Central to my life as a Mormon is my belief in the Savior, Jesus Christ. Mormons believe in and reverence Christ as the Son of God. He is our perfect example of how to live. We strive to live as He did, with charity and love for all men. He makes it possible for us to be free from our sins, to change, improve and find peace and happiness in life. Through His atoning sacrifice in behalf of all mankind, he bought our sins, so to speak, so that with His help we can all be saved***.
My most cherished belief as a Mormon is that Jesus is our Savior. I believe that through Him, every wrong and injustice is and will be corrected. I believe that He, together with God, knows our every thought, pain, joy and struggle. I know that He is there for me when I pray for help. It is amazing. It is not something that you can see, but it’s true. I think that many people miss the peace that the Savior offers because it is so incredibly simple. All you need is faith and a prayer. I know that the Lord has answered my many prayers, many times, in many different ways—but always with the same feeling of peace.
I like this video about a ex-drug dealer finding peace and happiness and a different version of herself through Jesus Christ.
People wonder if Mormons are Christians. Joseph Smith said, “The fundamental principles of our religion are the testimony of the Apostles and Prophets, concerning Jesus Christ, that He died, was buried, and rose again the third day, and ascended into heaven; and all other things which pertain to our religion are only appendages to it.”
If you would like to learn more about Mormons as Christians, feel free to visit the official Latter-day Saint website http://jesuschrist.lds.org.
*** I’d like to note that as a Mormon, I don’t generally use the term “saved”, but I use it here on this blog in an effort to use jargon that everyone could relate to. Usually, I would say that through Jesus Christ we can all return home to our Father in Heaven. That is what I believe being saved is. It is returning home to God, who is the Father of our immortal spirits, with a conscious clean from guilt, together with our loved ones.