6 Reasons Why It's Important to Call The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Its Full Name

"As the Church grows across boundaries, cultures and languages, the use of the revealed name, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Doctrine and Covenants 115:4), is increasingly important in our responsibility to proclaim the name of the Savior throughout all the world," President Nelson shared in a letter regarding the name of the Church. 

On Aug. 16, the Church released a statement from President Russell M. Nelson regarding the correct usage of the name of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

This is a subject that has come up repeatedly for several years in the age of shortening names and referring to nicknames. Here are six references to what Apostles, prophets and the scriptures have said about the name of the Church.

1.Elder M. Russell Ballard: "The Importance of a Name"

"The Savior's name is the only name under heaven by which man can be saved," then-Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said during general conference in October 2011. "The Lord Jesus Christ knew how important it was to clearly name His Church in these latter days."

Members should teach and uphold that the name of the Church "is known by the name of the Lord Jesus Christ." 

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