Not too long ago, I was asked many questions about my faith and what I believed. I was asked many questions about the LDS church. These are some of the most common questions I have been asked, and these are my own personal responses to them.
If you have any other questions at all please ask. It is better to at least have an understanding of what each other believe rather than having misunderstandings.
What is the difference between "Mormon" and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints?
Mormons and members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints are one in the same. Many people know us as "Mormons" because of the fact we use the Book of Mormon regularly as scripture.
Does your church practice polygamy?
No. Polygamy has not been practiced in nearly 120 years or so. In 1831 Joseph Smith was called to practice polygamy. It wasn't practiced or discussed openly until 1835 reaching its peak in the 1850's. When polygamy was not needed in the church anymore, it was abandoned.
How did you decide to become a Mormon?
This question takes a little bit more to answer. I was interested in my husband at school. I learned he was a Latter-Day Saint and wasn't sure what that met. I wanted to marry a Christian man that had the same beliefs and ideals that I did. We discussed all kinds of things about theology from our own faiths to others. Many questions I had about my own faith he was able to answer. He set up meetings for me to meet with the missionaries so I could ask more questions. They were able to answer them and they just made sense! I read the Book of Mormon a lot and prayed to know if it was the true word of God or not. I prayed that God would make it clear to me, and he did. Three months later I was baptized.
What is the main difference between The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and Christianity?
The organization of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is a Christian faith. It may not be mainstream, but it is a Christian faith with many of the same Christian theologies as many protestant faiths.
These are the Articles of Faith that state what we believe. This is taken from lds.org.