Common Questions about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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Christian Beliefs

Are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Christians?
Do you believe in the Trinity?
Do you believe in Jesus?
What happens after we die?
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Why don’t you call yourselves Mormons?
What is it like to be part of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?
Why don’t you drink alcohol or coffee?
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Church Services

When are your church services?
What are church services like?
What should I wear to church?
Will everyone know I’m a visitor?
Will I have to participate at church?
Will I be asked to donate money at church?
Can I bring my children?
Would someone like me be welcome at church?
Do women hold leadership positions in the Church?
Why do I need organized religion?
What is general conference?

Church History

How did The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints start?
How can I read what modern-day prophets and apostles have said?
How are Church leaders chosen?

The Bible and Book of Mormon

Do you believe in the Bible?
Why do I need the Book of Mormon if I already have the Bible?
Who wrote the Book of Mormon?
What is the Book of Mormon about?

Temples and Marriage

How is a temple different from a regular church building?
Can I go inside a temple?
What happens in temples?
What are baptisms for the dead?
What are temple weddings like?
Why do you wear special underclothing?
Can Latter-day Saints marry people from other religions?


What do missionaries do?
Is everyone required to go on a mission?
Why do you call people by titles like Elder, Sister, or Brother?


Do I need to be baptized?
Do I need to be baptized again if I was already baptized in a different church?
How do I join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?
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