Watch the video above and talk about it with a friend or mentor.

This lesson provides a brief summary of what Mormons believe and how they live, to help non-Mormons understand how our neighbors think and what matters to them.

Key Points:

  • Mormon Beliefs
  • Is Mormonism a Cult?
  • Mormonism Is a Culture
  • Traits of Mormon Culture

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Talk About It
  1. Watch the video together or invite someone to summarize the topic.
  2. What is your initial reaction to this video? Do you disagree with any of it? What jumped out at you?
  3. How much did you know about Mormon beliefs before you came to Utah? What did you learn that surprised you?
  4. What was the first thing you noticed that was different about Mormon culture compared to where you came from?
  5. How is the Mormon view of God different from the biblical Christian view? How is the Mormon view of salvation different?
  6. What image first comes to mind when you hear the word “cult?” How does that initial mental image relate to Mormonism?
  7. Do you agree or disagree that Mormonism is best understood as a culture instead of a cult, and why?
  8. What are some traits of Mormon culture that you admire? Why?
  9. What are some traits of Mormon culture that you find foreign or objectionable? Why?
  10. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

This is part of the About Mormonism series.