Mormon beliefs are, more accurately, teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They differ from partial reconstructions of truth; they represent the Savior’s revealed truth in our day, and stand as part of His prophesied restoration of all things after ‘the apostasy’ following His death and the martyrdom of His chosen apostles.
These teachings of Jesus Christ were revealed to the prophet Joseph Smith, the Lord’s First Prophet of the Restoration, and are the same as those taught anciently. Many of these truths had been lost, although we see fractured pieces everywhere today. In His Church, they are present in their full, pure, pristine form, so there is no cloudy or mysterious conception of God, nor of His Son, nor of their teachings. God can reveal Himself to His prophets, and He has done so as in the days of old. He wants us to know Him, so we can strive to be like Him.
Teachings include some of the following principles:
We lived before birth.
We will all be saved in the sense that we will all be resurrected: saved from physical death as a result of Christ’s resurrection.
We may be exalted–live with God and redeemed loved ones forever–if we comply with the rites and ordinances of the Lord (including the sealing of families together forever performed in temples of The Church of Jesus Christ (LDS “Mormon” temples).
There is a living prophet on the earth today. God continues to speak with us personally and collectively. The heavens are open. The cannon is open!
Jesus Christ restored His priesthood authority and keys to the earth again through his authorized resurrected servants, Peter, James, and John, and John the Baptist, who appeared to Joseph Smith and others and conferred that authority!
The Church of Jesus Christ is on the earth again!
We are literally spirit children of Heavenly Parents and are here to develop faith in Jesus Christ and His plan through applied experience, and to return home to live with Him and the redeemed of the human family again.