Thank you for visiting the site. Now that you have learned a little more about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (mistakenly referred to as the Mormon Church by the media or those unfamiliar with the full name), you may be wondering if you are allowed to attend worship services at a local Latter-day Saint meeting house. Absolutely you are. Friends of all faiths are cordially invited to visit a Latter-day Saint meetinghouse to attend worship services.
One thing that you will notice when attending Latter-day Saint worship services is that another volume of scripture called The Book of Mormon is used in teaching. It is because of the use of this sacred volume of scriptures that is available to us in our day that friends of other faiths have coined the nickname “Mormon” for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and thus, the Church is often referred to as The “Mormon Church.” It should be noted that Latter-day Saints do not use The Book of Mormon as a replacement for the Holy Bible, but rather, they believe and teach that the Holy Bible and The Book of Mormon are the Word of God. They further believe that both are testaments of the Lord Jesus Christ, His ministry, and His infinite love for His children.
Another thing that you will learn is that Latter-day Saints do not worship Mormon who was actually a prophet in The Book of Mormon, nor do they worship Joseph Smith, the first prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ. The name of the Church – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – is a testimony of the fact that Latter-day Saints believe and teach that it is the Lord’s Church and it is He whom they worship. Scripture recorded in The Book of Mormon in 2 Nephi 25:26-27 adequately summarizes what Latter-day Saints believe and teach:
And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins. Wherefore, we speak concerning the law that our children may know the deadness of the law; and they, by knowing the deadness of the law, may look forward unto that life which is in Christ, and know for what end the law was given. And after the law is fulfilled in Christ, that they need not harden their hearts against him when the law ought to be done away.
You might enjoy the video below, if you’re planning on attending worship services at a local Latter-day Saint meetinghouse. It gives a casual, but helpful snapshot, so that you will know what to expect. Then, to locate a meetinghouse near you, please follow this Meetinghouse Locator link, and use the “Back” button on your browser to return to this site or page.