Mormon, also known as Latter-day Saints (LDS), is a religious movement that was founded in the United States during the 19th century by Joseph Smith Jr. The movement takes its name from the Book of Mormon, which is considered a holy text alongside the Bible. The religion emphasizes the concept of continuing revelation, which means that God can communicate with humanity through modern prophets and leaders. Mormons consider Jesus Christ to be a central figure in their faith and believe in his divinity. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints encourages its members to strive for personal and spiritual growth, as well as strong family values. Mormons place great importance on family bonds and actively engage in genealogical research to perform religious ceremonies for deceased ancestors.