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“Mormons” Are Christians

on October 31, 2012

Some people call The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and its members “Mormon” because we beleave in the Book of Mormon but the Church never officially embraced the label “Mormon” because it confuses some people into supposing that a “Mormon” is not a Christian. That a “Mormon” is a type of Christian is quite obvious to any person who sincerely studies the Book of Mormon. After all the book says

And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins. (2 Nephi 25:26)

Also note that in the teaching of Brigham Young that we quote in our earlier post, If the Infidel Has Got Truth, that President Young repeatedly put the word “Mormonism” in quotation marks.

“Mormonism,” so-called, embraces every principle pertaining to life and salvation, for time and eternity. No matter who has it. If the infidel has got truth it belongs to “Mormonism.” The truth and sound doctrine possessed by the sectarian world, and they have a great deal, all belong to this Church. As for their morality, many of them are , morally, just as good as we are. All that is good, lovely, and praisemorthy belongs to this Church and Kingdom. “Mornonism” includes all truth. There is no truth but what belongs to the Gospel. It is life, eternal life; it is bliss; it is the fulness fo all things ….” (Brigham Young, Quoted in Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Brigham Young, p 16)

While “Mormon” is a commonly used term to refer to a Latter Day Saint, it was not regarded as an officially correct term in President Young’s time in the 1800s and it is not an officially correct term today.

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