The Church Of Jesus Christ

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Mormonism
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as the Mormon Church is properly known, was founded in 1830 by Joseph Smith, Jr. Mormons assert that Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph Smith in 1820 with the express purpose of restoring His Church and gospel in its purity and fullness to the earth. The Mormon Church uses two sources as its primary authorities: the Book of Mormon and the Bible. The doctrine and covenants in the Pearl of Great Price are also viewed as divine authority. According to their beliefs the Book of Mormon came to rectify all the errors in the Bible. Plural marriage became the faith 's most sensational characteristic during the 19th century, but vigorous opposition by the United States Congress threatened the church 's existence as a legal institution. In his 1890 Manifesto, church president Wilford Woodruff announced the official end of plural marriage, though the practice continued unofficially until the early 20th century. Several smaller groups of Mormons broke with the church over the issue of plural marriage, forming several denominations of Mormon fundamentalism. Meanwhile, the Church has become a proponent of monogamy and patriotism. All Mormon faiths set apart from the world by what they believe are their unique relationship with God. The following are core beliefs of the Mormon doctrine. #1The Nature of Jesus Christ- Mormonism is centered on Jesus Christ and His role as creator and redeemer. He is not only the center of Mormon…
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