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...

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...

Textual Criticism

Textual Criticism Textual criticism is a branch of textual scholarship, philology, and literary criticism that is concerned with the identification of textual variants in either manuscripts or printed books. Scribes can make alterations when copying manuscripts by hand.[1] Given a manuscript copy, several or many copies, but not the original...

Book of Moses

Book of Moses *Not to be confused with Five Books of Moses or Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses. The Book of Moses, dictated by Joseph Smith, is part of the scriptural canon for some in the Latter Day Saint movement. The book begins with the “Visions of Moses,” a prologue to the story of the creation and the fall of...

Word of Wisdom of LDS

What Is “Word of Wisdom”? The “Word of Wisdom” is the common name of a section of the Doctrine and Covenants,[1] a book considered by many churches within the Latter Day Saint movement to consist of revelations from God. It is also the name of a health code based on this scripture, practiced most strictly by The Church of Jesus Christ of...

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...

The Book Of Abraham

The Book Of Abraham The Book of Abraham is a 1835 work produced by Joseph Smith[1] that he said was based on Egyptian papyri purchased from a traveling mummy exhibition. According to Smith, the book was “a translation of some ancient records … purporting to be the writings of Abraham,...

Joseph Smith Translation Of The Bible

Joseph Smith Translation Of The Bible The Joseph Smith Translation (JST), also called the Inspired Version (IV), was a revision of the Bible by Joseph Smith, the founder of the Latter Day Saint movement. Smith considered this work to be “a branch of his calling” as a prophet. Smith was...

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...

Joseph Smith—History

Joseph Smith—History Joseph Smith—History (abbreviated JS–H) is a book in the Pearl of Great Price that contains an autobiographical record of some of the early events in Joseph Smith’s life. It is part of the canonized Standard Works of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). The...

Joseph Smith—Matthew

Joseph Smith—Matthew Joseph Smith—Matthew (abbreviated JS–M) is a book in the Pearl of Great Price, a scriptural text used by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and other Latter Day Saint denominations. Joseph Smith—Matthew consists of Joseph Smith, Jr.’s “retranslation” of portions of the Gospel of...

LDS Edition of The Bible

LDS Edition of The Bible The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) publishes editions of the Bible in English and Spanish that it encourages its members to use. The text of the LDS Church’s English-language Bible is the Authorized King James Version and the church’s Spanish-language Bible...

Pearl Of Great Price (Mormonism)

Pearl Of Great Price (Mormonism) The Pearl of Great Price is part of the standard works of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church; see also Mormonism) and some other Latter Day Saint denominations. The first paragraph of the Introductory Note in the LDS edition of the...

Standard Works

Standard Works 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. Holy Bible (King James version)[1] The Book of Mormon, subtitled since 1981“Another Testament of Jesus...

Problems With Book Of Mormon

Problems With Book Of Mormon In these “latter days,” there are few people who haven’t been visited at least once by Mormon missionaries. At some point in your doorstep dialogue, these earnest young men will ask you to accept a copy of the Book of Mormon, read it, and pray...

Book Of Mormon

Book of Mormon The Book of Mormon is a sacred text of the Latter Day Saint movement, which adherents believe contains writings of ancient prophets who lived on the American continent from approximately 2200 BC to AD 421.[1][2] It was first published in March 1830 by Joseph Smith as The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of...

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