As of 2014, there are approximately 15,082,028 Mormons worldwide according to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There are also 29,253 Mormon congregations and over 140 temples.Continue Reading
Joseph Smith founded the Mormon religion in 1830 in the state of New York. The Articles of Faith contain the main concepts and beliefs of Mormons. Some of their beliefs, such as the nature of God, differ from traditional Christian beliefs, but Mormonism is still considered a Christian organization. They observe the Sabbath on Sunday and attend meetings or services for prayers and communion.
Mormons also maintain an extensive missionary program with 83,035 missionaries and 406 missions worldwide. Mormons serve on a voluntary basis in this program which often takes them to different countries where the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is permitted to operate.Learn more about Christianity
The Mormons moved west to escape religious persecution. They moved out west from Ohio, Missouri and Illinois and the west was unsettled and allowed them to freely practice their religious beliefs.Full Answer >
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are commonly referred to as Mormons because they believe in the Bible and another gospel known as the Book of Mormon. The Mormon nickname is also applied to members of the Community of Christ church, Fundamentalist and Reformed Latter-day Saints.Full Answer >
Mormons believe Jesus Christ was resurrected, that he is the son of God and savior of the world and that his atonement permits humanity to be saved from its sins and return to the love and grace of God. They also consider themselves the original New Testament church restored. Also known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the Mormon church believes it was restored through the doctrines presented by the Prophet Joseph Smith, who was born in 1805 in Vermont.Full Answer >
The official website of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints provides an interactive map that shows the locations of LDS meetinghouses around the world. Map applications that come with certain mobile devices can enable the map to automatically zone in on meetinghouses that are in the immediate area.Full Answer >