The Mormon Church celebrates the resurrection and therefore Easter, but their celebration of it has a totally different meaning to them than it does to Biblical Christians. They can say they believe in Jesus and the resurrection and that he died for people and rose, but they put totally different meanings into all these terms.
In reality, the Mormon Church believes that the resurrection of Jesus assures everyone will have eternal life. They believe Christ’s atonement erased the consequences of original sin for everyone. However, it is only through the Mormon Church that people can travel the path of exaltation and where men can someday become gods of their own world.
The lessons that follow show the Mormon views of the Atonement and of the Resurrection of Jesus. Thought the same words are used and though both affirm these events happened, the meaning put into the words and events is very different as the lessons that follow explain.
Importance of the distinctions
These distinctions are not minor disagreements about theological issues, but they define the meaning of the death of Jesus and the reality of eternal life for those who trust the real Jesus or eternal disappointment for those who trust a false Jesus and a false interpretation of his death.