Many honest and sincere people have asked this question of me, and so I wanted to ensure that I had a post that adequately answered this very appropriate and important question.
The answer is a resounding and emphatic YES!
Yes, we believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that He is the Son of God. We believe that He is our Savior and our Redeemer. We believe that only in, and through, and of Him can we be saved.
This is why our church is called the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is named after him (and not after a man). He is at its center, and at its head; He guides it with his own hands, and it is Him in whom we put our trust.
The Book of Mormon, another testament of Jesus Christ, witnesses of Him. From within its profoundly divine pages can be found references such as the following:
2nd Nephi 25:26: “And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins.”
Mosiah 3:17: “…there shall be no other name given nor any other means whereby salvation can come unto the children of men, only in and through the name of Christ, the Lord Omnipotent.”
We believe in the testimony of the prophets, of both ancient and latter-day, as they witness of Christ…
Doctrine and Covenants 76:22: “And now, after the many testimonies which have been given of him, this is the testimony, last of all, which we give of him: That he lives!
Here is the testimony of a living prophet, on the Lord Jesus Christ, given at this last General Conference.
And meager as it may be in comparison to these powerful witnesses, I add my witness to theirs, that Christ lives, that he is the Son of God, that he is our savior and our redeemer, and that it is through his unthinkable atoning sacrifice our salvation might be made possible, that this is His church, His work, and that most certainly, Mormons are Christian, in both word, and in deed.
For further exploration of this important topic, as well as for focused segmented discussions, please see the post “Mormon Christians“.