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Joseph Smith was the founder of the Latter Day Saints or Mormon religion. He is considered a prophet by the members of the Mormon church. Questions regarding Joseph Smith can be directed here.
Here are a couple of reasons why Joseph Smith was killed. One, the people that lived in the area of Western Illinois didn't like the Christian beliefs that Joseph believed and was teaching. Two, the citizens of Western Illinois thought if they killed Joseph Smith, the leader of the Church of Jesus C…
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There are probably more than one man with the name "Joseph Smith", since both "Joseph" and "Smith" are common names... But; A Joseph Smith was the founder of the Mormon church. He is a "Prophet" for his reported activities during the organization of the church. Others call him greedy and a sexual pr…
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I mighe be able to help you, my name is Joseph ricard my e-mail is ricard265@yahoo.com. I can get information on my family.
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Joseph Smith was born in Sharon, Vermont on December 23, 1805.
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As Joseph Smith reports it: After the visit of God, the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, the next Heavenly messenger was the angel, Moroni. As Moroni had been the last prophet who had held it in his possession on the earth [1000s years earlier] and as it was his father, Mormon, who had carried o…
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At one time during the early years of the church there were many widows that needed to be taken care of. For this reason, and a few others, the Lord revealed to Joseph Smith that he and other men in the church should take more then one wife. So yes, Joseph did have more then one wife. We don't know …
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The official account given by John Taylor, who was a witness to Joseph Smith's murder, says "Joseph Smith the Prophet [was] shot in Carthage jail, on the 27th of June, 1844, about five o'clock p.m., by an armed mob - painted black - of from 150 to 200 persons Joseph leaped from the window, and was …
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Though I suspect that an exact answer / one that is desired, is not possible, I would venture to say that the majority of the mob members were Protestants of various sects. This is reasonable when one considers the geographical area and the time period. Although it is entirely likely that some of th…
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Joseph Smith was killed by a mob while awaiting trial on spurious charges at Carthage Jail in Illinois. The armed mob of men with painted faces stormed the jail and shot him and his brother Hyrum to death.. The Wikipedia article on the subject provides a lot of detail about the subject, a link is pr…
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Joseph Smith reportedly translated what was written on plates (of different metals actually) with the help of God and a tool that was with the plates called the urim and Thummim when he received them, although no archealogical evidence exists to suggest that any metal was used to keep records in an…
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He founded the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. ^ Joseph Smith did NOT found the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He was simply an instrument in God's hands. He restored the Church of Jesus Christ back to the earth under God's guidance. Mormons believe he was God's first p…
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Absolutely, he was one of the greatest prophets of all time. One of the reasons is that he brought back much of the truth that had been lost during the apostasy. Another opinion: Joseph Smith made several well-known false prophecies. See the site below. ANSWER:Yes Joseph Smith is a prophet, but he…
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Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) believe that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, just like Moses or Isaiah. Mormons believe that Jesus Christ restored the doctrine and authority of true Christianity (which was lost after the death of the Apostles) to J…
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None. He was engaged to marry Mary (lol, marry mary), and so he hadn't been married already, thus, he had no children before Jesus. and btw, jesus was only his adopted son, cuz God was Jesus's real father. Jesus Actually had 4 brothers. James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas. He also had Sister. Joseph…
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How many wives Joseph Smith had is extremely speculative, as he rarely spoke of other wives. There is very little documentation of the marriages and even less of what occurred after the marriages. It is known for certain that he only lived with and had children with his first wife, Emma Hale Smith. …
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Joseph H. Smith was an African American born into slavery who invented an improved version of the lawn sprinkler. He was not the first person to invent and patent the lawn sprinkler, but his sprinkler patents improved on the original idea. After creating his first sprinkler, he continued to improve …
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The vast majority of the followers of Joseph Smith believed that Brigham Young was his successor. Today about 15 million people believe that Brigham Young was appointed by God to be Joseph Smith's successor. They are the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" chur…
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Joseph Smith left New York for a couple reasons. First, there were so many new converts in Ohio that it was decided Church headquarters should move there. Second, there were many people in New York that were hunting Joseph down and he needed to escape.
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Joseph B. Smith was an Executive Navy officer who died during the American Civil War. His father was a Commodore named Joseph Smith.
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On June 27, 1844, Joseph and his brother Hyrum were killed in an attack by an armed mob. Ultimately, five defendants were tried for the murder of the Smiths. Thomas C. Sharp, Mark Aldrich, William N. Grover, Jacob C. Davis and Levi Williams All five defendants were found not guilty by a jury. The …
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Joseph Smith was killed by an anti-Mormon mob outside Carthage Jail, who shot him through the window as he was attempting to climb out, possibly to save the other people still within.
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Joseph Smith, Jr. was a religious leader, and founder of the Latter Day Saint movement. He's also well-known as the author of the Book of Mormon.
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Um... no, that's probably the weirdest rumor about the LDS church I've ever heard.An angel named Moroni, the prophet who hid the gold plates before he died, told Joseph Smith where they were.There is the case of the "Salamander letters", created by con man Mark Hoffman, which letters were allegedly …
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The Joseph Smith Translation is a selection of Bible verses that were corrected or re-translated by the Prophet Joseph Smith through revelation. His goal was to print his own version of the Bible which corrected and clarified some mistranslations in the King James Version, however his work was neve…
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According to wikipedia.org (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_dollar), there never has been a $3, except as a joke. Joseph smith was never involved in u.s. government enough to have a $3 bill printed.
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Joseph Smith was the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church).
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It was not Joseph who founded the Mormon religion, he was only an instrument in Gods hands. When a boy of about 14 years of age Joseph Smith became confused as to there being so many religions all professing to be Gods church. There was a passage in James chapter 1 verses 5 and 6 which caught his ey…
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Answer Joseph Smith was the founder and early leader of the Mormon Church. He was lynched by a mob in June 1844. One of the early doctrines of Mormonism was polygamy. A leading member, William Law, was excommunicated in 1844 for opposing polygamy. Together with Sidney Rigdon, he published the Na…
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Mormonism teaches that the angel Moroni took them to Heaven with him. ___ According to Joseph Smith's own record: "... by the wisdom of God, they remained safe in my hands, until I had accomplished by them what was required at my hand. When, according to arrangements, the messenger called for the…
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One is the fact that he saw two personages, God and Jesus Christ as separate flesh and bone bodies as contradictive to other Christian religions which explain the Holy Trinity as one divine being 'expressed' in three persons.
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was established by Joseph Smith on April 6 1830. Members of this church believe Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, and that there is a living prophet on earth today.It is the 4th largest christian church in America. Often referred to as the Mormon Chur…
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The Joseph Smith, Sr., family arrived in the village of Palmyra, New York in 1816 from their home in Norwich, Vermont.
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Joseph Smith was killed by a mob of between 150 and 200 men.
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Joseph Smith had 11 children through his wife Emma, but only 5 lived to adulthood (one of which was adopted). It was previously alleged that he had a handful of children through other women as well, but these allegations were proved false by DNA testing in 2007.
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Joseph Smith is buried in the Smith Family cemetery in Nauvoo, Illinois. He is buried next to his wife and his brother Hyrum who was killed at the same time Joseph was.
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Joseph Smith, Jr.'s gravesite is in Nauvoo, Illinois near the Smith Homestead. He is buried with his wife, Emma Smith, and his brother, Hyrum. The site is currently owned by the Community of Christ (formerly known as the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints). Click the "Related…
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Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum were murdered while in custody at the Carthage Jail in Carthage, Illinois. Joseph and Hyrum had been charged with treason for having declared martial law and destroyed a printing press in Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph was mayor of Nauvoo. He declared martial law and des…
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Joseph Smith was a religious leader. Whether or not you believe that the religion he lead or that all religious are cult-like is your opinion.
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Joseph Smith, Jr. had 11 children, all with his wife, Emma Hale Smith. They also adopted a set of twins. At least 5 of his children and one of the twins died in childhood.These children were: Alvin Smith (died on the day of his birth, June 15, 1828)twins Thaddeus and Louisa Smith (died on the day of…
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Joseph Smith was lead to the hill near his home by the angel Moroni, who showed him where the plates were buried. The hill did not have a name at the time. Mormons call the hill Cumorah, because the Book of Mormon says that the plates were buried by Moroni in the hill Cumorah. Non-Mormons often c…
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Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) believe that Jesus Christ restored the doctrine and authority of His church through Joseph Smith in a series of revelations, visitations, and visions between 1820 and 1844. The church was officially founded and held its…
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It's not called a Mormon colony. But the Mormon church started in Palmyra, New York in the 1830s. And it was not "His Mormon colony" The church is called "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints" Thus it is Jesus Christ's church.
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly called the "Mormon" church.The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church). Check out the "Related Links" to learn more about how he founded the church.
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I was thinking it was the 'Book of Mormons.' The Book of Mormon.
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Today, millions revere Joseph Smith Jr. (1805-1844) as the prophet of the "restoration" of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Early American Christianity sought to de-legitimize Catholicism for its monarchical appearance. Many taught the bishops of the Catholic church had lost authority following the death…
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Sharon, Windsor County, Vermont, Dec. 23, 1805; (L.D.S. Church Chronology 1805-1914, page 1) & (History of Joseph Smith by His Mother Lucy Mack Smith, page 46)
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Joseph Smith Jr.'s first vision was not from an angel, but from God the Father and Jesus Christ; this took place in a grove of trees near his family's farm near Palmyra township in upstate New York.He received subsequent visions from an angel named Moroni (the one depicted on the spires of some Morm…
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Joseph Smith did not start anything, he restored the church of christ. It was the Mormon church. Mormon is a nickname that was given to the church by people, really the faith is Christianity.Joseph Smith organized the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly called the "Mormon" church.…
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Joseph Smith was born on December 23, 1805 and was killed on June 27, 1844, so he was 38 years, six months, and four days old at the time of his death.
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Nobody knows: it was a large mob, and they had painted their faces to avoid identification. It's also not the kind of thing you write about in your journal, so we are unlikely to get any leads there.
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an anti-Mormom mob
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Check out the 1931 Yearbook of Australia from the ABS - it tells the whole story.
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He always preached that any many should ASK of God himself and not just trust in what he said. The Book of Mormon itself makes this very clear: Moroni 10:3-5, encourages the reader to "ask God the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ if these things are true" and the "Spirit will make the truth of…
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Joseph Smith was shot and killed by a mob of about 150 men as he jumped from the window of Carthage Jail on June 27, 1844 at about 5 p.m.
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Joseph Smith was anti-slavery, but he followed the law and would not allow blacks to be baptized into the church unless they were freed by their owners or legally purchased their freedom. There is one story of a freed slave who was selling liquor in Nauvoo in order to earn enough money to buy his…
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Today, millions revere Joseph Smith Jr. (1805-1844) as the prophet of the "restoration" of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Early American Christianity sought to de-legitimize Catholicism for its monarchical appearance. Many taught the bishops of the Catholic church had lost authority following the death…
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You can read an article about the Ancestors of Joseph Smith from the Encyclopedia of Mormonism at the "Related Links" below.
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Today, millions revere Joseph Smith Jr. (1805-1844) as the prophet of the "restoration" of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Early American Christianity sought to de-legitimize Catholicism for its monarchical appearance. Many taught the bishops of the Catholic church had lost authority following the death…
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Joseph Smith was shot while jumping out of the second story window of the Carthage Jail in Illinois.
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Joseph smith did not create or make anything. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) believe he prayed to God about which church he should join, and God the Father and Jesus came to him. They directed him in restoring true Christianity and ga…
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Joseph Smith translated the gold plates by the gift of God. He needed God to help him translate because he was translating from a lost language that no longer exists and because what he was translating is scripture - the word of God. Joseph Smith also had a scribe to assist him. The scribe did not…
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Which Joseph Smith are you talking about? The inventor of the lawn sprinkler was a black American man named Joseph Smith, but this question is in the category for Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormonism movement. In the early 1800's he was anti-slavery and welcomed all races to worship together i…
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As many as he could
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Joseph Smith was in jail twice, each time awaiting trials which never happened. The reasons are quite complicated, but I will do my best to simplify:First, in 1838, Joseph Smith was put in the Liberty Jail in Missouri to await trail for treason. This was because some of the Mormons had attacked in t…
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Yes. There have been many real men named Joseph Smith. The most well-known Joseph Smith was a real man who lived from 1805 to 1844 in the eastern United States. He founded the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church).
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Joseph Smith was killed by a mob of people who obviously didn't like him. Most of them just didn't like Mormons in general and thought that if they killed the leader of the Church, the Church would disapppear. As to why they didn't like Mormons, we can only speculate. Many people at that time were s…
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There are over 15 million followers of Joseph Smith living today. Most of these are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church), but there are nearly a million belonging to other break off groups, including the Community of Christ.
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Today, millions revere Joseph Smith Jr. (1805-1844) as the prophet of the "restoration" of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Early American Christianity sought to de-legitimize Catholicism for its monarchical appearance. Many taught the bishops of the Catholic church had lost authority following the death…
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Joseph Smith, Jr. was the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (often called "Mormons"). The church was organized in Fayette, New York with only six official members on April 6, 1830, but soon began to expand its numbers as missionaries began to preach about the restored gospel…
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Like most people, Joseph Smith's weight changed throughout his life. It appears he was of average build, he was not extremely thin or overweight.
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Carthage, Illinois in Carthage Jail.
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He died because of religious bigotry and hate, he was shot by someone is a mob that stormed the jail where he had been arrested and was being held.
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Joseph Smith, Jr., first leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the Mormon church) was murdered at Carthage Jail in Carthage, Illinois on June 27, 1844. He was shot four times as he sat in an open window. He fell out of the window and was dead upon reaching the gr…
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Joseph Smith is known for being the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) and the father of the Mormonism movement.
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Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) believe that their leader is Jesus Christ. Mormons believe that He leads the Church through direct revelation to a Prophet. There have been sixteen of these modern-day Prophets since the Church was founded in 1830.Mormo…
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Joseph Smith didn't study languages- he had a third grade education, which offers proof that he didn't write the Book of Mormon himself; he wouldn't have been able to.After the publication of the Book of Mormon and the organization of the Church, Joseph Smith studied Hebrew, Greek, and German in ord…
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Today, millions revere Joseph Smith Jr. (1805-1844) as the prophet of the "restoration" of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Early American Christianity sought to de-legitimize Catholicism for its monarchical appearance. Many taught the bishops of the Catholic church had lost authority following the death…
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Joseph Smith married Emma Hale on January 18th, 1827.
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As mayor of Nauvoo, Joseph Smith ordered the destruction of the Nauvoo Expositor, a newspaper which published only one issue. In that issue, the editors accused Smith of three things (1) he was a fallen prophet, (2) he held too much power and (3) he had corrupted women by coercing them into polygamy…
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Joseph Smith didn't exactly lead anyone westward. Throughout his lifetime, he tended to stay behind while sending groups forward to where the whole of the Church would eventually move. This happened as the church moved to Kirtland, Ohio; Independence, Missouri; and Nauvoo, Illinois. He would make vi…
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Joseph Smith, Jr. (December 23, 1805 - June 27, 1844) was an American religious leader and the founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, the predominant branch of which is Mormonism. At age twenty-four, Smith published the Book of Mormon, and in the next fourteen years he attracted thousands of foll…
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As a Mormon (Latter-Day Saint) I don't really know what you mean by this question... it reminds me of Ghost Busters though!Joseph Smith restored the original Christian Church that Jesus Christ set up on the earth. He translated scripture, received visitations from God and Angels, and restored the Pr…
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Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) don't use the term 'gatekeeper'. Mormons believe that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, just like Moses, Abraham, or Isaiah. They believe that as the first prophet of this modern dispensation, Joseph holds the symbolic…
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Yes. Joseph Smith, Jr. owned several different horses over the course of his lifetime.
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Joseph Smith preached pretty much wherever he went. He went to many places in New England, the northeastern United States, and the Midwest. He was most often in New York, Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois.
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Joseph Smith had several visions, some of which were witnessed by others and some of which were private events. While Joseph Smith heard the voice of God the Father and Jesus Christ many times, he records seeing God the Father bodily only once - in his first vision in 1820. This was a private even…
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Joseph Smith Jr.'s impact on the world will never be adequately quantified or described. But today, millions revere Joseph Smith Jr. (1805-1844) as the prophet of the "restoration" of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Early American Christianity sought to de-legitimize Catholicism for its monarchical appe…
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Yes he was, he was a 3rd degree Mason by the time he died. There is a book called Mormons and Masons which goes into it.
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Joseph Smith, Jr. (December 23, 1805 - June 27, 1844) was an American religious leader and the founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, the predominant branch of which is Mormonism. At age twenty-four, Smith published the Book of Mormon, and in the next fourteen years he attracted thousands of foll…
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What report are you referring to? If you mean an answer given to a question here on WikiAnswers, the answers are given by visitors to the site and can be corrected by visitors to the site, including you. That is what a "wiki" is.
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Joseph Smith, Jr. was born in December of 1805. He was raised with a firm belief in the basic tenets of Christianity, but as a young lad was puzzled by the many different interpretations of various doctrines espoused by the many churches of the day. Having read James 1:5 ("If any of you lack wisdom.…
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I suppose the best answer is because ancient prophets prophesied of him, and because he was "one of the noble and great ones who were chosen in the beginning to be rulers in the Church of God." (D&C 138:55) Joseph of Egypt prophesied that a man would bring forth a book who's name would be Josep…
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You are probably thinking of the Book of Mormon. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (commonly called "Mormons") believe that Joseph Smith was lead to the place where metal plates were buried near his home by an angel. These plates were translated by the power of God and bec…
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Joseph Smith found the plates that he translated into the Book of Mormon, along with the Urim and Thummim (mentioned in the Old Testament and a means of translating the plates) buried in a hill near his home in upstate New York. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (commonly ca…
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Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum were murdered while in custody at the Carthage Jail in Carthage, Illinois. Joseph and Hyrum had been charged with treason for having declared martial law and destroyed a printing press in Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph was mayor of Nauvoo. He declared martial law and …
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Joseph Smith was visited by many angels throughout his lifetime. The most commonly discussed is Moroni, who taught him and gave him the gold plates to translate into the Book of Mormon. Joseph recorded at least 20 visits from the angel Moroni. Joseph Smith was also visited by God the Father, Jesus…
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Joseph Smith, Jr. ran for President of the United States of America in the 1844 election. He ran as an independent. He was murdered in June, 1844, before the election took place. To read an article about Joseph Smith's campaign for the presidency, click the "Related Link" below.
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