I’m not sure what people mean when they say that Mormons aren’t Christians. I was raised in a Southern Baptist church, and we called ourselves Christians because we followed Christ. Has that definition changed? We worshiped Him, praised Him, and believed that He was God’s only begotten son.

Born of Mary, the babe of Bethlehem grew to maturity and at about age 30, He identified himself to the woman at the well (John 4: 25-26) and spent the next three years teaching, healing the sick, raising the dead, performing miracles, and sharing parables that are both simple and profound. As Peter said, He “went about doing good.” (Acts 10:38). He’s our Savior and Redeemer, the Prince of Peace, the great Emmanuel, the Holy One of Israel. He loved us so much that he died for us, and even at the point of death asked His Father (and ours) to “forgive them; for they know not what they do.” (Luke 23: 34)

Christ said “Follow thou me.” That’s what Christians do, and I’m a Christian. And I’m a Mormon.