Mormons use the name Elohim to refer to God. According to Terryl L. Givens in his book Wrestling the Angels, “The first verse of the Bible, however, employs a different name for the divine being-Elohim. The fact that Elohim appears as the divine name in the oldest portions of the
Mormonism is a name meaning the spiritual principles of followers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as well known as Mormons. Mormonism defines the guidelines of the Church that were reestablished to the world by the Prophet Joseph Smith. If you would ask the question “what is
Two of these denominations were the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the African Methodist Episcopal. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - commonly known as Mormons was founded by Joseph Smith; he was inspired to create a new church faction by the revivals he experienced in the western area of New York called the "Burned Over District-" implying it had been "scorched" by so many revivals. Although not regarded as a splinter off from an existing Protestant denomination but a restoration of primitive Christianity having distinctive post-biblical doctrines, the Mormon Church is now a flourishing, worldwide denomination. On the other hand, during the revivals, Baptists and Methodists converted large numbers of blacks. However, because of the mistreatment they received from their fellow believers, under the leadership of Richard Allen, the black population broke away from the Methodist church while creating their own denomination; the African Methodist Episcopal.10 Both churches mentioned above, having developed and sprouted out other denominations over the years, still stand even today.
Mormonism Denies Monotheism and the Trinity Based upon the teachings of Joseph Smith Jr., Mormonism denies monotheism, embracing a polytheistic worldview. In a sermon given on April 07, 1844, Mr. Smith
Although many will claim reading the scriptures and saying prayers are the “primary answers” to any situation, I want to share with you how I have found studying the Book of Mormon is one of “The Primary Answers” to protection and lasting conversion in our lives. The fiery darts of the adversary have little or no effect upon us when we begin a serious study of the Book of Mormon; we are protected through the promises of the Lord who said “whoso would hearken unto the word of God, and would hold fast unto it, they would never perish; neither could temptations and the fiery darts of the adversary overpower them unto blindness, to lead them away to destruction” (1 Nephi 15:24). We are also promised by a modern day prophet, Ezra Taft Benson, “There is a power in the book which will begin to flow into your lives the moment you begin a serious study of the book. You will find greater power to resist temptation. You will find the power to avoid deception. You will find the power to stay on the strait and narrow path.” (Ezra Taft Benson, October 1986, Ensign) There is no other path to true conversion and staying on the path which leads us to the tree of eternal life and that of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
A homegrown religion originating in the late 1820s, Mormonism arose as a rejection of the existing Christian sects and a return to what the Mormons considered to be pure Christianity. Similarly, the members believed their desire for a new kind of government stemmed from their disillusionment with what they believed was a corrupt government and a desire for the reestablishment of true American values and the original intent of the founding fathers. This sentiment is epitomized by Joseph Smith’s presidential platform, which states “No honest man can doubt for a moment, the glory of American liberty is on the wane; and that calamity and confusion will sooner or later destroy the
The writings, known as the Book of Mormon, describe how some Israelites traveled to the Americas to become the indigenous tribes (Gutjahr 7). The books and Joseph’s teachings laid out a faith that seemed radically different than any other. But Mormonism shares roots with other religions; it began as a form of Trinitarian Christianity. Like Christianity, it builds on Judaism; Mormonism also connects with the Jewish history as the Book of Mormon describes the families of a lost tribe of Israel. Like Protestantism, Mormonism can be considered a reformed version of Christianity. Mormonism, in fact, has much in common with Islam—both have Abrahamic roots and a modern prophet and sacred text. Mormon ideas may seem radical in some areas, but are Christian in many fundamental aspects. Mormons believe in God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, although they see them as separate beings. They accept the Old and New Testament as the work of God, and believe in many Christian ideas such as sin, divine revelation, and God’s eventual return. The main difference, then, is simply that Mormonism is newer than other religions, and thus assumed to be invalid. As Noah Feldman summarizes, “Antiquity
Mormonism is a religion created by Joseph Smith on April 6, 1830(The Mormon Trail), its believers are referred to as Mormons and practice the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS Church) (The Mormon Trail). Smith believed himself to be a prophet destined to “restore the original pure church the Christians in the Book of Mormon had created (Manifest Destiny and Westward Expansion).” However, he was killed by a mob in Illinois but was replaced by his successor, Brigham Young. Their beliefs include a particular set of deity, afterlife, and they practice polygamy, which is one of the reasons the Mormons sought religious freedom.
What would the world be like if no one performed benevolent acts? Kindness can be defined as being a friendly person by helping others out. Ezra Taft Benson once said, “One who is kind is sympathetic and gentle with others. He is considerate of others’ feelings and courteous in his behavior. He has a helpful nature. Kindness pardons others’ weaknesses and faults. Kindness is extended to all – to the aged and the young, to animals, to those low of station as well as the high.” Ezra Taft Benson was the United States President of the Mormon Church. He led the Mormon Church to the best of its ability with his love for Mormon beliefs. The legacy Ezra Taft Benson left behind affected Mormons throughout the United States from 1985 continuing until
Reflecting on a Mormon Perspective W7 A2 Based upon the information gathered from Robert Millet about the Mormon perspectives on their religion. The Mormons renounced a distant, unknowable god of the Neoplatonists God of philosophers and worshiping a God, who possesses every divine attribute.(251 Metzger) Some of the Mormons views of God
Some of the "rituals" as a Mormon, are that every Monday evening we get together as a family and do some kind of activity together. It is called "family home evening". We do activities such as getting together to watch a movie, have dinner together, go to the park, the movies, an event, or even play board games. The point of this day is to reunite as a family and share some family quality time. Being that we all have things to do in our personal lives, work, school, hobbies, etc, sometimes families don't really share moments together because of their different schedules and what not, so we do this once a week to catch up, share a time together, and if there is anything to talk about as a family it's the perfect time to do it, if there is
Christianity is a widespread religion, but many people have never heard of Mormonism, a religion said to have branched from Christianity. However, if you take a closer look at the two faiths, you will find that there are several differences and few similarities.
). Also 62% of the religiously affiliated say that they attend a religious service at least twice a month (Pew Research Center). And among the religiously affiliated, the Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormons have the greatest levels of regular religious services. Of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, 85% say they attend religious services at least once a week, and 77% of Mormons say they attend them once a week (Pew Research Center). In contrast, 39% of Catholics and 39% of Protestants say they attend Mass weekly, which is relatively lower than the Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Mormons (Pew Research Center). There is also quite a large gap in going to religious services between the old and young Americans. The gap is particularly large for Catholics. 56% percent
Mormonism Mormonism is a very diverse religion and has a lot of beliefs contrary to other religions. It began in the 1820’s by a man named Joseph Smith. This was just in the same time period as the second great awakening, so that could have very well had an affect on the religion’s foundation. Smith claims having a vision from God after praying to which denomination he should join. In this vision Smith saw God the Father and Jesus Christ as two different beings. Instead of where christianity God is all one being or known as the trinity, God the Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit. He made claims the Lord told him to make his own denomination and to not have anything to do with any other because they were all wrong. Joseph Smith started
According to Mormonism 101 (2017), “The fundamental principles of our religion are … concerning Jesus Christ that He died was buried, and rose again the third day, and ascended into heaven; all other things which pertain to our religion are only appendages to it.” Some other beliefs of the Mormons, are that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world, Christ allows us to be saved from our sins and the original Church as read in the New Testament has been restored. To further go into detail of these three, the first is that Jesus