The Name of the Church When we break apart the nine-word name of the Church, it is amazingly simple yet descriptive. A saint shuns that which is unclean or degrading and avoids excess even of that which is good. Paul did not presume the people he taught were perfect—only that they had been set apart to strive for perfection and to take on themselves the name of Jesus Christ. This article is excerpted and abridged with permission from The Saints of Zion: An Introduction to Mormon Theology by Travis S. In time, his son, Moroni, was the last remaining Nephite, the only good person left in his part of the world. Pour out your heart to your Heavenly Father.
It was in the spring of 1820 that this battle began between Christianity and Mormonism, and it was Joseph Smith who threw the first stone. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the position of the Church. In this site we will not discuss their beliefs directly. Though a member of the 1st Presidency, Rigdon never accepted the teaching of plural marriage. The ancient purpose remains: that is, to preach the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ and administer the ordinances of salvation—in other words, to bring people to Christ. While members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have no desire to compromise the distinctiveness of the restored Church of Jesus Christ, they wish to work together with other Christians—and people of all faiths—to recognize and remedy many of the moral and family issues faced by society.
We do not worship the Son and we do not worship the Holy Ghost. We cannot call ourselves Christians—or Saints—and then happily spend our lives sinning. Others may try to use the word Mormon more broadly to include and refer to those who have left the Church and formed various splinter groups. Jesus Jesus is God incarnate and divine. If you have read the comparison table above then you will see how Mormonism is completely different from Christianity, even though they use many of the same terms.
Asia is bigger than the Orient. But as African-Americans themselves adopted the new language, most of us have tried to adapt our usage to the preferred term. She became a member of the Church at the age of 17 and began sharing her faith online in 1992. Technically true, but the general term now has a different, more specific meaning. Some may wonder why the Church has chosen now to make these changes? As many of you know, The Book of Mormon gets its name from a character in the book whose name was Mormon.
Not the first time This effort to distance itself from the Mormon name isn't new. Speaking the Truth in Love to Mormons Wels Outreach Resources,. Turn to Him for answers and for comfort. We have noticed that this has become more and more of a response by those we attempt to share the Gospel with. Also out: the word Mormonism, which the style guide states is an inaccurate word to use to describe the doctrine, culture and lifestyle unique to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. At this time, a great battle was scheduled between the two groups.
Why would the Church embark on such a monumental effort as this? According to Latter-day Saint logic, had the Great Apostasy not taken place, there would be no need for any restoration; hence, there would have been no need for Joseph Smith. No examples of the coinages mentioned in the Book of Mormon, like the senum, ezrom, and shiblums, have ever been found. At age fifteen, Mormon, still a serious young man, wanted to preach to the wicked, but God would not allow it. The prophet Mormon, for whom the Book of Mormon was named, abridging the gold plates. Eventually, Mormons accepted the name and even used it themselves for the name of their world famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Moreover, not all Christian churches are certain that Christianity must be defined by commitment to a closed canon. Historically, the different denominations within the Latter Day Saint movement have been hostile towards or dismissive of one another; this is largely because each group claims to be the sole legitimate continuation of the established by Smith in 1830. Mormons use the term because it is the one used in the New Testament. Polygamy Timeline: 1831 — Joseph Smith receives plural marriage revelation, though it remains unrecorded. The Latter-day Saint belief in a restored Christianity helps explain why so many Latter-day Saints, from the 1830s to the present, have converted from other Christian denominations.
He was a Nephite warrior and the father of Moroni. He declared himself to be a prophet of God. Each of these is examined below. He atoned for all who would repent of their sins, and He broke the bands of death and provided the resurrection from the dead. Thus in baptism … man covenants to abide by all of the laws and requirements of the whole gospel. Nevertheless, Mormons agree with non-Mormons that is significantly different from the trinitarian view of the of the 4th century. Ad The same is true for the Savior and His Church.
We honor him and treasure the book that bears his name. There is a verse in the Book of Mormon that states it quite clearly. The traditional Christ of whom they speak is not the Christ of whom I speak. But Latter-day Saints do not follow Mormon, we follow Jesus Christ. I wrote a lengthy post on this in 2006 at PoliBlog, which is now gone the to the rescue! Then one day your friend Bob invites you to a soccer game… You join your friend Bob and hundreds of others to watch the game.
There need not be and must not be on our part. The largest of these, the originally known as the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints , was formed in Illinois in 1860 by several groups uniting around Smith's son,. Each prophet had been required to write a history of his people and their dealings with God. The name also conveys our belief in modern revelation. According to Latter Day Saint churches, God re-established the church as found in the through Joseph Smith.