Smith, the recipient of dreams and heavenly manifestations in the 1820s, dictated to scribes the translated text of a holy book he said had been engraved on gold plates by an American Indian historian about a.d. The six-hundred-page Book of Mormon was published in the spring of 1830.
The Latter-day Saints church, as it is more accurately called, was intended to be a restoration of the primitive church established by Jesus and his apostles....
The vision he had told him to find some secret hidden golden plates in a hillside called Cumorah in Palmyra, in the New York state.
The plates were then kept hidden for four years, smith found the plates and four years later he translated what it said on them behind a curtain, the inscription was written in the book of Mor...
[tags: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints] - Mormons Moving to Salt Lake City During the nineteenth century there were many different types of people moving west over America.
One of these groups was the religious group, the Mormons.
[tags: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints] - Mormons in Utah I intend to prove that the Mormon religion, which began to rise in both reputation and numbers in Utah, is a strange mixer of Christianity, American pragmatism, millennialist expectations, economic experimentation, political conservation, evangelical fervor and international activity, but is still a highly followed, rapidly growing, and successful religion.
Mormonism is a major modern religion with more than 8 million members, and over 4 million in the United States.
The book contains a promise that states that whoever reads it sincerely, ponders its contents, and asks God if it is true will receive knowledge by the power of the Holy Spirit.... In 2007 there were over 13 million Mormons worldwide, there are approximately 6 million Mormons in the United States.
[tags: christianity, Latter-Day Saints, doctrine] - Introduction How does Mormonism, more formally known as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, compare to Biblical Christianity. Mormonism is “the fastest and most successful cult in the history of the United States…an average (increasing) rate of 300,000 converts a year” (Ridenour 130)....