The name "Mormon" is now a thing of the past within the Latter-Day Saints (LDS) church, the Christian Headlines website reports today (October 10, 2018).
Russell M. Nelson, president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, told members on October 7 to stop using the term "Mormon" or other nicknames, two days after the Mormon Tabernacle Choir announced it is changing its name to the "Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square."
There has been controversy over the denomination's theology since it was founded in 1830.
R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, said mormonism has key differences from historical Christianity. "The Mormon doctrine of God does not correspond to the Christian doctrine of the Trinity (one God in three eternal persons) and develops its own doctrine of God..." he wrote.