Mormonism

Mormonism And Women

Mormonism And Women The status of women in Mormonism has been a source of public debate since before the death of Joseph Smith in 1844. Various denominations within the Latter Day Saint movement have taken different paths on the subject of women and their role in the church and in society. Views range from the full equal...

Degrees of Glory

Degrees of Glory In Latter-day Saint theology and cosmology, there are three degrees of glory (alternatively, kingdoms of glory) which are the ultimate, eternal dwelling place for nearly all who lived on earth after they are resurrected from the spirit world. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believe that...

History of The Latter Day Saint Movement

History of The Latter Day Saint Movement The Latter Day Saint movement is a religious movement within Christianity that arose during the Second Great Awakening in the early 19th century and that led to the set of doctrines, practices, and cultures called Mormonism, and to the existence of numerous Latter Day Saint churches....

Plan of Salvation in Latter Day Saints

Plan of Salvation in Latter Day Saints According to doctrine of the Latter Day Saint movement, the plan of salvation (also known as the plan of happiness) is a plan that God created to save, redeem, and exalt humankind, through the atonement of Jesus Christ. The elements of this plan are drawn from...

Baptism for The Dead

Baptism for The Dead Baptism for the dead, vicarious baptism or proxy baptism today commonly refers to the religious practice of baptizing a person on behalf of one who is dead—a living person receiving the rite on behalf of a deceased person. Baptism for the dead is best known as a doctrine of the Latter Day Saint movement,...

Mormonism

What Is Mormonism? Mormonism is the predominant religious tradition of the Latter Day Saint movement of Restorationist Christianity started by Joseph Smith in Western New York in the 1820s and 30s. The word Mormon originally derived from the Book of Mormon, a religious text published by Smith, which he said he translated from golden plates with divine assistance. The book describes itself as a...

Exaltation in Mormonism

Exaltation in Mormonism Exaltation or Eternal Life is a belief among members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) that mankind can return to live in God’s presence and continue as families.[1] Exaltation is believed to be what God desires for all humankind. The Church teaches that through exaltation believers may become joint-heirs with...

The Philosophy Of Mormonism

The Philosophy Of Mormonism CHAPTER I In this attempt to treat the philosophy of “Mormonism” it is assumed that no discussion of Christianity in general nor of the philosophy of Christianity is required. The “Mormon” creed, so far as there is a creed professed by the Latter-day Saints, is pre-eminently...

Moroni (Book of Mormon Prophet)

Moroni (Book of Mormon Prophet) Moroni, according to the Book of Mormon, was the last Nephite prophet, historian, and military commander who lived in the Americas in the late fourth and early fifth centuries. He is later known as the Angel Moroni, who presented the golden plates to Joseph Smith, who translated the plates upon which the...

God in Mormonism

God in Mormonism In orthodox Mormonism, the term God generally refers to the biblical God the Father, whom Latter-day Saints sometimes call Elohim,[1] and the term Godhead refers to a council of three distinct divine persons consisting of God the Father, Jesus (His firstborn Son, whom Latter-day Saints sometimes call Jehovah), and the Holy Ghost (Holy Spirit). Latter-day Saints believe that the Father,...

Latter Day Saint Views on Mary

Latter Day Saint Views on Mary The Latter Day Saint movement teaches that Mary was the mother of Jesus, whose father was God the Father. Latter Day Saints affirm the virgin birth of Jesus[1] but reject the Roman Catholic traditions of the Immaculate Conception, the perpetual virginity of Mary, and her assumption. They also believe that the brothers of Jesus were her and Joseph’s biological...

Angel Moroni

Angel Moroni Moroni is thought by Latter Day Saints to be the same person as a Book of Mormon prophet-warrior named Moroni, who was the last to write in the golden plates. The book states that Moroni buried them before he died after a great battle between two pre-Columbian civilizations. After he died, he became...

Mormonism’s Sacred Texts

Mormonism’s Sacred Texts The standard works of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) are the four books that currently constitute its open scriptural canon, due to the LDS belief in continuous revelation. Main Articles: Latter Day Saint Canons, Standard Work, LDS Edition of the Bible, Joseph Smith...

History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints The history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) is typically divided into three broad time periods: the early history during the lifetime of Joseph Smith, Jr. which is in common with all Latter Day Saint...

Other The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Sects

Latter Day Saint Canons

Latter Day Saint Canons Other The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Sects Canons of various Latter Day Saint denominations diverge from the LDS Standard Works. For instance, the Bickertonite sect believes that the New Testament scriptures contain a true description of the church as established by Jesus Christ. Both the...

Fast Sunday, Fasting in Mormonism

Fast Sunday, Fasting in Mormonism Fast Sunday (previously Fast Day) is a Sunday set aside by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) for fasting by its members. On Fast Sunday, a fast and testimony meeting is held by local congregations of the LDS Church. Overview On Fast Sunday, church members are encouraged to fast for two...

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