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Joseph Smith

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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.
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called "Mormons") believe Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon from some ancient metal plates by the power of God. An angel showed him to the place where the plates were buried.
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.
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...
There is no official answer for when exactly Joseph Smith was considered a prophet. Some, citing the Jeremiah 1:5 ("...before thou camest forth from the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations."), would consider Joseph Smith to have always been a prophet, and say that...
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.
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...
Yes, Joseph Smith was a real person. He even has his own Wikipedia page. 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...
Magus is the singular of Magi (e.g. the three wise men). Joseph Smith was the prophet who restored the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. You may want to revise your question so that it makes sense.
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...
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...
Any one who was a Mormon at that time.
if you're talking about the Joseph Smith that was the first leader  of The Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints (Mormons) then he  showed courage in a lot of ways. When he was a kid and had a knee  opporation and didn't take alchohol to make him not feel pain cause  it was against his...
Yes, there are many pictures of Joseph Smith, but there are no photographs as photography was still a new invention at the time of his death.
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...
In 1832 when Brigham Young converted to Mormonism and moved to Ohio.
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...
Joseph Smith Jr. had 11 children total (9 biological and 2 adopted), although only four of these were around at the time of his death in 1844. Alvin Smith died the day he was born in 1828. Twins Thaddeus and Louisa Smith died the day they were born in 1831. Adopted son Joseph Murdock died at 11...
There were about 40,000 members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when Joseph Smith was martyred.
Joseph Smith attempted to employ the same solution to religious persecution as the Puritans of England, that is, he tried to move away. He moved from New York to Ohio to Missouri to Illinois, but it didn't work. He was murdered. His successor moved to Utah. That was much farther. That worked.
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.
Joseph Smith was the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church).
  Brigham Young became president of the church (December 27, 1847) after Joseph Smith was murdered in 1844.
No. Joseph Smith was not a slave owner. He believed that all men are children of God and therefore should be treated with equality, love, and respect. During Joseph Smith's leadership, freed slaves were welcome to join the Church, and were given equal treatment as the white members. Also, Joseph...
Joseph Smith, Jr. (December 23, 1805 - June 27, 1844) was an American religious leader and the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The Latter-Day Saints (of the last days) are called Mormons because Joseph Smith wrote a book that claims Jesus after death spoke to a man named Mormon and his son Moroni. Smith was killed in 1844 and in 1847, Brigham Young led a group of Mormons from Missouri to Utah.
Nothing. Joseph Smith was not present at the Battle of the Alamo. In fact, he never visited the state of Texas during his lifetime.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...
In 1820, during the Second Great Awakening, Joseph Smith was a teenager. Some of his family had joined a Methodist Church, and some a Presbyterian Church. They had also studied with Baptists and Unitarians. Joseph wanted to join a church as well but wasn't sure which was was right. He had spoken...
No, he didn't. Although the he called himself a prophet Joseph  Smith prophesied the Church would eventually have to move to the  Rocky Mountains to find peace, he was murdered before the move was  carried out. The murder was directly tied to his claim that God  condoned polygamy. Brigham Young...
That is a matter of opinion. Followers of Joseph Smith encourage everyone to learn about him and decide for themselves through prayer. One thing is for certain, whether or not Joseph Smith was what he said he was will always be a debate. You can learn more about Joseph Smith at the "Related Link"...
No, Joseph Smith, Sr. lost his farm in New York. There are no volcanos in New York. He lost his farm due to the same sorts of economic factors that have plagued farmers for centuries.
Joseph Smith, Jr. was a controversial figure because he identified  himself as a prophet. As early as 14, he claimed to be visited by  the resurrected Jesus Christ and by various other Biblical figures,  such as Peter, James, John, and Adam. Many of his followers fell  away because he was also a...
This is a matter of opinion. Followers of Joseph Smith ask that you learn his story and decide for yourself through prayer. Whether or not he was what he said he was will always be a matter of debate.You can learn more about Joseph Smith at the "Related Link" below.
Joseph Smith was murdered by a group of people who oppose the Church, several of which were once members of the Church but had fallen away. They felt that if they could get rid of Joseph and his brother Hyrum, that the Church would fall apart and cease to exist. However, must to their dismay, after...
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...
Records show that Joseph Smith was 'sealed' in a religious ceremony to multiple women. However, there is no evidence of him ever living with or having a sexual relationship with anyone but his first wife, Emma. The other women were often later legally married to other men and lived with them in a...
Joseph Smith never broke his leg. When Joseph was 7, there was an outbreak of Typhus, which Joseph fell victim to. As Joseph was recovering a fever sore was found on his shoulder. A doctor treated the shoulder, but the sore moved to his lower left leg. The leg swelled up and for two weeks Joseph was...
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...
He received visions from the Angel Moroni that told him of a religion that was true to all others, years later he found the golden tablets on which was recored that aincent history of the Americas
We don't know exactly what he looked like as there are no confirmedphotographs, but there are many sketches and paintings done bythose who knew him personally. I don't think that he is sexy, butmany at the time wrote that he was an attractive man. The man thatplays him in many of the films is quite...
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints revere Joseph Smith as a prophet. They believe he saw God as a 14-year-old boy in upstate New York and he instructed him to start a true church. When you say "put ideas together" from the Bible you are most likely referring to Joseph Smith's...
Well, the difference is that Joseph Smith asked questions and then received his answers from God. He never denied it, and neither did those who witnessed some of his visions and revelations with him. The Protestant Christian religions were started in the way you describe. Someone had a question or...
Uh... no. Most every religion and denomination has a list of the basic articles of their faith. Some call it a "Statement of Belief", "Articles of Belief", "Statement of Faith" or "Articles of Faith" and many of them are very similar to each other. That doesn't mean they are plagarized it just means...
Joseph Smith was shot and killed June 27, 1844 at about 5 p.m at the Carthage Jail in Carthage, Illinois.
Because Joseph Smith received only about a third grade education  formally, writings in his own hand are relatively scant and mostly  consist of journal entries and letters to friends and loved ones.  However, as a prophet and spiritual leader for thousands, he was a  prolific author and was...
== 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...
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...
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.
No, Joseph never committed murder. He had attempted to kill by shooting at individuals who sought to take him and his brother's life, however. There is no direct evidence to indicate that these individuals had died or were even hit. Both he and his brother were killed during this event.
Joseph Smith, Jr. began the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The first official meeting of the Church was held April 6, 1830.
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...
Joseph Smith, Jr. was called to the ministry by a personal visitation of Jesus Christ in the spring of 1820, when he was only 14 years old.
Joseph Smith, Jr., the first prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) was shot and killed by a mob while awaiting trial in Carthage Jail in Carthage, Illinois on the evening of June 27, 1844. His brother, Hyrum, was also shot and killed in the same attack.
Yes. The Jospeh Smith monument in Sharon, Vermont is an obelisk.
The Joseph Smith, Sr., family arrived in the village of Palmyra, New York in 1816 from their home in Norwich, Vermont.
Joseph Smith started the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints: the Mormons.Joseph Smith began the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Saints, also known as the Mormon Church. He claimed that an angel gave him gold sheets on which was written the Book of Mormon. After the golden originals were...
That's impossible to answer but i know that Joseph smith is probaly one of the most common names
Joseph Smith, Jr. is considered the first prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church). Church members believe that he organized the Church under the direction of Jesus Christ. After he was shot and killed in 1844, Brigham Young lead Church members to religious...
It was Illinois. Perhaps you mean Joseph Smith Lover of the Cause of Christ.
As Mayor of Nauvoo, Joseph Smith ordered the destruction of a printing press which was printing publications that caused many fights, riots, and unrest in the city. The owners of the printing press were taking him to court for violation of their first amendment rights. He was held in jail awaiting...
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) was officially established on April 6, 1830 in upstate New York by Joseph Smith, Jr.
Joseph Smith was the person who restored the church. He was the first prophet...but if anybody ever says so, we DO NOT worship him!!!! I know you didn't but...whatever :) Mormonism is a religion, also known as LDS or the actual "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints". Joseph Smith is the...
There are many publications of the writings of Joseph Smith, but I think, as a prophet of God, he would have similar desires and dreams. We know that God's whole work and glory is to 'bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man,' so I think Joseph's would be similar if not exactly the same...
i am a mormon and i have never heard of that from either side but the mormons do believe that there is a lot of evil in the world but they are also probably 1 of the most proamerican faiths and they go so far as to believe that america is the promised land and the country that jesus will go to when...
Many say that Joseph Smith was uneducated because he didn't attend school. His mother taught him how to read, write, and do basic math, but his skills would be considered elementary at best. Even his wife said that when she met him, he couldn't compose a decent letter. He educated himself during his...
No. Nobody was charged in the killing of Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum. Several individuals were charged with the murders of the Prophet and his brother and brought to trial. However, none of them were convicted. Probably the best treatment of this subject is a book titled "Carthage Conspiracy:...
He bore testimony that God and Jesus Christ existed, that he saw an spoke with them. That the gospel was once again upon the earth in all of its fulness. That the priesthood was once again restored to the earth. That it was not only faith that saved but also by ones works. That full emersion was the...
Joseph Smith published several things, most famously, The Book of Mormon, which he published in the United States and England. He also published the Doctrine and Covenants and a newspaper or two.
No. He translated them from ancient golden plates containing the records of the ancient people of America who were faithful in Christ.The translation is said to have been done through use of the Urim and Thummim, a device described in the Old Testament. It involved some sort of breastplate and two...
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Joseph Smith Jr. was born on December 23, 1805.
Joseph Smith Jr. was born on December 23, 1805.
no. jesus was jewish. Joseph smith had no blood relation.
Joseph Smith was killed by a mob of between 150 and 200 men.
Joseph Smith helped the Mormons by creating them! Mormons (members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) believe that Jesus Christ restored the true New Testament Christian Church through Joseph Smith. Without Joseph Smith, there would have never been a such thing as Mormons. You can...
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...
Joseph Smith wanted to know which church was the true church of Jesus Christ. There were several christian churches in the area where he lived....each contradicted the other in one way or another. Joseph ( a boy of 14 yrs) went into the woods to pray and asked the Lord which church he should join....
yes, he was a freemason.
Joseph Smith wasn't really an explorer. He lived in several different states but he never explored a new territory, he always moved near existing cities and towns. He lived in Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois.
Well as a 14 year old boy, Joseph Smith was searching which church to join. He went to many many churches and after reading James 1:5 he decided to ask God himself which church he should join. Young Joseph went into a grove miles away from home and knelt down to ask God. When he began to pray a dark...
Joseph Smith was a prophet that led a religious group called "Mormons." The Mormons were persecuted, and forced to leave the land. The group headed west, in hope of practicing their religion in peace.
Joseph Smith founded Nauvoo, Illinois on the Mississippi River.
Your moms! LOL Not really Dicara Forest.
  I think he was 6 foot 2
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church).
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (The "Mormon" church) would argue that Joseph Smith did not create the Church, Jesus Christ did. They believe that they are practicing the original Christian religion found in the Bible, and many would say that their Church was created by...
Nothing. Joseph Smith never made it to Utah. He was murdered in Illinois.
Manifest Destiny was a term coined in the early part of the  nineteenth century to describe the notion that the United States  would continue to expand until it reached the Pacific coast. The  Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, on the other hand,  moved west primarily to preserve its...
Never. Joseph Smith was killed two years before the first Mormons arrived in Utah.
Joseph Smith did many things for a living over the course of his lifetime. As a young man he worked as a hired farm hand and sold products from his family's farm. Later when he was married he operated a bank, a store, and a farm.
It is a common rumor that Joseph Smith's seer stones are still in the possession of the Church, and that they are stored in the Granite Mountain Vault just outside Salt Lake City. There are a few pieces of evidence to support this, most noteably Joseph Fielding Smith stating that the Church in still...
Joseph Smith did not lead the Mormons to Utah at all. Joseph Smith was murdered in Illinois a year before the first group set out for the west. He did prophesy that eventually they would move to the Rocky Mountains, but he never did anything to lead them there.
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.
Joseph Smith Jr and his brother Hyrum, were murdered by a mob of about 150 men who stormed the Carthage Jail in Carthage, Illinois on June 24, 1844.