About the Church

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was founded in 1830 by the Prophet Joseph Smith. Members of the Church (commonly called “Mormons“) believe in salvation through Jesus Christ. They cultivate faith in and a testimony of Him and His Mission, including the Atonement. All else they believe in points to salvation in Christ. The stated mission of the Church is to invite all to come unto Christ. This is accomplished as individuals exercise agency (the freedom to choose) to make right choices to be obedient to God and His will, as revealed through His prophets.

Members of the Church believe many doctrines. Among them:

  • Jesus Christ is the Savior of the World and the Son of God
  • God calls prophets to reveal His will and speak for Him, in the Biblical tradition
  • God, in following the Biblical pattern, may reveal to the humble, sincere seeker of truth the verity of a prophet’s calling and teachings through the Holy Ghost
  • Man is blessed for obedience to God’s commandments, both through ancient scripture and modern prophets

See the Recommended Religious Readings page.