As members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it is our blessing and privilege to worship Jesus Christ. But many who criticize say that we worship a “different” Jesus. This page is designed to create an understanding of the Jesus that we worship and love.
In 2000, the leaders of the Church published a document entitled The Living Christ, explaining in detail our beliefs in the Savior. To read the document, click here.
Under the direction of the Father, Jesus Christ created the earth that we live on.
“God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets. Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds.” -Hebrews 1:1-2
The Miracle Birth
We believe that Christ was born of of the virgin Mary, in humble circumstances.
“And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.” -Luke 2:7
We believe that Christ suffered for us in the Garden of Gethsemane.
“And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him. And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt.” -Mark 14:35-36
Following Gethsemane, Christ was lifted up on a cross between two thieves.
“And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha: Where they crucified him, and two other with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst.” -John 19:17-18
“And he will take upon him death, that he may loose the bands of death which bind his people; and he will take upon him their infirmities, that his bowels may be filled with mercy, according to the flesh, that he may know according to the flesh how to succor his people according to their infirmities.” -Alma 7:12 (Book of Mormon)
3 days later, He came forth from the tomb a resurrected being.
“And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.” -Matthew 28:5-6
Visiting His “Other Sheep”
We also believe that after His resurrection, Christ appeared to a group of people on the ancient American continent.
“And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.” -John 10:16
“And it came to pass that he stretched forth his hand and spake unto the people, saying: Behold, I am Jesus Christ, whom the prophets testified shall come into the world.” -3 Nephi 11:9-10 (Book of Mormon)
He Will Come Again
We also believe that Christ will come again in all His glory, ushering in the Millennium.
“This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.” -Acts 1:11
“And now, I would commend you to seek this Jesus of whom the prophets and apostles have written, that the grace of God the Father, and also the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost, which beareth record of them, may be and abide in you forever. Amen.” -Ether 12:41 (Book of Mormon)
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