The LDS say that the time in which we live in is referred to by Bible prophets as the last days or latter days. They believe the Lord’s kingdom has once again been established on the earth, preparatory to the Second Coming of the Messiah. This is, why the LDS Church is named“The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.”
In the Book of Mormon, when Jesus appeared in the Western Hemisphere to the Nephites, He instructed that His church be called in His name. 3 Nephi 27:8-9 says,
“And how be it my church save it be called in my name?”
And in 3 Nephi 26:21 Jesus revealed the name of his church to the Nephites, saying
“And they who were baptized in the name of Jesus were called the church of Christ.”
But it seems that it took a while for the Mormon Church to settle on an official title for its name. Did you know that it had a least three different names over an eight-year period?