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Who is Joseph Smith As It Relates to the Mormon?

The religious group known as the Mormons cannot be investigated very long until the name Joseph Smith rises to the surface and is seen as one held in high regard. In order for one to examine the doctrines, practices, and views of the Mormon faith one must become acquainted with Joseph Smith, and who he

What Do Mormons Teach About The Origin Of Man?

Jim Beltz  Three of the questions that have perplexed the mind of mankind since the beginning of time are: Where did we come from? Why are we here? Where will we go when this life is over? Our assignment is to deal with the first of these questions. Where did we come from? We will

Life of Sidney Rigdon

Written by Nathan Franson INTRODUCTION It is ironic that one of the most active participants in the American restoration movement also happened to be one of the most active participants in the forming of such a successful cult. In fact, if one were to ask someone in the religious world what they know of Sidney


Author: Brian R. Kenyon Several years ago, a middle aged man who identified himself as a Mormon started attending a night class at the Florida School of Preaching that this writer taught on the Book of Matthew. He came about the tenth week (out of a sixteen week semester) as the result of some full-time

Can One go to Heaven Obeying the Book of Mormon?

INTRODUCTION There is a creed of thirteen statements called the Articles of Faith that outline basic teachings and ordinances of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  They are located in the Pearl of Great Price.  The eighth Article of Faith reads, “We believe the Bible to be the word of God as

How Did Mormonism Begin?

INTRODUCTION Joseph Fielding Smith, the nephew of Joseph Smith, Jr., wrote, “Mormonism, as it is called, must stand or fall on the story of Joseph Smith.  He was either a prophet of God, divinely called, properly appointed and commissioned, or he was one of the biggest frauds this world has ever seen.  There is no

Canonicity of the Book of Mormon

INTRODUCTION The Book of Mormon claims to be a reliable book much like the Bible.[1] It proclaims to cover a time period of approximately 1000 years, ranging from 600 B.C. to A.D. 421.[2] Its text contains a series of books describing the life and descendents of a man named Lehi from Jerusalem. Throughout the pages

The Truth According to the Mormon church

What do you know about the Mormon Church? Interestingly, for a religious group that is among the most populated in the world, many find themselves limited in answering this question. Most are familiar with identifying the Book of Mormon or the young missionaries with their dark ties and nametags riding around on their
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