Particularly to those who are not part of religious beliefs, doctrines, and practices associated with The Mormon religion, are mostly unknown, resulting in cartoons that depict Mormonism. Explore amazing Facts about Mormons here!
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Here is a list of 10 things you need to know about Mormonism drawn in feeding the flock: Roots of Mormonism The Church and the Practice written by Terryl. Givens.
Facts about Mormons
- The Bible teaches that in Mormon doctrine, the goal and mission of man isn’t to praise or serve God, however, instead, the reverse. God’s mission and goal to establish the conditions that allow for happiness in humans and happiness, through Him creating the immortality and eternality of mankind. Instead of having an angry father or a demanding one, Mormons see Him as caring and dedicated to His children.
- In addition, God’s intention is not to undo the evil, corruption, and death introduced into the human world by Adam. It is important to note that the Fall that Adam committed was just one aspect of God’s scheme, is not the primary pivotal to the point. God isn’t a physician whose task is to treat the sick instead, but rather an exercise instructor who works with a fit and healthy person to help him or she get physically healthy.
- Although the community is certainly important in other Christian religions, it is a component of salvation in itself for Mormonism. It is an avenue to improve morale and increase the chances of salvation for each person by gathering together to worship and battling isolation and loneliness. Mormons consider salvation to be the ability to weave oneself into the eternal bonds with fellow humans and with God as well as with God. Joseph Smith referred to as”a “sociality” among family members and with loved ones “coupled in glory.”
The Book of Mormon another Testament from Jesus Christ. The Book of Mormon was published in the year 2009 by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in July 2009 by 101heather. Public domain through Wikimedia Commons.
- Mormonism is rooted in Theophany (a manifesting or appearing of God or God to a person) which was witnessed by the first founder of the religion, Joseph Smith, amid a forest situated in upstate New York when Smith was only 14 years old in 1820. While this was his first time experiencing this kind of thing however, he did not immediately begin his new role as a religion-maker, noting sometime later that the experience was “not at all a Christian as many people believe that to be.”
- Theophany, or a second vision, was the real initiation into Theophany’s initiation of Mormon faith, 3000 years later than Smith’s initial encounter. Smith said an angel named Moroni appeared to Smith and laid the foundation for The Book of Mormon, and to which Smith himself dates the founding for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
- The Book of Mormon was published seven years after Moroni’s initial visit and was released in March 1830. Smith said that the Book of Mormon detailed the new covenant between God and the House of Israel, encompassing but not excluding the “old” covenants of Judaism and the “new” covenants of Christianity. It is believed that the Book of Mormon itself is an explanation of the scriptural elements from both the “old” covenants and the “new” covenants and draws on both the Old and New Testament in its narrative.
- In Mormonism, it is believed that the notion that descendants of the old House of Israel from Jerusalem came into America under the guidance of Lehi. Therefore, Native Americans are included in the covenant, even though they require evangelization by the “great Gentile nation”‘ (Smith and people of white European descendants).
- Mormonism affirms that salvation is not possible without the Church’s sacraments. In the same way its concept of evangelization for the dead implies it is believed that “Mormonism” refers to the title given to an institution that is worldwide and eternal. For Mormons the Church is a reference to the institution that was established in 1830 as well as the church body living and dead who , at any moment now or in the years to come, will receive the rituals of salvation and follow the covenants they have made. Also, the physical Church is the way one can be integrated into a permanent connection with the spiritual family (the spiritual Church), and even though it is the sole way to salvation, it’s equally accessible to everyone alive or dead.
- The social aspect of Mormonism is captured in the notion of Zion. Zion can be described as both the procedure and the end of making heaven present and future on earth. Importantly, Zion-building isn’t just a way to prepare to heaven but heaven itself in its embryo is a mirror of the eternal and transcendent heaven.
- The first churches were set up within Colesville and Palmyra, New York, and Harmony, Pennsylvania, then expanding westwards towards Kirtland, Ohio, and later to other sites in Missouri. The conflict that followed was triggered by the Mormons and culminated in the murder of Smith himself in 1844 at Nauvoo, Illinois. In the end, the Mormons relocated to the present day Utah. When Brigham Young demise in 1877, the region he was governing was greater than Texas and a congregation comprised of over 100,000 Mormons.
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