Mormonism Research Paper

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Mormonism: The Supposed Restoration of the True Church Mormonism is the highly controversial religious practice of the supposed restoration of the true church of the Christian God. Though the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has not been verified, it has led to Mormonism being called the “covenant of caring”, and fourteen million members giving their faith and time to their church, its beliefs and rituals, temples, and supposedly, God Himself (“Mormonism: What is Mormonism?”). Tentative History The main text of Latter-Day Saints, also commonly known as Mormons, begins with the story of Lehi. Lehi, an Israelite man, led his family to the Americas from the Middle East to escape the dangers of living there. His…show more content…
In accordance with Smith’s testimony, he saw God and Jesus Christ appear to him at age fourteen. (“Timeline: The Early History of the Mormons”) He claimed the figures told him that the Christian churches in existence were corrupt and were not following the true word of God. Three years later, Smith saw Moroni. The angel Moroni informed him about the gold plates. Four years later, Smith retrieved the gold plates and transcribed them using a translation device. (“Timeline: The Early History of the…show more content…
They believe it is correct “as long as it is translated correctly” (“What is Mormonism? What Do Mormons Believe?”). They also use the Doctrine and Covenants, which is a collection of 138 revelations of God, 135 being recorded by Joseph Smith (2015, “Mormon Texts”). Similar to the Doctrine and Covenants is the Articles of Faith, which are thirteen basic beliefs that all Mormons adopt into their lives (“Articles of Faith The Thirteen Basic Beliefs to Which All Mormons Subscribe”). The third written document that Mormons abide by are the Words of Wisdom. The Words of Wisdom bans coffee, tea, tobacco, illegal drugs, and alcohol. Previously, it banned hot drinks, but most Latter-Day Saint churches have now abandoned that practice. (“The Doctrine and

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