The Correct Name of the Church
    Footnotes

    “The Correct Name of the Church,” Friend, November 2018

    A Conference Message from the Prophet

    The Correct Name of the Church

    Adapted from “The Correct Name of the Church,” Ensign, Nov. 2018, 87–89.

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    What is the correct name of the Church?

    The correct name is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    Who named the Church?

    The Savior, Jesus Christ, did. He said, “For thus shall my church be called in the last days, even The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints” (Doctrine and Covenants 115:4).

    Why is it important to always use the correct name of the Church instead of nicknames like “Mormon” church?

    People who hear the term Mormon may think we worship the prophet Mormon. We don’t! The Savior said, “If [a church] be called in my name then it is my church” (3 Nephi 27:8).

    What does it mean to take Jesus Christ’s name upon us, like it says in the sacrament prayer?

    It means to tell others—through our actions and our words—that Jesus is the Christ!

    What church do you go to?

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    Do you go to the Mormon church?

    That’s a nickname. I go to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You are welcome to come with me—anytime.