A Mormon is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Although they are popularly known as Mormons (due to one of the scripts they use called the Book of Mormon), the name by which they identify is latter-day saints or LDS. The Mormons, according as they are known at present there since 1830, when the LDS Church was established as a religious organization.
As the name of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Mormon faith is centered in Jesus Christ and their worship is to God the Father in the name of the Son. They consider the Father as a loving and just be who you want to guide their children to return to live with him in a heavenly kingdom, and Jesus Christ as the being who gave his life for human beings, for them to repent of their sins and be clean to go to the kingdom of God. Jesus Christ would be the only mediator between God and men. They believe in the Holy Spirit, as being that enables communication between the Father and his children, who reveals the truth of all things and who guides men to do good . They believe that both the Father and the Son have bodies of flesh and bones, but perfect, while the Holy Spirit is a spiritual being that its influence may dwell in people.
Mormons also believe in the Plan of Salvation. This means that all living human beings before God in a pre-earth life. In that place would have been only spirits, but God, with a tangible body, as He wanted them to be, so it prepared a plan. Those who accepted the plan would be sent to earth to get a body and face different experiences that would grow and perfect. Those who did not accept, that would be one third of the spiritual sons of God, have been expelled from that place with Satan without the possibility of a body or earthly experience. Once on land, people must act on faith and follow the commandments of God to return to his kingdom, but this time as perfect beings. That would be fulfilled through the sacrifice of Jesus Christs resurrection gives with perfect bodies and immortal, and forgiveness, if people do their part.
Are also very important to the Mormon prophets. Would the men chosen by God to act on its behalf and to teach people. To do this, should have the priesthood, which is the power and authority that God given the man to act on their behalf. First Adam, and later others such as Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Moses, etc.. The prophetic role would have continued to Jesus Christ and the Apostles who were persecuted and killed. At that time, God could take away its authority, because of the sins of the people. The spiritual darkness would have continued until 1820, God called Joseph Smith as a new prophet, after centuries without them, and gave him the authority to restore the early Church of Jesus Christ with prophets and apostles. To date there have been 16 prophets from Joseph Smith, the current prophet and president of the LDS Church is Thomas S. Monson, with two counselors and 12 apostles.
A Mormon is governed by the teachings of the prophets, past and present, and also four books considered sacred: the Bible, the Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants and the Pearl of Great Price. Of these, the Book of Mormon is the one that represents them, but believe that these books are one. For them, the Book of Mormon is the keystone of their religion, to prove the truthfulness of the LDS Church as the Church headed by Jesus Christ today. In fact, constantly invite everyone to read the book and ask God if that book is true for prayer.
Mormons meet on Sundays, which is the Sabbath. On this day, try to devote their actions to God, attending church, doing service, sharing as a family, visiting sick. Every Sunday performed the sacrament, recalling Jesus Christ with bread and water. The Lords Supper is the main thing all day resting and preparing all week to participate in it with dignity.
The dignity of so-called LDS, you get to keep the commandments. In addition to the 10 commandments, commandments that follow are typical: the word of wisdom, commandment given in the Doctrine and Covenants as a revelation to the Prophet Joseph Smith, which teaches that the body is a temple of God and therefore, prevent any substance impure and harmful to the body as smoking, alcohol, coffee, tea, and harmful drugs. Furthermore, they promote the sport and good sleep. There is also the payment of tithes commandment given in Malachi 3:8-11, which teaches to give 10% of the income of a person. This money is dealing for the construction of shrines and temples, their maintenance, the various materials used and gifts, etc.. The tithe is not to be occupied by any member of the Church, whether leader or not, as this is a serious offense that requires excommunication. To help those in need, Mormons fast once a month, abstaining from all food and liquid for 24 hours. In addition to fast, there is a fast offering equivalent to what a person saved by fasting or whatever you want to. The fasting, tithes and other offerings, are made privately with the local leader. Also, it is very important to Mormons, support their respective governments and enforce the laws of their countries.
Finally, something that characterizes the Mormon marriage is. He is considered the most sacred commandment, which allows them to reach the top after this life. To do this, Mormons are prepared to live the law of chastity, which teaches no sex outside the legal bonds of marriage. Also, do not view pornography or participate in any activity that promotes sex before marriage or with other people that are not married. After a civil marriage, the Mormons made a very sacred ceremony is performed in the temples, which are the most sacred buildings for SUD. In the temple marriage sealed for eternity, to meet again after death. One of the strongest lessons of the Mormons is to strengthen the family. They believe it is the pillar of society and the best shelter against evil. So get used to conduct prayers as a family, read the scriptures together and do many activities such as Family Home Evening, which take place every Monday or once a week, to talk, teach each other, cooking, fun, etc.
The Mormon, or latter-day saints, believed in baptism by immersion, or plunging into the water, from the age of 8 years. Typically, conference centers and chapels, baptismal fonts are supplied where performed the ceremony. Currently, more than 13 million people are Mormons, ie belong to the LDS Church, in nearly all countries in the world.