Questions about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, commonly known as Mormonism.
Questions about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, commonly known as Mormonism.
A basic -- but very incomplete -- list of Mormon beliefs is found in the 13 Articles of Faith, to wit: We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost. 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… Read More
Yes. The members of the band Neon Trees are all members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church).
By definition, all religions are cults. (a cult is defined as "a system of worship or devotion to a specific object or person") However, people commonly think of a 'cult' as a small group of people living outside of normal society, typically living a communal lifestyle inside a compound and cautious of outsiders. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) is a Restorationist Christian religion. They are not a 'cult' according… Read More
The outcome of an election is not cause to rethink a religion and Obama's success at the 2012 presidential election does not prove that the Mormon Church is false. There are many occasions when followers of God have had outcomes that are not in line with their wishes or prayers. The reaction to such outcomes are a matter for those involved rather than outside observers. Similarly, the result of the election suggests a time of… Read More
The question makes statements about the Mormon Church but asks a question that is impossible to answer. The outcome of an election, based on a popular vote is not a good reason to question a religion, whether it be Mormon, Christian or any other. In any election, all but one will be unsuccessful. There are many examples of several Christian candidates competing for a single office. The fact that a Christian does not win an… Read More
Mitt Romney not being elected president proves absolutely nothing about the doctrines of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church). All it proves is that most members of the Electoral College support Barack Obama. Romney's candidacy was entirely separate from the Church and it's doctrines, and his loosing is a reflection of the attitudes of voters and of him personally, not the accuracy or truth of his religion. (Catholics, Protestants, and… Read More
While we can't prove that God cares about the US Presidential election, if you did believe that God made Barak Obama win, this could be for a number of reasons. Perhaps God disapproves of Barack Obama and allowed him to win as a punishment for the wickedness of Americans. Perhaps God is preparing for the Second Coming and is allowing the governments of the world to collapse. Or, perhaps God does approve of Barack Obama… Read More
The leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) have strict policy of making no comments about political candidates. Several Mormons have had failed presidential campaigns in the past, and Mormons have never seen this as God disapproving of the candidate or his faith - only the voters disapproving of his political policies. The leaders of the Mormon Church have said all that they will say on the matter by… Read More
No. Mormons aren't embarrassed. Most Mormons don't even live in the US and therefore didn't really pay much attention to the presidential election. There are also hundreds of thousands (if not a million or more) Mormons who supported Barack Obama in the election. Having someone who happens to be a member of the same religious denomination as you lose a presidential election is not embarrassing. I, as a Mormon, certainly don't feel embarrassed, nor do… Read More
Nope. The President of the United States is chosen by the votes of the Electoral College, not by God. Even if God did have a hand in choosing the president, perhaps He didn't want a Mormon to win because it would allow Mormonism to become too mainstream, or because it would thwart the pending collapse of governments prior to the Second Coming. Some conservative Christians believe God wants to punish Americans by allowing Barack Obama… Read More
Yes. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the 'Mormon' church) of all races are treated equally and offered equal opportunity for church leadership and service.
Yes he/she doesnt swear or consume alcohol for that matter. His/her day job is going door to door telling people about the glorious religion that Mormonism and it's fanatastic message and core fundamental beliefs.
That all depends on your opinion. Mormons believe that the Book of Mormon is a true account - nonfiction. Others believe that the Book of Mormon is a made up story - fiction. The Book of Mormon itself directs readers to read the book with an open mind and then ask God if it is true. This is found in Moroni 10:4, which says, "And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you… Read More
Total membership of the Church at the end of 2010 was 14,131,467. Statistics for 2011 are provided during April's general conference (April 7th this year). Statistics for 2012 won't be calculated until the end of the year.
No. Quakers and Mormons are two entirely different Christian denominations. You can learn more about each group at their official websites, found at the "Related Links" below.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) does not have a slogan. However, here are some things that may be considered a type of slogan: "Choose the Right" - a common phrase among Mormons that began with a children's program about 50 years ago. "Visitors Welcome" - commonly posted on all Mormon church buildings to invite the public to worship. "As man is, God once was; as God is, man may… Read More
No. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) is against arranged marriages and asks it's members not to participate in them, even in nations where they are a common part of the culture, such as India. Mormons believe that marriage is an eternal commitment - a personal decision that should not be taken lightly and that should not be done just to please parents or friends. To learn more about what… Read More
The Mormons moved to the west in search of religious freedom. They had been kicked out of New York, Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois. In each place, they faced discrimination and persecution, and both local and national governments had refused to help them. So, the Mormons decided they would move to a barren land in Mexico, rumored to be uninhabitable, where nobody would come to bother them. Shortly after the Mormons' arrival, the land was taken… Read More
In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church), the Bishop is the head of a congregation. Bishops are asked to serve by regional church leadership. They usually serve for a period of five to ten years, and are never paid for their service. The Bishop's duties are similar to a Pastor or Minister, minus a weekly sermon. Support: Bishops counsel congregation members who are struggling, provide support for congregants in need… Read More
Yes. This is the central message of Mormonism. One of the basic Articles of Faith of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the 'Mormon' church) says, "We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved..." Mormons believe that one must accept Jesus Christ and the sacrifice that He performed in their behalf in order to be cleansed from their sins and recieve salvation. Scriptural basis for this doctrine is… Read More
After being severely persecuted and forcibly ejected from New York, then Ohio, then Missouri and then Illinois, the Mormons finally fled the United States in search of religious freedom. They settled in Utah in 1847, which was then part of Mexico. Consequently, the Mormons largely avoided the American Civil War from 1861-1865. The Mormons quickly forgave the United States, and allowed the transcontinental railroad to connect through Salt Lake City in 1869. Utah became a… Read More
The Mormon and Oregon trails split at what is called the Hastings Cutoff which began at Fort Bridger in southwestern Wyoming.
Yes. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the 'Mormon' church) have no problem with milk and most drink milk every day. Members of the church believe in following a health code called the "Word of Wisdom" which prohibits alcohol, coffee, tea, tobacco, and illegal drugs. See the "Related Links" below if you are interested in learning more.
nobody know Answer No my friend He did not fall asleep, like the rest of the people of America, it was their choice and not God's. He plays no part in our politics. Of course the Mormon's would have liked Mit to have been the next President, but politics is just that, and even a Mormon can be influenced by party policies.
Yes, if they choose to. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the 'Mormon' church) believe that God has given them a health code, and most Mormons choose to follow it. The health code prohibits 'strong drink', 'hot drink', and addictive substances. This is generally identified as coffee, tea, and alcohol. Some Mormons avoid all caffeinated beverages but will drink caffeine-free sodas. A few Mormons will not drink soda or carbonated drinks… Read More
The Mormons who belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day saints do not have multiple wives. Those that claim they are Mormons and do have multiple wives are a break off of the original or true LDS church.
Most people are not questioning their faith. Romney was not proclaimed by the LDS Church as a leader, teacher, or delegate of God to lead our nation. He was a good man with a sincere desire to serve his country in a way he felt he could. God knows all things from the beginning of time and to all eternities. He knew the outcome before Mitt Romney was even born. The election has no barring… Read More
Tell that to the 14 million people who's lives have been changed for the better by becoming members of the Mormon faith. Tell that to the victims of many natural disasters who have received help, food, clothing, and money from the Mormon church. The Mormon faith is filled with sincere, God loving people who love the Lord Jesus Christ, and try to be obedient to His commandments. They are good neighbors, workers, and friends to… Read More
Unfortunately, although we have come a long way as a nation, there is still a number of people who would not vote for a Mormon regardless of their qualifications or skill. Someday we should learn to judge people "by the content of their character, and not by the color of their skin" or their personal faith. I think the percentage of people who still feel that way is pretty small. I believe he lost because… Read More
Um...I'm not sure what you are talking about. Here is the official statement from the leaders of the church: "We congratulate President Obama on winning a second term as President of the United States. After a long campaign, this is now a time for Americans to come together. It is a long tradition among Latter-day Saints to pray for our national leaders in our personal prayers and in our congregations. We invite Americans everywhere, whatever… Read More
LDS stands for "Latter-day Saint". Someone who says that they are "LDS" is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church). Members of the Church prefer to use the abbreviation LDS rather than the nickname "Mormon".
By trusted leaders, I am assuming you mean the apostles and general authorities of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Our trusted leaders have exhorted us to increase our faith in Christ. The have taught us to live by His teachings, and to love one another. For more information about what our trusted leaders have taught us, look to the most recent general conference in October on the lds.org website. The topics… Read More
There's no public record indicating that Erskine Bowles has any affiliation with Mormonism.
No. Some positions at BYU require membership in the church, but many do not and are open to qualified people of any faith. Be aware that all BYU employees and students are required to follow the BYU Honor Code, which means that regardless of your faith, as a BYU employee you: -may not consume alcohol, tobacco, tea, coffee, or illegal drugs -must refrain from sexual relationships outside of a legal marriage -must attend religious services… Read More
David Petraeus has never had any affiliation with the Mormon church. His parents met at something called the Seamans Church Institute, but there's no public record of a church affiliation for Petraeus himself.
Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon recorded their vision of the celestial kingdom in Doctrine and Covenants 76:50-70. Rather than describe what it looked like, they described the sort of people who were there. Hence, it may be reasonable to suppose that the celestial kingdom is more of a state of being than a place of residence. Mormon doctrine teaches that the earth itself will eventually be made into a celestial kingdom, so it very well… Read More
Mormon pioneers left their homes and traveled to a wild land to settle new colonies where they could practice their religion in peace, just like the Puritan pilgrims.
Yes. The trails overlapped in many places and both groups would have found it beneficial at times to trade provisions and supplies.
The ship Brooklyn did not take Mormon pioneers from England to New York, it took them from New York to San Fransisco. It took five months and twenty seven days to make the journey, which left from Brooklyn Harbor on February 4, 1846, went around the southern tip of South America, then to Hawaii, and docked at San Fransisco on July 29, 1846.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) teaches that God the Father, Jesus Christ (the Son of God), and the Holy Spirit are three distinctly seperate beings united perfectly in purpose. Mormons believe that the doctrine of the Trinity is unbiblical, and that it came into Christianity with the creation of the Nicene creed in 325 A.D. - after the general apostasy of Christendom. To learn more about what Mormons believe… Read More
Mormonism does not care to whom marry unless stick mormon realiy it is up to person
The Mormon Battalion marched about 2,000 miles from Council Bluffs, Iowa to San Diego, California. You can see a map of their march at the "Related Links" below.
I don't know that I would say that Mormonism is the biggest in South America. Catholicism is by far the largest religion in South America, and there are twice as many Mormons in the US than all of South America combined. Mormonism is growing quickly in South America, though, and baptisms there are among the highest in the Church. This could be due to many factors. The people there tend to be more humble and… Read More
Of course! The first Mormon congregation in Germany was formed in 1843. Church literature was first published in German in the 1850's. Due to persecution around the turn of the century, most Mormon converts in Germany fled the US as soon as possible. Now, there are 183 Mormon congregations in Germany, and one of the church's highest ranking officials, Dieter F. Uchtdorf (Second Counselor to the Prophet) is a native German.
There are three events commonly referred to as the "Mormon War": The Missouri Mormon War took place in 1838 between the Mormons and their non-Mormon neighbors in northwest Missouri. The Mormons ended up leaving Missouri due to the hostility they faced, so I suppose you might say that the Missourians won. The Illinois Mormon War took place from 1844 to 1846 between the Mormons and their non-Mormon neighbors in western Illinois. The Mormons ended up… Read More
No. Matt Stone, creator of South Park, could not have served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" or "LDS" church) because he has never been a Mormon. The Mormon Church only allows baptized members to serve as missionaries, and Matt Stone has never been a baptized Mormon. Matt Stone has said that he considers himself ethnically Jewish, but that he grew up agnostic, has never been a… Read More
The Book of Mormon is the record of a family which left Jerusalem in 600 BC, about the time of the prophet Jeremiah in the Bible. They were led by God through the wilderness and across the ocean to the American continent (probably South America). The Book of Mormon then chronicles the civilizations formed their descendants over the next thousand years, their wars, their social customs, their religious practices, and most importantly, a visit from… Read More
The Christmas lights at Temple Square are on from Thanksgiving to New Year's Day each year. The regular temple lights, which illuminate the temple, are on every night.
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Should be Martin Van Buren since it was towards Joseph Smith Jr.'s final years.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) does not have membership statistics for any area smaller than a state available to the general public. The number of baptized Mormons in the state of Texas as of January 1, 2012 was 305,510. If you need local membership statistics, you will need to contact a local Mormon leader, who has access to that information.
Yes. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) do fast as a religious practice. Mormons believe that prayerful fasting is a way to become more spiritually in-tune, and are encouraged to fast when they are in need of special blessings from God. The Church published reference book "True to the Faith" says this about fasting: "Fasting is one way of worshipping God and expressing gratitude for Him. You can… Read More
The Mormon Trail didn't have one specific leader or group of leaders. Rather, each individual group that traveled the trail appointed a leader who was knowledgable about the terrain and had the skills needed to lead them safely to the west. Most people who travelled the Mormon Trail were Mormons, and therefore had the same religious leaders, but the religious leaderswere not generally the trail leaders (although in some cases religious leaders returning from missions… Read More
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) does not release membership statistics for an area smaller than a state to the general public. The Church reported 176,307 baptized members in Nevada as of January 1, 2012. If you need local statistics for only a certain city, you will have to contact a local Mormon leader who has access to that information.
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) who have been married or 'sealed' in a Temple ceremony are considered both legally and religiously married. If they obtain a legal divorce, their religious marriage is still recognized by the Church and therefore they cannot be married in another Church ceremony until obtaining a 'Church divorce' (called a 'sealing cancellation') as well. In order to obtain this, they must speak with… Read More
No. The success or failure of a political campaign does not reflect upon the religion of the candidate. Also, I don't believe Mr. Romney was ever a bishop.
Devout adult members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) who have participated in certain ceremonies in the Temple are obligated to wear a special underwear (the temple garment). This underwear is worn for several reasons: 1), It is meant to remind them of covenants and promises they made with God as a part of the ceremony. 2), It is promised to be a 'shield and protection', both spiritually and… Read More
They played with farm animals, played ball, and also made dolls (out of wood and grass).
Mormons believe that it wasn't invented, it was given by God. Here's the story: (or skip the story and go to the "Related Link" below to watch a video of it) In the early 1800's, there was a big religous revival in the New England area. Joseph Smith was a teenager living there at the time, and his large family had gotten quite involved with the religious activity. Some of his family members had joined… Read More
Yes. In fact, there were Mormons in the group that first discovered gold in California and began the California Gold Rush. They also mined for metals in Utah and found gold, silver, copper, and other metals.
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) do not wear any special clothing to denote whether or not they are a virgin.
sadly very easy, all you really need is a belief that is easy for others to grasp and morph their life and make it seem like the answer to all their problems. an example would be mormanism or scientology. but then you have to make a church of it for it to seem legit, then you have to have donations like catholic and christian churches preform.
There are a couple things you might try, but in the end you may just have to respect his wishes. If his daughter is under 18, he has every right to say who she is allowed to date. From a Mormon perspective, he is probably concerned because he doesn't want his daughter dating someone who doesn't respect the moral standards of his faith. You could try sitting down with him and explaining that you respect… Read More
The same way that anyone else is allowed into heaven. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) believes that God loves all His children, regardless of their race, and that He desires all of them to return to Him in heaven. The Book of Mormon says, "He inviteth them all to come unto him and partake of his goodness; and he denieth none that come unto him, black and… Read More
The Utah state legislature is almost 80% LDS (Mormon) according to a Huffington Post article on 2/22/2016, "The LDS Church and Utah Politics". Heaven forbid that an external link be allowed in a post! I guess I need to mosey on back to Quora.
The Saints (nicknamed the Mormons by their enemies) were driven from place to place, under threat of extermination and mob violence from people who disliked their unfamiliar religious doctrine, their political strength as a community, and their propensity for preferring to do business with one another. After their prophet and leader Joseph Smith was killed by an Illinois mob in 1844, the Saints upped sticks and moved again, for the final time, to the Intermountain… Read More
Yes of course! Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) celebrate Christmas and enjoy the tradition of sending and receiving Christmas cards. Each year around Christmas the Mormon church sets up a special Christmas website. This year (2012) it features family activities, free music downloads, videos, and e-cards. You can acccess this site through the "Related Links" below.
At the time the Mormons migrated west the now states of California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico were part of the country of Mexico. War broke out with Mexico and the US Government commissioned a battalion of Mormons to join the military. This group known as the Mormon Battalion marched nearly 2,000 miles from Council Bluffs, Iowa to San Diego, California where they were discharged. Meanwhile Brigham Young led the Mormon Pioneers west… Read More
From the US Government's National Park Service discussion of the history of the Park: "In the 1860s, just after settlement by Mormon pioneers, John Wesley Powell visited Zion on the first scientific exploration of southern Utah. By hard work and faith pioneers endured in a landscape that hardly warranted such persistence. Flash floods destroyed towns and drought burned the crops. Only the will to survive saw Paiute, Anasazi, and European descendants through great difficulties. Perhaps… Read More
It depends what kind of software you are looking for. The Church doesn't distribute a lot of computer software, it mostly provides resources free through the internet. The Church has several apps, which are available through the app store for both Apple and Android devices. These apps include scriptures, lesson manuals, hymns, magazines and videos. Their free genealogy software, Personal Ancestral File (PAF), is available through FamilySearch. You can download PAF, mobile apps, and see… Read More
The most important task was getting fresh water. The Salt Lake Valley is very dry and has very little fresh water. Irrigation ditches were dug from mountain streams to water crops and provide something to drink for the people and livestock. The second most important task was getting seeds planted. The pioneers arrived in late July, and the freeze could come as early as September in that region. They needed to get some crops growing… Read More
They have numerous differences starting with their respective historical backgrounds (Christian North America vs Shiah Iran). The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, aka Mormonism or LDS church, presents itself as a re-revelation of Christianity. The Baha'i Faith presents itself as a new and independent religion, not an offshoot of any existent religion, the unity of which was promised in all Scriptures. While Mormonism has 'democratized' the priesthood by ordaining most male believers. The… Read More
No. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) does not run the state of Utah. The Government of the State of Utah runs the state of Utah. Theocratic governments are not allowed within the United States. About 60-70% of the state-level politicians in Utah are members of the Mormon church, which is simply a reflection of the fact that about 65% of the residents of Utah are practicing Mormons.
LDS is a common abbreviation for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church). You can learn more about them by visiting the official websites of the church - Check out the "Related Links" below.
The Mormon Pioneers had to leave several settlements due to severe persecution and in some cases were forced out by law (such as Missouri, where an extermination order was placed on them).
The First Presidency Christmas Devotional of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) is shown nationally on BYU-TV, you will have to check with your cable or sattelite provider to see what channel that is. However, you can also watch it online. Check out the "Related Links" below to see the Christmas Devotionals from 2009 until now.
Mormonism was unpopular in the eastern US before the church was even officially founded. Mormons were not well accepted in the eastern US historically for the same reason that they are not well accepted today - they are not traditional and challenge the beliefs and practices that are commonly taught.
Everywhere! In 1900, most Mormons lived in Utah, southern Idaho, and northern Arizona, with a few congregations in Canada, Mexico, and other US States as well as most European countries and many of the Pacific Islands. In 1999, there were millions of Mormons living all over the world, with most Mormons living outside of the United States. Church growth especially expanded in Africa, Asia, and South America during the 1900's.
Teenage members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) are encouraged to attend Seminary classes. Seminary is usually held before or after school at a local church building or in someone's home. In Utah, high schools are allowed to offer religious classes as non-credit electives, so most Utah high school students can attend Mormon Seminary during the school day. Seminary is a four year program, with each year focused on… Read More
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Latter-day Saints believe that not only Satan, but one third of the hosts of heaven rebelled against God, the Father, and were expelled from Heaven. Satan led that rebellion, and continues to fight against God the Father, and Jesus Christ, the first-born (and only begotten) son of God. So the bottom line is that you, Hitler, Satan, those who followed him, Mother Theresa, the prophets, and Ghandi are all spiritual brothers and sisters of Jesus… Read More
No. The respected Smithsonian Institute (Statement Regarding the Book of Mormon, 1996) says, "Smithsonian archaeologists see no direct connection between the archeology of the New World and the subject matter of the book [of Mormon]." The statement goes on to say, "Reports of finding ancient Egyptian, Hebrew, and other Old World writings in the New World in pre-Columbian contexts have frequently appeared in newspapers, magazines, and sensational books. None of these claims has stood up… Read More
There is some evidence, which is usually discredited by those who do not believe that the Book of Mormon is a real historic record. Symbols and items found with ancient South American and Mexican Temples hold similarities to Book of Mormon concepts. The traditions of Quetzalcoatl, the 'great white god', are strikingly similar to the story of Christ visiting the people in the Book of Mormon. Pre-Columbian South American and Mexican artwork depicting white men… Read More
No. This completely goes against the most basic basic concept in Mormonism, which says that there is an absolute truth and God desires His children to seek after it. Mormonism strongly rejects the idea that truth is subjective.
Religious rituals of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) are similar to those of other Christian religions. For example: Mormons are baptized to become official members of the church, to symbolize their new life in Jesus Christ. Baptisms are performed by a Priest or Elder who immerses the person in water. Baptisms can be performed on anyone age 8 or older. Following baptism, Mormons are confirmed by the Elders. Mormons… Read More
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) was founded in Fayette, New York in April 1830.
Well, the short answer is, you probably can't. We can't give out personal contact information on WikiAnswers, and President Thomas S. Monson has not released his personal contact information to the public anyway. If you want to contact President Monson, you can send a letter to: Office of the First Presidency The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Attn: President Thomas S. Monson 50 East North Temple Street Salt Lake City, UT 84150 You… Read More
As far as I know, BYU has always had a no-Sunday rule for athletics. BYU has always been a very conservative religious university, and believes that athletic activities on Sunday are a violation of God's commandment to "Keep the Sabbath Day holy".
In Utah, they were not counterculture, because everyone living in Utah when the Mormons first moved there accepted polygyny.
The Latter-day Saints (or "Mormons") did not actually build that many forts during their colonization period. The Old Mormon Fort in Las Vegas is famous primarily because it was built during a mission to local Native American tribes by elders of the church. Since they were instrumental in establishing a settlement there, Latter-day Saints still feel a connection with what would become the community of Las Vegas, and have even built a temple there. Where… Read More
The Mormons had been forced out of their homes in New York, Ohio, Illinois, and Missouri. They wanted to practice their religion in peace, so they fled to the Rocky Mountains, where their prophet had predicted they could find refuge.
I don't know who Travis and Jodi are - But if they were adults in a legal heterosexual marriage, whatever they did together is acceptable. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) does not interfere with what a married couple does in their bedroom. Whatever a legally married husband and wife are comfortable with is acceptable. The Church believes that any sexual activity outside of a legal heterosexual marriage between consenting… Read More
Anointing the sick is a practice that has been in the world since Adam. Prophets in the Old Testament taught and preformed healing of the sick and afflicted. The "Magic", as you call it, does not occur in the oil itself, but rather, in the faith of those present. All things can be done by faith. As the woman reached out and touched Jesus' robe as He passed her, it was not the robe that… Read More
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is very well known for it's stance against abortion. It has one of the largest support systems of any church that provides counseling, therapy, and adoptive services to encourage unwed mothers to keep have the baby as apposed to abortion. The church also understands that under extreme situations such as rape, or the life of the mother being at stake, there may be an option to… Read More
The international headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) is in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. It's headquarters is often visited by dignitaries around the world. It is open for anyone to visit with a visitors center and volunteers to give you a tour. Although it began in upstate New York, the church has grown into an international church with more members living outside the United State than in it… Read More
The official name of the Mormon church is: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) Mormon is a nickname given to the church and it's members because of their belief in a book of scripture called the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon is held as sacred scripture and as a companion to the Bible to testify that Jesus is the Christ. Mormons also believe the Bible to be the true… Read More
The two primary leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) are God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. Mormons believe that their church is literally run by God, who reveals His will for the Church to the Prophet. The Prophet, his two Counselors, and Twelve Apostles make up the highest governing body of the worldwide Church.
There are 22 Mormon congregations in Ireland. They are: Dublin Ireland Stake: Finglas Ward: Finglas Road, Dublin Clonsilla Ward: Clonsilla Road, Blanchardstown Bray Branch: 52C Main Street, Bray Terenure Ward: 48 Bushy Park Road, Dublin Clondalkin Ward: Ninth Lock Road, Clondalkin Mullingar Branch: Mullingar Dundalk Branch: Blackthorn Business Park, Unit 6A, Dundalk, Leinster Sligo Branch: Pearce Road, Sligo, Connacht Belfast Northern Ireland Stake: Bangor 1st Ward: Cleland Park, Bangor, BT20 3EP Bangor 2nd Ward: Cleland… Read More
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) experience discrimination in many ways today. The most common way is misrepresentation of their beliefs, especially by the media. Many people spread incorrect information about Mormonism and are unwilling to ask a Mormon to clarify or correct this information. Individual Mormons are often mocked for their beliefs and practices that seem strange to others. The most common things that Mormons are mocked… Read More
It is a rumor that your LDS mission paper packet will be 'heavier' or 'thicker' if you are being called to a foreign mission rather than a stateside mission. It is true that there is extra information regarding passports, visas, etc for the specific country you are called to, however the actual weight difference between stateside and foreign mission packets is so small that it could no be measured with a standard household scale.