What do Mormons believe?
Here's the answer:
Mormons believe in God, but he’s not the same God of the Bible.
Mormons believe that they are Christians. They sound like Christians when they talk about God, Jesus, and the Bible. But while Mormons call themselves Christians, they’re not.
Instead of just believing in one God, as the Bible teaches, Mormons believe that they can become gods if they live good lives. Mormons also talk about Jesus, but he’s not the same Jesus we know from the Bible. The Bible says that Jesus has always existed, but Mormons believe that Jesus was born in heaven as a child of God.
Mormons do believe that Jesus died on a cross, but not for the same reason that Christians believe it. The Bible tells us that Jesus died on the cross to pay for our sins and give us eternal life. Mormons believe Jesus only died on the cross so that we could rise from the dead, but we still have to live good lives to pay for our own sins. It’s a good thing Jesus died for our sins, because we could never be good enough to pay for our own sins!
Mormons have the Bible, but it’s not their most important book. Instead, they mainly read the Book of Mormon. This is a book that Mormons say was given to their founder by angels, and that it teaches new things about Jesus and God that the Bible doesn’t. But the Bible says that even if angels from heaven come down and try to change the message of Jesus, we shouldn’t listen (Galatians 1:8)! The Bible is the only book that is God’s true Word.
Even though Mormons believe different things, we’re still supposed to love them and be kind to them. Maybe God will even use you to tell a Mormon about who He really is!
"Israel, listen to me. The LORD is our God. The LORD is the one and only God" (Deuteronomy 6:4).
"In the beginning, the Word (Jesus) was already there. The Word was with God, and the Word was God" (John 1:1).