2008: Are Mormons Christian? New Web Site and 7-minute Video Say ´Yes´ / American Chronicle

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Salt Lake City, Utah – Are Mormons Christians? A new web site and video presentation launched by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (known as the Mormons) answer that question as they invite people of all faiths who want to learn about, or strengthen their faith in Jesus Christ to judge for themselves.

Of special interest is a 7-minute online video presentation entitled “The Bread of Life.” The moving and inspirational video may be the best 7 minutes ever spent online. There can be no question in the mind of anyone who visits the site and views the beautiful video presentations, reads the inspirational sermons, listens to the music of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, or sees the beautiful artwork – Mormons are Christians.

The web site provides many resources to help people develop and strengthen their faith in Jesus Christ.The new site located at www.JesusChrist.LDS.org took more than a year to design and create, according to project manager Brian Hansbrow in a release sent by the Church. He said the site is designed to give people a deeper understanding of who Jesus Christ is.

It features articles, video clips, artwork, an interactive music page and other sections all focused on the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. Elder Russell M. Nelson, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, said the web site helps to further the work begun by Jesus 2,000 years ago when He sent His Twelve Apostles throughout the world to preach of Him. “In those days they could talk to a few people, here and there,” he said in the release. “In our time, we´ve had radio, television and now we have the Internet. And the Internet is a very excellent way of promoting the word of God.”

The increased discussion in the media for more than a year surrounding the presidential campaigns about whether Mormons are Christians or not, was a major motivating factor that brought about the web site, according to Hansbrow in the release.

Many people are not aware that the word “Mormon” is just a nickname and that the official name of the church is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Mormons believe in and use the Holy Bible and believe it is the word of God, but they also use another book called The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ.

The Book of Mormon is also believed to be the word of God by Latter-day Saints, and comes from the writings of ancient prophets who lived on the American continent. The writings were on gold plates and were translated into the present book by Joseph Smith and published in English in 1830. Members of the Church consider Joseph Smith to be a prophet of God.

The web site is divided into four main sections. “Faith in Christ” provides help to those who wish to learn of Christ and develop their faith in Him. It includes easy-to-read information, beautiful pictures, and links to the scriptures and multimedia resources.

“His Life and Teachings” helps web site visitors to learn more about the life of the Savior and the teachings he gave. It includes sections that describe who Jesus Christ is, the meaning of the Atonement, and what Latter-day Saints believe about Jesus.

The third section of the web site is “Testimonies of Him.” It contains the teachings and testimonies of modern day prophets and apostles who witness to all the world of the reality of Jesus Christ and the Savior of the World and Son of God. This section of the site also contains information on how all people can become a witness of Christ.

The final section of the site is the multimedia portion which contains video presentations that can be viewed online. Each is well produced and of very high quality.

One visit to the new web site should clear up any remaining questions about what Mormons believe – they believe in Christ.


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