Many people may wonder “Why do my Mormon friends/co-workers/neighbors seem to always be talking about their church or asking if I have questions about faith and God?” You may have questions you’d like to ask us because you’re unsure of the motives. Or, you may not know any Mormons to ask.
This two-minute video explains why we Mormons so freely share messages of our faith. Just as Christ invited his disciples to “come and see,” so do we have a desire to invite those who mean the most to us to simply learn more or find answers to your questions.
Click here to chat live with a representative of the Church if you have questions: http://www.mormon.org/chat
This is a question that I hear occasionally, and am always glad when friends ask me. I think the reason this question comes up is that members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are often referred to as “Mormon.” That “nickname” comes from The Book of Mormon (and quite frankly it’s usually easier to say than the longer, formal name of the Church).
As the official name of the Church suggests, we do consider ourselves Christians. I am a disciple of Jesus Christ and was baptized in His name. We believe in the same Christ that was born in a stable in Bethlehem, the same Christ who raised the dead, healed the sick, and ministered to the poor. The same Christ gave his life for my sins and all of God’s children, and rose on Easter Morning. It is that same living Christ that I look to for salvation, hope and direction.
One of the questions I had when learning about the church was why I never saw a cross in Mormon church buildings. I came to understand that it is because Mormons focus on Christ as a resurrected Being, and it is Him that we worship. This is His church, and it bears his name.