I'm 13 and want to be mormon. What do I do?
I have a couple of friends who are mormon and we had to do a school project on Mormonism, I am originally a Methodist but never really been to church. I don't even really know our beliefs. I learned the mormon beliefs and agreed with them. My family is Methodist and I want to be mormon. What should I do and what are the main differences between them. Please help. Thanks in advance:)
- Anonymous8 years agoFavorite Answer
Ask your friends who are mormon about joining the church. They'll be thrilled, believe me, and very willing to help. You'll probably go through a few discussions with the missionaries before being baptized.
Your parents do have a final say in it beforre you turn 18, though, but I don't think they'd see it as a problem and veto the idea, as long as they aren't misinformed. You could even invite them to have missionary disscussions with you.
Being a member of the church has been a great blessing in my life. I can't say that my life has ever been easy, but I know it will all be worthwhile in the end.
Also, ignore the bigots who answered this question(the ones who say we're a cult). They have no idea what they're talking about.
- Anonymous8 years ago
It is great that you want to get closer to God, but please let me make a recommendation if I may.
How about if you make an agreement with your friends to explore the truth about God and Mormonism? Tell them that you would be willing to hear what they have to say and analyze their literature if they are in turn willing to have a look at and discuss with you things that seem to indicate that Mormonism is a false religion that was fabricated by a false prophet. If they only want to show you what they have to offer and are unwilling to listen to and answer competing views, it should show you how much interest they really have in finding the truth. I think that you should go for it, but only on those conditions. So, research all that you can, but look at all sides of the argument. It also might be a good idea for you to discuss some of this with your parents and/or with a person of strong faith in your church.
Here are some websites where you can look at Mormon literature and apologetics:
Here are some sites where you can read about competing views:
Here is a site that is sort of in the middle:
If you would like to speak to a committed Christian that has extensively studied Mormonism, please feel free to contact me. We can talk about Christianity in general, church history, Mormonism, or anything else that you have on your mind. I'd be more than happy to share with you some things that you might want to speak about with your friends, or even better, tell you how to get to know Christ better.
May God bless you.
- PubliusLv 78 years ago
Just start inviting the nicer ones over after school for study groups and class projects. Once your parents feel comfortable with them, then ask if you can start visiting them at church. Until you are 18, however, your parents do have the final say.
Don't listen to the people who ask the fox's advice on henhouse security. We are no more ferocious than average, and our religion is Christianity after all, even though lots of misanthropes like to deny it.
Good luck, and God bless you.
- 8 years ago
Mormonism isn't Christian. It starts with Christian beliefs and the Bible, and then changes them and adds another book that was written in the 1800's. Its leaders like Joseph Smith, the founder, have been wrong about a lot, too, when the Bible says a true prophet is never wrong. Here is more information about it:
If you really want to know about Jesus Christ, a good place to begin is the New Testament in the Bible. The New Testament is just for Christians and it shows Jesus to be God's Son, the Savior of the world, who died for our sins. When we accept Him as our Savior, God no longer counts our sins against us (2 Corinthians 5:19).
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- KerryLv 78 years ago
Talk to your parents and gain their permission. Talk to thee missionaries.
Mormonism is the most Christ-centered church on earth, and you will draw closer to Christ than any other way.Source(s): Lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- 8 years ago
Talk to Mormon Missionaries. They will teach you about what we believe.Source(s): Me. I am proud to be a mormon!
- MichaelLv 68 years ago
Whatever you do don't become a Mormon.
- †Archangel TJ†Lv 68 years ago
oh mormon is a cult. dangerous cult. good luck.
- G3 GirlLv 48 years ago
get a frontal lobotomy