The main thing that makes Mormonism different than other Christian churches is our belief in a Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. When Jesus lived on Earth, he suffered and died for our sins and was resurrected, overcoming sin and death for our sake. In order to help people follow His teachings and be saved, He established a Church, calling 12 Apostles to guide the people after His ascension.
However, eventually, people fell away from the truth, as prophesied, and killed the Prophets and Apostles. Without authorized leadership for the Church, teachings and ordinances were distorted, lost, or corrupted. This is why there are so many churches today teaching different doctrines while professing to believe in the same gospel.
Because God loves us, he once again called Prophets and Apostles to restore Christ's original church. The first of these prophets was Joseph Smith, who received a personal visit from God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ who called him to re-establish Christ's church on the earth. Today, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (nicknamed Mormons) is that church and is led by a living prophet and 12 living prophets.
If you want to learn more about Mitt Romney's religion, now is your chance. The Prophet and the 12 Apostles of the Church will be addressing the world in a special conference this weekend. You can watch it online at gc.lds.org.
There are 4 major sessions at the following times:
- Saturday (10/6) from 10am to noon MST
- Saturday (10/6) from 2pm to 4pm MST
- Sunday (10/7) from 10am to noon MST
- Sunday (10/7) from 2pm to 4pm MST