What do members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints believe?
The primary beliefs of the LDS church are rooted in Mormonism, and the teachings of its founder, Joseph Smith. With the vast majority of Mormons belonging to the church, they follow the core tenets of the religion but reject some of its fringe components, such as polygamy.
Mormons are a religious group that embrace concepts of Christianity as well as revelations made by their founder, Joseph Smith. The Mormon religion was officially founded in 1830 when The Book of Mormon was published. Mormons primarily belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, or LDS, which is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. However, not all Mormons belong to the LDS, most notably the polygamist sect or fundamentalist LDS. The LDS banned polygamy in 1890. LDS reject the doctrine of the Trinity and instead teach that God the Father, his son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost are three distinct "personages". Family life, good deeds, respect for authority and missionary work are important values in Mormonism.