The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Henotheism

What is Henotheism? Henotheism (meaning ‘one god’) is the worship of a single god while not denying the existence or possible existence of other deities.[1][2] Friedrich Schelling (1775–1854) coined the word, and Friedrich Welcker (1784–1868) used it to depict primitive monotheism among ancient Greeks.[3] Max Müller (1823–1900), a German philologist and orientalist, brought the term into wider usage in his...

Anointing of the sick

Anointing Of The Sick

Anointing Of The Sick Anointing of the sick, known also by other names, is a form of religious anointing or “unction” for the benefit of a sick person. It is practiced by many Christian churches and denominations. Anointing of the sick was a customary practice in many civilizations, including among the ancient Greeks and early Jewish communities....

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,...

Doctrine And Covenants

Doctrine and Covenants The Doctrine and Covenants (sometimes abbreviated and cited as D&C or D. and C.) is a part of the open scriptural canon of several denominations of the Latter Day Saint movement. Originally published in 1835 as Doctrine and Covenants of the Church of the Latter Day Saints: Carefully Selected from the Revelations of God, editions...

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...

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...

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—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...

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