While surfing the web, I occasionally see where someone questions whether Mormons celebrate holidays such as Christmas. They question this because many don’t think that Mormons are not Christians. This always baffles me, and I want to ask these skeptics if their church has the name of Jesus Christ in it, as does the Mormon church. The Mormons belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Again, how many other churches are named after our Savior?
There are LDS Temples all over the world, and I challenge anyone to drive by a Temple at night during the Christmas season and observe all the lights being displayed. At the Temple in Salt Lake City over a million lights will be displayed on Temple Square alone. There will be displays everywhere on Temple Square with Christmas scenes. Christian Christmas scenes. Yet, while surfing the web, I’ll still see the uninformed saying not to vote for Mitt Romney because he is not a Christian, and that Mormons are not Christian. And some of these uninformed people saying this are ministers of other faiths, whose church does not even bear the name of Jesus Christ. This simply amazes me.
Yes, we who belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints celebrate Christmas just like everyone else. And Thanksgiving, and Easter, and the Fourth of July. Mormons are as Christian as Baptist, Catholics, Lutherans, or any others out there who calls themselves Christian.
Sometimes, I feel like the other Christians are jealous that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is one of the fastest growing churches in the world. And that it is one of the wealthiest churches in the world, primarily because of their belief in tithing. And that they, the other churches, are jealous that they don’t have the name of our Savior in the name of their church. IMHO.