Joseph Smith's Contributions to the Development of Mormons

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Mormons were created by Joseph Smith in 1820, when Smith was 14 and lived in New York. During that time God supposedly came to him and told him not to join any of the churches in his town. Instead God told Smith to start a new religion that was based on “One Lord, One Faith, and One Baptism”. God also said that no other churches were leading and teaching their people the right way, by God’s way. Smith believed that the figure speaking to him was God so he went out and began this new religion he named Mormon. In 1830, Joseph Smith published “The Book of Mormon”. Also Smith began the Latter-Day Saints Church in 1830 in Palmyra, New York. Brigham Young was the successor to Smith and the second President of the Latter-Day Saints Church. Ezra Taft Benson was also a friend of Smith’s and a former United States Secretary of Agriculture under President Eisenhower and thirteenth President of the Latter-Day Saints Church. George Albert Smith was the 8th President of the Mormon Church. At the moment, Thomas S. Monson is the President and he is the 16th President of the Latter-Day Saints Church of Christ. Each President has the assistance of a group of contemporary apostles. The Church of Latter-Day Saints or any other Church of Mormons estimates between eleven million and twelve million followers. Mormon beliefs are very different from Christian beliefs, although some are similar. Mormons believe that Jesus was born through sexual union between Mary and Elohim but Christians
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