In the media over the past few weeks, many people have brought up the question:
Are Mormons Christians?
One has to look no further than the actual name of the Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My knowledge of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has come from studying the Bible (which includes both the Old Testament and New Testament), the Book of Mormon, and the words of living prophets.
My testimony is founded in the true doctrine that Jesus is the Christ. He is our Lord and Savior and Redeemer. He was born of a virgin mother, Mary. He is the literal son of our Heavenly Father. He walked this earth healing the sick, raising the dead, and teaching others the way to return to our Heavenly Father. He suffered for our sins in the Garden of Gethsemane. He was scourged, beaten, and crucified on a cross. He was buried in a tomb, and rose on the third day. He appeared to His apostles.
To me, having this knowledge means that I can overcome death and be resurrected, just as He was and have the opportunity, despite my sinful nature, to live in the presence with my Father in Heaven. Each of us has mistakes, even sins; we slip up on a daily basis, but if we are willing to repent, to change our lives, our attitudes, and become new on a daily basis, we can become like our Savior Jesus Christ and inherit eternal life.