Merry Christmas!

Jesus Christ was born on this earth, lived, and died to save us. We celebrate that each year on this day by coming together as families, and with friends. We exchange gifts, love and joy, and remember what brings true happiness in life.

Merry Christmas to everyone! I hope that 2009 brings you joy and love.

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Do mormons believe Jesus is the Messiah?

This is one question people sometimes ask about mormons: “Do mormons believe Jesus is the Messiah?” The answer is a resounding “yes”. We absolutely believe that Jesus is the Messiah that was prophesied in the Bible and in the Book of mormon, hundreds and even thousands of years before His birth.

Here is a quote from a leader in the Mormon church, speaking at a past general conference of the Mormon church. He says:

Some praise Jesus Christ as the greatest teacher who ever lived, but deny that he is Messiah, Savior, or Redeemer. Some prominent theologians teach that our secularized world needs “a new concept of God,” stripped of the supernatural. They believe that not even a suffering God can help to solve the pain and tragedy of modern man. (See John A. Hardon, Christianity in the Twentieth Century, Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday and Co., 1971, pp. 356, 359.)

What do members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints think of Christ?

Jesus Christ is the Only Begotten Son of God the Eternal Father. He is our Creator. He is our Teacher. He is our Savior. His atonement paid for the sin of Adam and won victory over death, assuring resurrection and immortality for all men.

He is all of these, but he is more. Jesus Christ is the Savior, whose atoning sacrifice opens the door for us to be cleansed of our personal sins so that we can be readmitted to the presence of God. He is our Redeemer.

The Messiah’s atoning sacrifice is the central message of the prophets of all ages. It was prefigured by the animal sacrifices prescribed by the law of Moses, whose whole meaning, one prophet explained, “point[ed] to that great and last sacrifice [of] … the Son of God, yea, infinite and eternal.” (Alma 34:14.)

To me, it is very clear. Jesus Christ is the promised Messiah.

Let me know if you have any questions about the Mormon church, or our belief in Jesus Christ as the savior of the world, the redeemer of all mankind. I’ll be happy to answer any general questions about the mormon church as well, just let me know by clicking on the ask a question link at the top of the page.

Christmas devotional coming, learn about Mormons

There is a Christmas devotional coming up on Dec 7th. If you are curious what the Mormons believe about Christmas, you can watch the mormon Christmas devotional online for free on Dec 7th. The link is here:

Mormon Christmas Devotional Online Webcast

The devotional will be at 6pm Mountain Time on Dec 7th, and I think you’ll be able to watch the re-broadcast at any time, or read the transcript, after the devotional is done.

If you are curious about our recent “general conference”, you can read that online as well. It is a great way to see what the Mormons believe and teach, and you can check it out entirely online. It is available in most major languages.

Mormon General Conference Online

Or, if you have a question about the Mormon church, feel free to ask here. I’m happy to answer any questions I get for people who want to learn about the church!