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  Mormon Temples
The mormon temple is the primal central holy place dedicated to the worship of God and the perfecting of his covenant people.
Mormon temples are also a place where members can perform baptisms for the dead.
Once a mormon temple is dedicated, ceremonies in the temple are only for members of the Church who have a current identification card, called a temple recommend.
www.lightplanet.com /mormons/temples   (899 words)

  Mormon Church : Apologetics research resources   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Mormons believe that their church is "the only true and living church upon the face of the whole earth" (DandC 1:30), the only organization authorized by the Almighty to preach his gospel and administer the ordinances of salvation, the only Church which has power to save" (Mormon Doctrine; 1977 ed, p.
Thus, while Mormons profess to be Christians, they are outside orthodox Christianity and the Mormon Church is considered to be, theologically, a cult of Christianity.
The Roman Catholic Church declared Thursday that Mormon converts must be rebaptized, a setback to the Mormon Church's effort to characterize itself as a Christian denomination.
www.apologeticsindex.org /m04.html   (996 words)

  Mormon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mormon is a colloquial term used to refer specifically to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as well as more generally to members of smaller denominations within the Latter Day Saint movement.
The LDS Church argues "Mormon", "Mormon fundamentalist" and "Mormon dissident", when used in reference to organizations or groups outside of the LDS Church (especially those that practice plural marriage), is a misunderstanding of Mormon theology; in particular the principle of continuous revelation and Priesthood authority.
Mormons are often depicted in movies and television as very religious, blond-haired Caucasians, having large families and a focus on genealogy and fundamentalism.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mormon   (1626 words)

 Mormon 1
Mormon is announcing both that he is the author (as opposed to the compiler/abridger/historian), and that he has created a shift in the transmission line of the text.
Mormon was one of those, and he tells us that while the spirit may not have been present for the benefit of the people of Nephi as a whole, it was nevertheless important in his life.
Mormon deserves that we take him at his word, and understand that he actually was visited “of the Lord.” Mormon declares himself a special witness of the Savior, so this is the most likely reading of the passage.
frontpage2000.nmia.com /~nahualli/LDStopics/Mormon/Mormon1.htm   (3689 words)

 Mormon 6
Mormon does not select a location because it would provide a good defensive position for a long struggle, but a position which can be defended and give the greatest possible advantage to the defender.
Mormon doesn’t tell us the extent of these plates, but it is probable that they were the current set of plates comprising the overall record known as the plates of Nephi, which had been a generic name for the official plate transmission line for a thousand years.
Mormon is seeing (actually or in memory by the time this is written) the corpses of men and women that he personally knew lying on the fields.
frontpage2000.nmia.com /~nahualli/LDStopics/Mormon/Mormon6.htm   (4237 words)

 Mormon college thrives in Virginia - Salt Lake Tribune
BUENA VISTA, Va. - Greg Larsen seems like your typical young Mormon: He was born and raised in Utah, served a two-year mission in San Antonio and is married - at 23 - to the woman he met as an undergrad at a Mormon university.
The 12-year-old university is 97 percent Mormon in an area better known for Baptists and Jerry Falwell's Liberty University, about 40 miles to the south.
Students like Larsen say the Mormon culture of the school - even as it officially remains separate from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - was a big draw.
www.sltrib.com /news/ci_9299464?source=rss   (328 words)

 Mormonism - Christian or Cult?
Mormonism teaches that through the atonement of Christ and by their good deeds and "holy" living, men can one day become gods, and with their multiplicity of "goddess wives," populate their own planets.
Mormonism teaches that Jesus, Lucifer, and all the demons, as well as all mankind, are actually all spirit brothers and sisters, born in the spirit world as spirit babies to our man-god Heavenly Father and his goddess wives.
Mormon Apostle McConkie explained, "And Christ was born into the world as a literal Son this Holy Being; he was born in the same personal, real, and literal sense that any mortal son is born to a mortal father.
www.rapidnet.com /~jbeard/bdm/Cults/mormon.htm   (5974 words)

The Mormon pioneer experience is closely tied to the formation, growth, and development of their church, which was founded by Joseph Smith, April 6, 1830, in Fayette, New York.
The Mormons left Nauvoo earlier than planned because of the revocation of their city charter, growing rumors of U.S. government intervention, and fears that federal troops would march on the city.
Mormon emigrants continued to arrive during the remaining weeks of summer and fall, and approximately 1,650 people spent their first winter in the valley.
www.americanwest.com /trails/pages/mormtrl.htm   (2744 words)

 ‘Mormon mafia’ storms reality TV - Times Online
The Mormon success seems all the more striking because the sect continues to be regarded with considerable suspicion by many Americans, as Mitt Rom-ney, the former Republican presidential candidate, discovered to his cost when his Mormon beliefs became an issue early in the primary campaign.
Mormons who are prepared to shed their goody-goody image have also proved popular on reality shows – notably the Mormon contestant who was known as “the Idaho virgin” but ended up sucking the toes of an eligible bachelor on a cable-channel dating show.
The Mormon church, known to itself as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints, has been generally supportive of reality show contestants, although Julie Stoffer, an unmarried student at the Mormon-run Brigham Young University, was suspended for living with male housemates in a Big Brother-style show.
www.timesonline.co.uk /tol/arts_and_entertainment/tv_and_radio/article3953700.ece   (1540 words)

 Evolutionary Development for the Structure of the Book of Mormon by Quinn Brewster
Thus the first quarter of the Book of Mormon, from Lehi to Benjamin, was taken directly from the small plates of Nephi with no abridgment by Mormon, and the bulk of the remainder was taken from Mormon's abridgment of the large plates of Nephi.
It might be suggested that Mormon could have read about the small plates on the large plates during his abridgment of the forepart and even referred to them himself in his own abridgment without bothering to search among the records for the small plates until after finishing the forepart, Lehi-Benjamin.
Roberts's private Studies of the Book of Mormon, published in 1985 by University of Illinois Press and in 1992 by Signature Books, gives a lengthy discussion of similarities between the Book of Mormon and View of the Hebrews, which was published in 1823 and 1825 in Vermont, several years before the Book of Mormon.
www.lds-mormon.com /quinn_brewster.shtml   (4824 words)

 Mormonism   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The founder of Mormonism, Joseph Smith, was born in Vermont in 1805.
As a youth Smith is described by Mormons as "honest and sincere, devout and intelligent...humbly seeking the truth [3] According to other sources, however, he was "a poorly educated, superstitious youth" who 'made extensive use of divining rods and peek stones" as he accompanied his father on expeditions in search of buried treasure.
Brigham Young identifies God the Father as Adam, and Mormons teach that it was not through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit but through the physical union of this immortal Adam-God and the mortal Virgin Mary that God the Son, "Jehovah" or Jesus Christ, was born in the flesh.
www.roca.org /oa/89/89m.htm   (1795 words)

 Introduction to the Book of Mormon
Much of the Book of Mormon deals with descendants of a man named Lehi, a 6th century B.C. prophet who lived in the Jerusalem area but was warned by the Lord to flee the area with his family and several other people.
And the Book of Mormon is an important part of that process, intended to show the scattered remnants of Israel who they are, to teach them of the covenants that God has made with His people, and to convince them (and all that will hear) that Jesus is the Christ, the Promised Messiah.
The Book of Mormon is offered as the most tangible and easiest test of the mission of Joseph Smith: he was either a forger and a con-man of the worst degree, or a prophet of God.
www.jefflindsay.com /BOMIntro.shtml   (6496 words)

 BBC NEWS | Programmes | From Our Own Correspondent | Is America ripe for a Mormon president?
You may already know that Mormons do not drink coffee or alcohol but what you might not know is that their religious ban is on "hot drinks".
Mormons are social conservatives - hugely keen on the promotion of family life.
The book of Mormon - an addition to the Bible which arrived in tablets of gold in upstate New York in the nineteenth century, says Jesus will return and set up his Kingdom in Jackson County, Missouri, where you will be surprised to learn the Garden of Eden was once located.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/6203179.stm   (921 words)

 Is The Mormon Church stuck with an embarrassing book it cannot historically support?
Mormons grow up with the belief that Native Americans are somehow related to a lost tribe from Israel.
To a Mormon this story is history, but to historians it is simply a fiction, concocted by Joseph Smith within his "Book of Mormon." The complete lack of any objective archaeological or historical proof to support such a story is explained away by Mormon apologists to the faithful.
For [Mormons] one of the keys to this great pattern of existence is the group of people known as Lamanites.
www.rickross.com /reference/mormon/mormon34.html   (1139 words)

 A. T. Schroeder's 1901 & 1919 publications
The Mormons, in their publication of the first manuscript story, have labelled it "The Manuscript Found," though no such title is discoverable anywhere upon or in the body of the manuscript in the Oberlin library.
This also answers one Mormon argument made against Rigdon's theft of the manuscript from the printing office, which argument is always based upon the assumption the original manuscript of the rewritten story was in the Sabine trunk long after the time of the alleged theft by Rigdon.
The Mormons are not all dull, and their cunning leaders readily saw that it would be unwise to advertise the suddenness of this conversion, since it might serve to identify the guilty conspirators.
www.solomonspalding.com /docs/1901schr.htm   (16998 words)

 Mormon teaching: there is nothing more pagan
Mormon Articles of Faith say, "We believe the Bible to be the Word of God as far as it is translated correctly: we also believe The Book of Mormon to be the Word of God." They claim anything in the Bible which denies Mormon teaching is "incorrectly translated."
Mormons conduct proxy weddings to "seal" these dead ones so they can be husband and wife in heaven.
Obviously Mormonism, which bases its claim to be the true church on the absolute reliability of early Mormon prophets, is proving today that those prophets were not speaking the words of an infallible God.
www.chick.com /bc/1985/mormonism.asp   (813 words)

 Mormon Stories Podcast
This is a presentation given at the 2000 Salt Lake Sunstone Symposium entitled: “The Decade of the Sixties: The Early Struggles in the RLDS Shift from Sect to Denomination”;.
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www.mormonstories.org   (3263 words)

 Mormon, Mormon Church, Book of Mormon, Mormon Beliefs, Mormon Religion -- Beliefnet.com
The Mormon religion was founded the U.S. in 1830 by Joseph Smith, and today is one of the largest faith groups in America.
Formally known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Mormon church is based in Salt Lake City, Utah, while Mormon missionaries bring the Book of Mormon--the faith's scripture, along with the Bible--around the globe.
Mormonism's short history has been tumultuous, with its early embrace of polygamy, which it later renounced; its westward trek under leader Brigham Young; and its successful push for Utah statehood.
www.beliefnet.com /ep/mormon-religion.asp   (329 words)

 Is the Book of Mormon historically true?
Even if there are occasional parallels--and superficial ones at that--between Brighamite Mormonism and certain figures in early church history--orthodox, heterodox, or heretic--there is no known group with a pattern of clear parallels to Brighamite Mormonism, there is no identifiable group with a distinctively Mormon theological framework.
It is an undeniable and well documented fact that a large part of Brighamite Mormon theology and practice has evolved over time from the beginning of the career of Joseph Smith to the present.
If the Book of Mormon agrees with the New Testament concerning the words and deeds of Jesus, and if it adds no new words or deeds that do not have New Testament parallels, then the Book of Mormon itself implies that the text and the theology of the New Testament are virtually uncorrupted.
www.lds-mormon.com /aa.shtml   (4975 words)

 Mormon - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
Mormons worship Quaker Oatmeal Man and Oprah Winfrey as separate beings, (Mormons ARE pot smokers.) They also believe that through angels and revelation through the Church that Christ promoted while alive was restored through a man named Joseph Stalin.
It is a common misconception that Mormons don't drink soda; some may frown upon the frequent drinking of "sodas", but this is just a preference, not part of the corporate gospel.
Joseph Stalin-Smith was chosen by Oprah to restore the Church of Satan to the earth.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Mormon   (1009 words)

 Mormon political clout grows - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
And the 15 Mormons in Congress is a slightly greater representation than the religious group's percentage of the general population.
Mormons have come a long way since Joseph Smith founded the church in upstate New York in the early 1800s.
Reid, who attends a Mormon church just outside Washington and keeps the Book of Mormon in his office, was not born into the faith.
www.usatoday.com /news/religion/2006-12-01-mormons_x.htm   (945 words)

 Religions: The Book of Mormon
The Book of Mormon goes clear the other direction and makes it plain that Christ was God and that Christians are the sons and daughters of God."
In 1830, Joseph Smith, founder of the Christian sect known as Mormons, published writings he had translated from golden plates reputedly delivered to him by the angel Moroni.
These writings were to become the controversial sacred writings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) and were titled the "Book of Mormon." Although more than 100 million copies of the Book of Mormon are in print in 94 languages, it has been roundly ignored as a legitimate topic of academic study.
reluctant-messenger.com /mormon.htm   (434 words)

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