Do Latter-day Saints believe in the Bible and biblical Christianity?
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints accepts and honors the Bible as the word of God. Latter-day Saints believe in and strive to live according to the precepts of the same religion that existed in the church established two thousand years ago by Jesus Christ. They believe the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the restoration of that Church of Jesus Christ, restored by the Savior himself. Latter-day Saints believe, however, that the creeds of the later Christian councils did not accurately preserve the biblical doctrine of God. Members of the restored Church of Jesus Christ do not recognize the authority of these councils to issue binding formulations of doctrine. Latter-day Saints believe that the guidance of the Holy Ghost is necessary in order to correctly understand the scriptures. In interpreting the Bible, Latter-day Saints strive to rely primarily on the Holy Ghost and the spirit of prophecy and revelation. Some people do not understand how pervasive the Bible is in the Latter-day Saint faith and way of life.
Robert L. Millet -
Robert L. Millet has been an associate professor and chairman of the department of Ancient Scripture at Brigham Young University.
Noel B. Reynolds -
Noel B. Reynolds has been a professor of political science at Brigham Young University.