reading

  12. What do Mormons Believe About Evolution?

    First off, it’s helpful to define what is meant by the term “evolution”. If, by “evolution”, we’re talking about the process of natural selection by which species change due to certain members having advantageous traits, then yes, I think it’s … Continue reading

  13. What do Mormons believe about abortion?

    I just posted this last week, but in researching the LDS Church’s stance on abortion hadn’t found anything definitive about whether Mormons believe life begins at conception or at some other time. Coincidentally enough, the new edition of the LDS … Continue reading

  14. Why don’t Mormons tell it all up front?

    This comment, from another post, is typical of what I have heard from other people: In 1839, Joseph Smith was asked to describe the difference between his religion and the other religions of his day. Smith replied that the primary … Continue reading

  15. What do Mormons mean by the word “testimony”?

    Mormons use the word “testimony” so much that many Mormons don’t realize that nobody else knows quite what they’re talking about. Mormons will say things like “I have a testimony that Joseph Smith was a prophet” or “I have a … Continue reading

  16. Do Mormons baptize dead people?

    Mormons DO NOT dig up the bodies of dead people and baptize them. Perfectly live and healthy members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are baptized in LDS temples on behalf of people who have already died. … Continue reading

  17. Who do Mormons believe is the church of the Lamb of God?

    So if the church of the devil isn’t any specific denomination, is the church of the Lamb of God a specific denomination or not? I don’t know. Maybe somebody else has a reference, but I can’t find anything that states … Continue reading

  18. Who do Mormons believe is the church of the devil?

    In the Book of Mormon it says “Behold there are save two churches only; the one is the church of the Lamb of God, and the other is the church of the devil; wherefore, whoso belongeth not to the church … Continue reading

  19. Do Mormons believe that life begins at conception?

    A former President and Prophet of the LDS Church, Joseph Fielding Smith, taught “The time of quickening is when the mother feels the life of her unborn infant.” In other words, the LDS Church has no official statement on when … Continue reading

  20. Do Mormons believe that Jesus and Satan are brothers?

    Yes, in a sense. Mormons believe that we all lived with God before we were born on this earth. We believe that we were all “spirit children” of God (don’t ask me how God “begat” our spirits, I have no … Continue reading

  21. Are Mormons Protestants?

    Nope. Mormonism is not part of either Protestantism or Catholicism. We actually see Mormonism as being identical to the original church Christ established while on earth, with prophets and apostles, revelation, priesthood authority, temples, etc. We believe that after Christ, … Continue reading

  22. Do Mormons believe they get their own planet after they die?

    This question was put to me by a friend of mine (no, not the one with all the anti-Mormon questions). The answer is a “not really…well, sort of, I guess…well, I guess I can see why people would say that” … Continue reading

  23. Do Mormons believe we lived before this life?

    Yes. Mormons believe in what we call a “pre-mortal existence“. We believe that prior to this life, we lived as spirits with God. As spirits we didn’t have a physical body like we do here, but we had consciousness, could … Continue reading

  24. President Hinckley contradicts Joseph Smith on whether God was a man

    The following is a recent conversation between me and my friend. While it wasn’t quoted in our conversation, the question arises because of a sermon delivered by Joseph Smith and first published on 15 August 1844 called the King Follett … Continue reading