It always strikes me as odd that there is this misconception out there regarding the beliefs that Mormons do not believe in Jesus Christ. People actually think Joseph Smith is our Savior! And if we really want to enter Heaven, then we must look like this:
The ‘official’ name for the church is: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Not Joseph Smith’s Posse.
Yes, Mormons believe Jesus Christ is God’s Son. We are Christians and believe Jesus is our Savior. We do not replace the Bible with The Book of Mormon. It is also not a prerequisite for women to know how to sew, cook, sing and wear hot pink. If it were, I could not be a member of the Church. (I actually like to sing. However, people prefer that I didn’t.)
Mormons do not believe that only Mormons go to Heaven. There is no “If you’re not Mormon, you’re screwed!” doctrine. I find comfort with that and to be honest, I don’t think I could be a member of this church if that was a doctrinal belief. (Not that the slang term ‘screwed’ would be used to explain doctrine in any official church pamphlet. Felt the need to point that out.)
I’m not writing this to sway anyone to embrace Mormonism. It is an explanation…if you happened to have been curious. As this blog grows with more entries, you’ll be able to pick and choose from the categories. There will be a lot…because, well, I have a lot to say.