The Church Of Jesus Christ

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Using the question cues provided analyse the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Aotearoa New Zealand.
● When was the Cult founded?
● How was this Cult founded?
● Who was the founder of this Cult?
● When did the Cult come to New Zealand?

The cult Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day was founded informally in 1829 and the formally on the 6th April 1830 in New York In the United States. The cult was founded by Joseph Smith. As A young boy Joseph was confused as to which church he should join and regularly looked guidance from god through prayer, One day god the almighty father and his son Jesus Christ appeared to joseph through a vision and explained to him that he should not join any other churches “for they were all wrong; … that all their creeds were an abomination in his sight; … that: ‘they draw near to me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me, they teach for doctrines the commandments of men, having a form of godliness, but they deny the power thereof.’” (JS-H 1:19) People heard of Josephs encounter but few chose to believe him, Fours years passed before Joseph was visited by a heavenly messenger by the name of Moroni who said god has special work for joseph to do and that deposited in a nearby hill were some gold plates which had the everlasting gospel in scripted onto it and that it was josephs job to translate the words and restore the gospel of the lord. When joseph tried removing the plates from the nearby hill joseph was told…
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