Latter-day Christianity

10 Basic Issues

With the rapid and visible growth of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it was inevitable that doctrinal differences would arise between the Latter-day Saints and people of other faiths. Members of the LDS Church profess to be Christians, yet others doubt or do not understand this claim.

The contributors to Latter-day Christianity hope that the 10 essays contained in this full-color, illustrated book will help Latter-day Saints who want to explain their beliefs and will be useful to people outside the LDS Church who want a simple and clear statement of those beliefs. The essays address such topics as whether Latter-day Saints are Christian and what they believe about God, the Bible, personal revelation, human deification, salvation, and proselytization.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • 1. Are Latter-day Saints Christian?
  • 2. What do Latter-day Saints believe about God?
  • 3. Do Latter-day Saints believe in the Bible and biblical Christianity?
  • 4. Does God speak to his children in ways other than through the Bible?
  • 5. Do Latter-day Saints believe that men and women can become gods?
  • 6. What do Latter-day Saints mean when they say that God was once a man?
  • 7. What do Latter-day Saints believe a person must do to be saved?
  • 8. Do the doctrines and practices of the LDS Church change?
  • 9. How do Latter-day Saints believe they should live their lives?
  • 10. Why do Latter-day Saints try to convert others?
  • The Articles of Faith of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
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Publication Information

  • Publication Date: 1998
  • ISBN 13: 978-0934893329
  • Page Count: 55
  • Format: paperback, epub
  • Imprint: FARMS

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