Jesus Christ

The Mormon View of Jesus Christ

The Mormon faith centers on Jesus Christ, although there are significant differences between their beliefs and those of orthodox Christianity. Mormons hold many beliefs about Christ seemingly in common with Catholics and Protestants, such as Christ as Son of God, Christ as Savior of humanity, Christ's existence before his birth, Christ predicted by prophets before his birth, the Virgin Birth, the reality of the Crucifixion, and the bodily Resurrection of Christ, yet the Latter-Day saints understand many of these doctrines differently than orthodox Christianity.. [1]

Mormons do not agree with mainstream Christians that Jesus is the eternal Word of God or God himself. In Mormon belief, Jesus was a created spirit and "son of God" before being given a physical body, just like all humans. In the Mormon text "Book of Moses," Satan and Jesus contend for the privilege of taking a body of flesh in order to become the redeemer, with Jesus winning the contest. The spirit of Jesus was then given a body through the Virgin Birth to Mary in Bethlehem. [2]


  1. "Who is Jesus Christ?"
  2. Pearl of Great Price, Book of Moses 4:1-4.

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