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Five Common Questions About Being LDS and How to Answer Them

Have you ever been asked a question about being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but you weren't quite sure how to answer it? Check out a few of the most commonly asked questions, and read some scripture-based answers that you can use the next time you're asked one of them.

Question #1: Are you Christian?

The short answer: “Yes, absolutely. I believe in God the Father, in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost. I believe that Jesus is my personal Savior, as well as the Savior of the whole earth, and that it is only through His grace that we are able to return to live with Him in heaven.”

The essential points you will want to make are:

1.While we don't believe in the Holy Trinity as a three-in-one being, we believe in the Godhead—God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost as three separate beings, with the first two having bodies.
2.You have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior.
3.You recognize Christ as the Savior of all mankind.
4.You fully understand that it is only through the grace (Atonement) of Jesus Christ that we are able to progress in the next life.

Anything less than these four points will leave you vulnerable to criticism that Latter-day Saints are not Christian. But the good news is that all four of these doctrines are fully embraced by the Church.

SCRIPTURE SUPPORT:

Usually we will want to demonstrate our support of gospel truths with scriptures from the Holy Bible, but, in this case, our best support comes from latter-day scriptures as we make our case for our basic Christianity and that the Book of Mormon is truly a second witness of Jesus Christ. 

2 Nephi 25:26 We talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ . . .

Moroni 10:32 Yea, come unto Christ . . . then is his grace sufficient for you . . .

2 Nephi 33:6 I glory in my Jesus, for he hath redeemed my soul from hell . . .

Doctrine and Covenants 76:22 This is the testimony . . . that we give of him: That he lives!

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