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GOD

"We believe in God the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ and in the Holy Ghost." 1st Article of Faith by Joseph Smith The above declaration sounds like an evangelical Christian statement of faith. From it, many conclude that Mormons are Trinitarian in their view of God. But, Mormons defin... Read More

MORE LDS SCRIPTURE AND REVELATION

"We believe all that God has revealed, all that He does now reveal, and we believe that He will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the Kingdom of God." 9th Article of Faith by Joseph Smith Mormon Apostle Bruce McConkie wrote, "By the standard works of the Church is meant the fo... Read More

ORIGIN AND HISTORY OF MORMONISM

THE STORY AS TOLD BY MORMONS Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism recorded his own story this way: I was born in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and five, on the twenty third day of December, in the town of Sharon, Windsor County, State of Vermont... My father, Joseph Smith, Sen., ... Read More

PRIESTHOOD

"We believe that a man must be called of God by prophecy, and by the laying on of hands, by those who are in authority to preach the gospel and administer in the ordinances thereof." 5th Article of Faith by Joseph Smith DEFINITION AND FUNCTION President Joseph F. Smith (6th LDS Prophet) said: What i... Read More

SALVATION

"We believe that men will be punished for their own sins, and not for Adam's transgression." "We believe that through the atonement of Christ all mankind may be saved by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the gospel." "We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first... Read More

TEMPLES AND TEMPLE ORDINANCES

"We believe that through the atonement of Christ all mankind may be saved by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the gospel." 3rd Article of Faith by Joseph Smith TEMPLES Some of the "ordinances" required for LDS individual or personal salvation can only be performed in temples. Mormons believe ... Read More

THE BIBLE

"We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the Word of God." 8th Article of Faith by Joseph Smith LDS Apostle James Talmage wrote, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints accepts the Holy Bible as the foremost o... Read More

THE BOOK OF MORMON

"We also believe the Book of Mormon to be the Word of God." 8th Article of Faith by Joseph Smith Mormonism says the B. of M. is a sacred history of the ancestors of the Native Americans just like the Bible is for the Jews. LDS claim the B. of M. was originally written in "Reformed Egyptian" on gold ... Read More

THE CHURCH

"We believe in the same organization that existed in the Primitive Church, namely apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists, etc." 6th Article of Faith by Joseph Smith The above statement has led many people to conclude that Mormonism is based upon the teachings of the Bible. However, a car... Read More

THE ETERNAL STATE OF MANKIND

"We believe all that God has revealed, all that He does now reveal, and we believe that He will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the Kingdom of God." 9th Article of Faith by Joseph Smith ETERNAL PROGRESSION In order to understand the Mormon concept of salvation, one must know... Read More

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