As of 2014, there are approximately 15,082,028 Mormons worldwide according to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There are also 29,253 Mormon congregations and over 140 temples.Know More
Joseph Smith founded the Mormon religion in 1830 in the state of New York. The Articles of Faith contain the main concepts and beliefs of Mormons. Some of their beliefs, such as the nature of God, differ from traditional Christian beliefs, but Mormonism is still considered a Christian organization. They observe the Sabbath on Sunday and attend meetings or services for prayers and communion.
Mormons also maintain an extensive missionary program with 83,035 missionaries and 406 missions worldwide. Mormons serve on a voluntary basis in this program which often takes them to different countries where the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is permitted to operate.Learn more about Christianity
The official website of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints provides an interactive map that shows the locations of LDS meetinghouses around the world. Map applications that come with certain mobile devices can enable the map to automatically zone in on meetinghouses that are in the immediate area.Full Answer >
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are commonly referred to as Mormons because they believe in the Bible and another gospel known as the Book of Mormon. The Mormon nickname is also applied to members of the Community of Christ church, Fundamentalist and Reformed Latter-day Saints.Full Answer >
As of 2014, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints had 143 temples in operation in more than 40 different countries around the globe. In addition, there were another 14 temples currently under construction and three more that were closed for renovations.Full Answer >
Although some Christian denominations have labeled Mormonism as a cult due to the amount of deviation in Mormon beliefs from traditional Christian beliefs, there is nothing within the professed beliefs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that matches the classic characteristics of a cult. It is possible that some radical sects of Mormonism may be classified as cults.Full Answer >