What Are Some of the Beliefs of Mormons?


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Mormon beliefs and customs include a dedication to Jesus Christ, a belief in the plan of salvation and the restoration of Jesus Christ's ancient gospel, and obedience to the Lord's commandments. The Articles of Faith outline the basic doctrine of the Mormons or the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

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The core of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is reflected in the First Article of Faith that states a belief in God or Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost. The Mormon faith centers around Jesus Christ. Along with this is a belief in obedience to God's commandments that are given through ancient and modern prophets. These commandments include loving the Lord and each other, praying often, studying the Book of Mormon and Holy Bible, and keeping the Ten Commandments.

Another essential part of the Mormon faith is belief in the Plan of Salvation in which Jesus Christ atoned for men's sins so that they can be perfected and return to him. Part of this plan is free agency in which people can learn and grow. Mormons also believe that Jesus Christ's ancient gospel has been restored with Joseph Smith, Jr., in the 1800s. They believe that the restoration was accompanied by the translation and publication of an ancient book of scripture, the Book of Mormon, that chronicles an ancient Christian civilization in America thousands of years ago.

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