What do Mormons believe? A good question. Soon after the founding of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Prophet Joseph Smith wrote thirteen Articles of Faith, which are straightforward statements of basic beliefs in the Mormon Church, many of which set the Mormon Church apart from other religious denominations. In a similar effort we have chosen to divide Mormonism into a few basic groups of beliefs which will help you understand the Church.

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Gospel Principles


Purpose of Life

Nature of God

By reading about Mormon basic beliefs, you can better understand how a foundation both in ancient scriptures and latter-day revelation makes Mormonism what it is today. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is founded on the same principles and doctrines of the Church that Jesus Christ Himself set up when He lived on the Earth. After the death of the Apostles, the authority to lead the Church was lost, and many important doctrines were changed. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, often called the Mormon Church, is Jesus Christ’s Church again established upon the earth. This restoration began through the Prophet Joseph Smith, and revelation continues today.

You can start where you prefer.

You may want to know more about the Church of Jesus Christ itself and its basic Gospel principles, such as faith, baptism, and prayer.

Or you may want to read about what Mormons believe about the Family, and what they see as the Purpose of life and the Nature of God.

The religious experience of Church members is based on a spiritual witness from God that inspires the heart and mind, creating an interpersonal relationship directly with God. The Church’s role is to help aid its members in their quest to follow Christ’s teachings. Therefore, the Church’s core doctrines strive in every instance to align with Christ’s teachings as outlined in the Bible and other sacred scripture, including the Book of Mormon.  Mormonism 101:FAQ, Mormon news.