By continuing your visit to this site, you accept the use of cookies. They ensure the proper functioning of our services and display relevant ads. Learn more about cookies and act

Not yet registered? Create a OverBlog!

Create my blog

All about: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a Christian religion believing in Jesus Christ as the saviour of the world and the Son of God. This religion is also known as Mormonism. It is a diversion from the Protestant Church while holding the King James Bible as its basic scripture.

Book of Mormons

The religion was created by Joseph Smith Jr. in the year 1820. Smith claimed that Jesus Christ had told him in a vision that all denominations of the Church were false. God later told him to establish the Mormon faith following the Book of Mormons. The book was translated by Joseph Smith from an ancient book buried in a hill near New York and revealed to Smith by an angel.

Joseph Smith Jr. and Brigham Young

This book was the foundation of the Church of Latter Day Saints. Smith made many converts to the religion but was killed in 1844. After him, Brigham Young was chosen to lead the new Church. The new leader and his followers moved to Utah where a Mormon commune was brought into existence. Mormons believe in a primitive form of existence and Christianity.

Plural marriage

They LDS adherents believe in plural marriage, which is a form of polygamy. Today, the main Church has stopped polygamy but other breakoff groups and family units still permit the marriage of one man to many women. This was a sore point and aroused angry responses from people of the orthodox Protestant and Catholic Church.

Salt Lake City

As a result, missionaries were sent to England to make new converts to the LDS Mormon Church. The missionaries were very successful and by 1850 there were more Mormons in England than North America. Furthermore, a hundred thousand Mormon immigrants flocked to America and made a beeline for Salt Lake City, Utah. Even today in Utah more than fifty per cent of the people are LDS living practitioners of the faith. A unique feature of the faith involves saving ordinances. Even dead ancestors can be ordained into the modern LDS faith. Thus, there is a sudden interest in genealogy and the search for a complete family tree. Old census records like the 1881 census and the 1900 census are being looked up by modern LDS members to look for their ancestors. Joseph Smith and Brigham Young have left a Church which will always have staunch followers. Mormons living in America are now seriously looking for their roots in England. It is a normal human desire which will also keep the faith alive.

Same category articles History

What was the tree of liberty speech about?

What was the tree of liberty speech about?

Jefferson' tree of liberty speech was given to Congress in1787 after Shay's rebellion. Jefferson was advocating a merciful attitude to the rebels, who were often desperate men. Behind it was Jefferson's philosophy which recognised that governments were a great threat to liberty and must be held to account by the nation, sometimes by force.
David Cameron: biography

David Cameron: biography

In 2010, David Cameron led the Conservatives into Britain's first coalition government since the Second World War with the support of the smaller Liberal Democrat party, becoming Prime Minister. From his election to Tory party leader in 2005, Cameron had made significant inroads, reducing the poll lead of the then-dominant Labour party and returning his party to government for the first time since 1997.
John Bercow: biography

John Bercow: biography

John Bercow MP is a prominent faces in British politics. He has been an encumbent Speaker of the House of Commons since June 2009, as well as a Member of Parliament since the 1997. This article outlines Bercow's pre-Political career and his achievements since entering Westminster, showing how he has become a notable public figure.
Southeast Christian Church: The facts

Southeast Christian Church: The facts

What originally began as a small collection of some fifty people, has since grown into one of the largest churches in North America. This article will follow some essential facts behind the Southeast Christian Church.