The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day (Saints) Chinese early translation of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Church) does not belong to any one branch of Christian sects movement, a faction, but the belief content and Christianity are different, and there is generally more common Mormon
The informal name (Mormon). The commonly used LDS (Latter Day English referred to as Saints). The church is The latter day Saint movement
In the development of the largest, and one of the most known Sectarian
Jose Simy, also founder of the only recognized denominations, and that the church was the revival of primitive christianity.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
The church is headquartered in the United States The state of Utah The city of Saline Lake
The incumbent president Daumas Benson. According to the August 15, 2014 church figures, the church has 15 million 82 thousand and 28 members, of which about 6 million 390 thousand people living in the United States, is the fourth largest religious group, is currently the world's largest emerging religion . Known as the Church of Latter Day Saints, Christians believe that Jesus Christ and the father Stoudemire appeared to Joseph Smith, and called him into a Prophet
And through the Renaissance. authority
And call the new apostolic organization Jesus Christ
On the floor of the church. Christians believe that Jesus Christ is the real head of the church, the church leaders continue through enlightenment. President post is the housekeeper, a shepherd, is not the property of the Church of the dominator, owner, heir. The second time when Jesus Christ comes, will return to the church steward Jesus Christ personally managed by his hands.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints The name of the church
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints origin
So no matter what you do, will be in my name; so you want to use my name to call this church; you will ask in my name. Father, ask him to bless the church for my sake. Not my name, how is my church! Because if a Moses
The title of the church, the Church of Mose; and as a person's name to call, that is a person of the church; but if it is called by my name, if it is established in our gospel above, that is my church. "
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints evolution
When the church was established in 1830, when the name is "Church of Christ (Church of Christ)". In order to this era of the church and the Church of the New Testament, it is often called the "Church of Latter Day Saints (LDS Church), the name" between 1834 and 1838 are in common use. In April 1838, the church full name is called "the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints)". When the church in 1851, the system of the legal documents above with modern standard spelling and punctuation, the first word capitalized as "The", and add the link short line to become "Latter-day". The church English formal legal name is "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints". Before 1851 of this church is the official name of a dispute, because the company in the church system (but have scale) before church publications and legal documents above and no standardized spelling and punctuation. English, Church of the word "The" is included in the official name, and will not be modified as the use of the definite article.
The church is often referred to as the "LDS Church (latter day Saints) and Mormon Church (the Mormon Church)". The church will usually be called "Mormons (Mormons) or Latter-day Saints (latter day Saints)", these two names are believers accept. This is called "Mormon" in 1830 after the publication of "the book of Mormon" appeared. Although the original use of the word has a flat loss of Italy, the word was also widely used in the church.
The church demands the official name "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints)" as much as possible, when needed and said: "this is the name of God revealed to Simy Jose in 1838. The church and encourage the use of "the Church (Church)" or "The Church of Jesus (Christ He
The Church of Christ) "as the name of the church, even so," LDS Church (LDS Church) "is still widely used in official Church publications, and the church is officially" Mormon (Mormon)" As its "Mormon Tabernacle Choir (the Mormon Tabernacle Choir)" is the name of a word. When referring to the members of the church, the church suggested the use of "Latter-day Saints (LDS), even if the" Mormons "(Mormon)" is acceptable . Although the church to this suggestion, the United States Associated Press news agency / The Associated Press in its style continue to guide the use of "Mormon Church suggested that reporters at the news of the time (the Mormon Church)" as the church's second call.
Believers in the church each other is called "Saints (Saint)", reflects the followers believe that anyone to believe the gospel of St. and then baptized followers of Jesus Christ are saints. "Saints (saints)" this word is Paul and the other apostles in the new testament.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints The evolution of translation
Chinese name, "the latter day Saints" (Latter-Day Saints LDS) has been translated as "the saints" (now the Japanese translation) or "saints" (Chinese old translation). Only the "doomsday" two words easily misinterpreted in Chinese meaning, so in about 2000, the church will be unified Chinese translation translated as "late" (Latter-Day), as mentioned before, to be with Jesus Christ of the original church differ, but understand the table shows this church is Renaissance and heritage organizations since the period of the primitive Church Missionary Jesus.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Commonly known as the Mormon
"Mormon" (Mormon Church) ", and" Mormonism (Mormonlism) homologous margin. From after 1830, due to the church's doctrine and mode of operation, especially the core idea of Scripture, and local Christians have the obvious difference, the local Christian leaders as a member of their own free church members confused the church is the traditional Christian, especially to the crown on the "Mormon" name to be distinguished. No local Christian leaders recognize the "Mormon" is one of them.
On the one hand, the church strongly recommend using the formal name of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints "to replace the" Mormon "known, at the same time, the church leaders in each year will always meeting that" legal name Mormon "is not the church, Christians should be called" latter day Saints ", rather than being often mistaken for polygamy" mormon".
Talk about "Mormon", the advocate polygamy doctrine has always been talked about. Only the "Mormon" name is applicable to the two church, which is now distributed in the world, the high visibility of "Mormon", another is early from the original "Mormon" split, continue to pursue polygamy, subjected to a variety of pressure "mormon". I do not know the situation of people often misunderstand the Mormons' are pursuing a polygamist doctrine, in fact there is significantly different.
The isolated still practiced polygamy sect in the Mormon Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the church emphasized "...... There is no so-called "Mormon fundamentalists" or "mormons". The group called polygamous "polygamous sect" is appropriate, any titles including "Mormon" are incorrect and misleading. ".
Because of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Church authorities already institutionalized, copyright, therefore, Japan appeared after schism situation made trouble, will not be easy to repeat.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints The evolution and development of the History
Followers believe that their church is the New Testament by He
The modern revival of personally established church; believers believe that their church's operation mode, the system and the implementation of the ordinances and the law essence is the same style, and the New Testament Church of Jesus, Identical
. Christians believe in Jesus Christ
Ascended to heaven after he continued to lead the church through his apostles, the spread of fundamentalism.
Religious leaders and Jews at the time Roman
The power to maintain their religious status and power to reject them, and began the persecution and murder them, so Jesus established the church and its teachings and authority gradually disappear. This eventually led to the thorough destruction of apostasy. The church is the original doctrine Greek philosophy
Corrupt and false teachings, including text tampering and translation errors, leading to the interpretation of Scripture and misteach.
In the fourth century, from Jesus. authority
(or act in the name of God's authority) for leave no successor to continue to inheritance, had completely disappeared from the ground; that is to say, since then, no one is held from Jesus and the authority of legal execution and ordained priesthood ordinances of baptism. In this case, the true church growth has stopped, even if the original will be taught Christian teachings and rituals still alive and execution.
So, in view of the latter day Saints, a renaissance of truly belongs to the Church of Jesus Christ is a must. Revival
According to the founder of the church, Pepo Simy Jose said, "the classic records in the church The Pearl of Great Price
"In" the prophet Simy Jose history excerpt ", when he was 14 years old, in the spring of 1820 in the United States The state of New York
Palmyra (behind Myra) this place, he began to do sit Shen profound to consider his lifelong belief, several local history, compete with each other and Christian denomination in which one has to decide the truth, adding to faith. He believes that if all evangelical Christian churches belong to God, especially in Bible
Second Old Testament commandments, we should love each other principle, should not attack each other. So he came to his home near the woods to pray, pray for a reply. The results, he said God appeared to him and Jesus Christ, and Christ. He don't join any of the existing denominations (about the deeds of Simy Jose himself appeared to Simy Jose in a variety of different versions of the version, please refer to the first vision). According to Simy Jose and other enlightenment that God calls him as a prophet. In April 6, 1830, Simy Jose and 5 other companions in the other 56 people to witness to The state of New York
Fayette (Fayette) established the church.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints believe that in the process of establishing the church, Simy Jose and Oliver Cowdery (Cord Leo Leigh F) from the other to bear and other ancient Baptist ordained priesthood authority of the resurrection of the saints received these rights. These saints including John the Baptist (May 15, 1829, Aaron
), The Apostle Peter
And the apostles Jacob
And the apostle John (May 1829 or June) as well as the ancient prophet Elijah, the prophet Mose and Elijah the Prophet (April 3, 1836). transfer
In the first 10 years inside the church, the saints from the United States The state of New York
Move to The state of Ohio
Kirtland (Jia Delan), to The state of Missouri
In the west, then to Illinois
Nauvoo (NAT), at least part of the reason is because of persecution. stay The state of Missouri
Lilburn W., the governor of Boggs even under the" Deportation order
". Simy Jose in the final in June 27, 1844 Illinois
The prison was a mob murder). The church The twelve apostles
The president Brigham Young
Then for the next support Renxianzhi
And the chairman of the Church (see succession crisis). In the face of continued harassment in Nauvoo and surrounding towns, most of the members of the church to join Yang Baihan and then gradually move to Mexico territory today in the middle of the United States Saline Lake valley area ranks. The city of Saline Lake
This is a pioneer of the early church, built in the city. Brigham Young led believers on 1847 in the stable development, here is also always the seat of the contemporary church.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints One system
The congregation of poor, helpless is numerous, the shortage of resources, the founder of the church, Pepo Simy Jose declared that the implementation of a church system, in the form of voluntary participation, members of the church to the church dedication of all assets. Unified management and allocation of the church.
At that time, some members of the church refused to follow. Then, because the members do "one system" appears all kinds of troubles and disputes in the allocation of resources, Pepo Simy Jose decided to terminate the system to continue.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints polygyny
In the history of the church, the church is a form called "plural marriage" polygamy (marriage system). The Church of the early church members, especially high-ranking leaders, Yang Baihan Wu Huifu, Joseph Smith et al have also has more than more than one wife.
Because Simy Jose was shot and killed in prison, died young, who was betrothed to his wife has become helpless widow by the church to provide assistance. Then the church because of polygamy and a day after the schism of bane. The Church of the assets confiscated by the government, members were persecuted and beaten, and to give up everything, all moved to the Saline Lake valley. In the migration process, because the winter comes earlier than expected, members of the church who did not follow immediately, including their wives and children have a lot of frozen on the road (see the church publication "inheritance").
The current version of the church " Doctrine and Covenants
The 132nd chapter " Is a revelation of a record date in July 12, 1843, which recorded "eternal marriage and Its Inspiration to the fathers". The church system until 1852 to polygamy Utah
The public process of immigrants. In the west to the Utah territory, church leaders with religious reasons for polygyny
. For example, the second term president and prophet Yang Baihan in the United States in August 19, 1866 when the Salt Lake City public preaching teach believers' The only men who become Gods, even the Sons of God, are those who enter into polygamy (the only men who become gods, even the son of God, are those who enter into multiple marriages) that means that Jesus Christ and the father have more than one wife. In the Bible the prophets including Mose, Isaac and Jacob and etc.. At here that people like to enter Mormon The higher the glory (
Three glory: high, medium and low, and no glory of the outer darkness) days after will become God, have many children must enter into the spirit of multiple marriage... In addition to religious reasons, the church encourages richer and have considerable economic base men into multiple marriages also have realistic reason.
Polygamy and more children can increase the population of the family and the widow Mormon to raise children pressure reduction. Through family reorganization, the child lost father to have perfect family experiences growing up, grow up, learn from the father with childhood role model, have the ability to build their own warm and happy family.
The church on the family as the core, rather than the leader, stressed that "any success does not make up for the failure of the family".
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News story
December 2013, from the United States The state of Utah
The Mormon Church
Due to a disciple of Brown polygamy
And the court, and the judge was in Court banned polygamy is a violation of the constitution of the United states. According to the American news network reported on August 28th, the "buzzfeed.com" in August 27th, a federal judge in Utah has made a final ruling on the case. In court, the The city of Saline Lake
The federal judge not only announced The state of Utah
Anti polygamy law violates the constitution of the United States, at the same time that the Brown family's rights have been violated, should be state compensation. This decision also means that the state of Utah, the legal age of polygamy, the upcoming.
In November 2014, according to the "New York Times" reported that its founder Joseph Smith admitted that Mormonism (English: Joseph Smith Jr., 1806 - 1844) had more than and 40 wives, the youngest only 14 years old. This report has its followers in an uproar!
Joseph after the death of Smith, he had his wife remarried or part of other members of the church, leaving the church, missing. Now living in the United States in the Nauvoo Smith, is his heir. The annual festival will be held in celebration of pioneer.
According to the British "Daily Mail" reported from Salt Lake City, the United States Utah Brady Williams (Brady Williams) is a Mormon, he married 5 Wives and fathered 24 children. However, after 2000, he re-examine their own beliefs, slowly left the Mormon Church, began to "love and commitment", but it is still a polygamous. Thus the doctrine of the "hypocrisy", one could consider the Anglicans who in the end is to enjoy polygamy, or to believe? Since out of faith, but also retain the belief system of marriage? It is worth pondering!
The Mormon leader very few of my real life and faith plays more reveal to the public, a glamorous in front of the role of believers. Their personal life was not pure believers imagined. According to the authoritative media reports CNN CNN, the leader of the branch of the school to teach sexual abuse of girls create a great sensation. Since it is believed in the religion of Christ Jesus, had to borrow Jesus's words to explain: every good tree bears good fruit, a bad tree bears bad fruit (Matthew 7:17). Although this news is a Mormon genre as its source, but still comes from the first Mormon doctrine is an indisputable fact.
Regardless of polygamy, or sexual abuse of girls, Mormon leaders seem always and "tangled. On the one hand, the doctrine requires believers chastity ethics, on the other hand, leaders themselves, "gossip", it is really remain perplexed despite much thought.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Multiple marriage
Multiple marriages mean, solid name Si Yi, is a man and a woman's understanding of marriage system and a man and a woman other system together, and overlap only in man. Means that a man can enter into a marriage with a number of women, but also with the understanding of ancient people that is his wife, his wife, the wife, concubine Ping, Shi, the maidservant system is different. The ancient marriage system, from the epitaph, especially the royal nobles, can see the difference between wife and concubines in the son, whether it is the allocation of resources between the bastard, enjoy the right of inheritance or within the family, there are significant differences.
Multiple marriage system, a bit like Islam marriage system, status of each wife within the family are equal. Only is different.
The new partner, the original spouse must obtain permission.
Must obtain the approval of the local government. - local law compliance standards.
The church must be permitted. (today the church has to stop the execution of multiple marriages. Whether or not to allow multiple marriages in any country. )
Whether ancient or Mormon pursuing multiple marriages, the number of multiple marriage in total human overall proportion is still very little to Xi. Can long maintain is scarce. It relates to the economic level, resource allocation, inheritance, the wife will, the wishes of the child, the change of environment, religion, law and other local turning back.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints The abolition of the content The execution of multiple marriages was abolished
Polygamy is officially terminated in 1890. In the early church Polygamy
At that time, this system is not universal. When the Mormons monogamous than many polygamous.
Now those who practiced polygamy are often called fundamentalist Mormons, but they do not belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints. Those who practiced polygamy in direct violation of state and our church law.
In the Bible, the Lord has several ordered his people to practice polygamy, has several commands that they can not do so. Only when the main command execution of this system, it mainly accept polygamy, as this command, the main purpose is always to bring more seed. Some members in the early church was ordered to practice polygamy.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints The number of members
The church claimed that in December 31, 2005 a total of 12 million 560 thousand and 869 members of the church. Of which 6 million 700 thousand people live outside the United states.
They believe that the correct translation of "the Bible", the use of the British king James Thi (King James I) King James Version of the Bible ". Even so, Christians think this version of the Bible in errors and omissions still exist in translation.
Accept the "Mormon believer" for their scriptures. Also believe that in the future there are other scriptures appear. Christian believers think that he is a Christian, but not part of Catholic, orthodox and Protestant Christians.
It is the fourth largest religious group. The number of members of the church included all the number of baptism and under the age of 8 unbaptized children record "(no children under the age of eight baptized). In the United States and Canada accounted for 47% of the number of members will always be friends, Latin America has 36%, while other parts of the world 17%. Another The City University of New York
In 2001 50 thousand of households in the United States Telephone survey
The outline of the United States about 2 million 790 thousand adults from that of Latter Day Saints, the 1991 Survey corresponds to nearly 1.3% growth, and the church in the United States ranked 10th largest religious group.
The number of members of the church for official and private digital survey in addition to statistical uncertainties, one of the reasons is the church still will be officially active baptized members do not included in the statistics, the members have many years for a variety of reasons have not to attend the church activities, including every Sunday Sunday worship activities. Unless the application for removal or the church excommunicated from the church, he even stopped participating in any church activities are still in the number of members of the church, a misunderstanding. After 1985 the church members left the church changed to allow the proposed expulsion requirements, before leaving the church only by the church excommunicated. Sceptics to criticisms against the church in the church provided above is higher than the growth in the number of digital true growth figures.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Religious doctrine Church doctrine
The creed of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints ".
1 we believe in Eternal Father. lord
And his son. Jesus Christ
And the Holy Spirit.
2 we believe that men will be punished for their own sins, and not for Adam's transgression.
3 we believe that through the atonement of Christ, all human beings can by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the gospel of salvation.
4 we believe Gospel
The first principles and ordinances are: first, faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, repentance; third, baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, for the gift of the Holy Ghost hands.
5 we believe that a man must be by means of prophecy and those who are in authority of the hands, called of God, to preach the gospel and execute their ordinances.
The same organization, we believe that 6 existed in the primitive Church of the apostles, prophets, priests, teachers, evangelists etc..
We believe 7 tongues, prophecy, revelation, visions, healing, interpretation of tongues and other gifts.
8 we believe that the correct translation of the Bible is the word of God; we also believe the book of Mormon is the word of god.
All 9 we believe God has revealed, and all his inspiration, we believe that he will yet reveal many important things pertaining to the kingdom of god.
We believe the real revival of the 10 Israeli aggregation and ten tribes; Zion (New Jerusalem) will be established in the Americas; Christ will reign personally upon the earth; and the earth will be renewed and deserve the glory of paradise.
11 we are in accordance with the requirements of our own conscience and worship the Almighty God's privilege, and allow all people have the same privilege, let them decide the way of worship places, or objects.
12 we believe we belong to the king, President
The rulers, and the chief justice, to obey, respect and uphold the law.
13 we believe we must be honest, sincere, caring, kind-hearted, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul: we believe, hope, we have endured many things, hope to be able to endure all things. Any kind, beautiful, good reputation, or worthy of praise, we are pursuing.
- Joseph. Smith
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Influence
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints encouraged Hindus to promote its religious obligations, the young missionary missionary in the world in the local language to preach, thus indirectly caused by linguistic and cultural exchanges.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints distinguish
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Cross
Latter day Saints believe that Jesus has come back from the dead, to overcome death, perfectly he came to earth's mission and purpose. Christ, the Savior, the living god. And kill the cross as Jesus Christ, that he was very painful, the saints are not used, but not placed anywhere within the church.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints diet
Latter day Saints believe that tobacco, wine, tea, coffee will have adverse effects on the body, so people will not see from their diet.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Clothes & Accessories
Latter day Saints believe that body is the temple of God (1 Corinthians 6:19), is a living God, so never, as far as possible free naked men dressed in neat and clean clothes, women will refuse to dress in clothes.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints free
Latter day Saints believe that freedom of choice is God and valuable human rights, eternal reward. Everyone has the right to earn their reward or eternal punishment. So don't argue with someone from the latter day Saints, right and wrong.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints death
Latter day Saints believe that new life and death, is the earthly life must experience and learning an important part of the latter day Saints especially blood relatives and friends in the face of death, there will not be excessive or too sad, sad expression. They believe that through the temple, to help them always together, never separated.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Gentle words
To follow the example of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints example for the model, the principle of life: the gospel is dissolved in love each other.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Forgiveness
The request for true reconciliation, seek forgiveness of people, latter day Saints, willing to accept their friendship.
God said: I am willing to make your forgiveness of all sins, no longer remember your sins, but you must first forgiveness of all people.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints The pure
Latter day Saints believe that a man and a woman, the marriage system, is God in the creation time, for the happiness of mankind to develop, establish the purpose of marriage is to create flesh body to living soul, soul and body are combined into a living. So do not accept any form except sex outside of marriage.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints The financial
In the August 4, 1997 issue of the U.S. "Time magazine" special reports a survey report for the church. The report estimates the church in 1996 with more than $30 billion in property (including the Church of the real estate and through the Deseret Management Corporation (Desa Law Corporation) operating profit), and in 1996 the Church of the tithes of the revenue is estimated at about $5 billion 200 million. "Time magazine called the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the richest American religion.
Different from the traditional Christian Church is a member by a group of unpaid obligations as a leader. As to the followers of the use of the donation.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Church holding
To estimate the actual assets of the church is quite difficult, because the church is not open to the public financial information obligation. Some knowledge in the American church Holdings include:
* AgReserves Inc, in Utah, Salt Lake City, America's largest manufacturers.
* Beneficial Life insurance company -- about $1 billion 600 million in assets
* Bonneville International Corporation America fourteenth Dalian radio company lock
* Deseret Morning News (Desa law Morning Post) - a Utah daily, the state's second daily
* Deseret Cattle and Citrus Ranch (a cattle and citrus farmers Desa law), in The state of Florida
) - the world's largest cattle farm (1260 square kilometers), farm land value estimates of about $858 million
* Farmland Reserve, Inc in America Nebraska
Buy 356 square kilometers of land, to enable the company to reach 923 square kilometers of land area in the state. The company is also The state of Florida
The East has estimated at $10 million) of the land
(Center * Polynesian Cultural Polynesian cultural center
In the United States). The state of Hawaii
- profit leading tourist attractions in Hawaii
The church used its financial resources to provide social welfare and relief work, the establishment of facilities, support and support the church sponsored missionary work. Social welfare and relief
The running of the church welfare distribution system, it encourages members of the public or government welfare institutions before to seek help from the family and the church to seek financial help. AgReserves Inc., Deseret Cattle and Citrus Ranch (Desa law and citrus farm cattle) and Farmland Reserve Inc. are part of the welfare distribution system. Welfare resources by local bishop distribution, but it is the Bishops
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints The establishment of facilities
The church in the world to build new premises and the party. During the period from 1998 to 2001 were built about 40 small temple, but the building of the new temple pace has slowed down. The church has 124 temples, 11 other temples have been announced to build or have earth. Support mission
The missionary families spend about $400 a month in support of the home missionary for the church to volunteer to work for themselves to join the ranks of the missionaries cannot support the church with additional funds to help. In addition, the Church Missionary office and missionary home for about 300 of its mission, and to provide television advertising funds and free "the book of Mormon", "the Bible" and church videos etc.. Sponsorship work
The church has three universities and support the education. It also supports young boy scouting in the United states. In addition, the use of its members to donate the tithes to support their own Seminary and religion courses.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints The fact that faith
A simple self introduction church. From the United States since October 2007 in Salt Lake City held general conference, Russo Pel, entitled "faith, family, facts and fruit" speech. -
I want to put forward four themes, help some people have a basic understanding of the church today. The four theme is about the revival of the gospel truth, faith, family, and fruit.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Fact
The first: "Mormon" is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. People often called "Mormon", "LDS" or "LDS".
Second: the church on 1830 in northern New York by Joseph Smith's revival, he is the Church of the first prophet and president. Today, the church is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Gordon Hinkle is currently the Prophet (Note: it is now replaced by Daumas Benson president and prophet).
Third: the number of people today more than thirteen million people, distributed in 176 countries and regions. There are six million people living in the United States, is the fourth largest Christian church. We are the world's most rapid development of the Christian Church, every day there is a new church was completed. Quaker paid tithes, which is 1/10 of their income, which is why we can build a church and other plans.
Fourth: around the congregation by voluntary and unpaid members leadership; both men and women in appointed leadership positions in service.
Fifth: the Mormon Catholics are outstanding in politics and government departments (for example, 16 members of Congress is a member, belonging to two parties). In the world, whether in business, medicine, law, education, media, sports and entertainment, there are people in the upper unit of service, trusted.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Faith
We are faithful Christians, with strong traditional value concept. But we must also emphasize the creed:
We believe that the soul is eternal, God is the father of our spirits, we can come back to him after death.
We believe that Jesus Christ is our Savior, we strive to follow him in life, obey his teachings. We remember on Sunday worship in Christ's atoning sacrifice, this approach with other churches, the Eucharist is similar. Those who believe in Jesus Christ is The son of God
And the Savior of mankind, we all agree that they are our Christian friends. Many Christians do not understand, in fact, there are many similarities between us and them. Jose Simy teaches that Jesus Christ is the core of our faith, everything else is just part of the subsidiary (see Elders'Journal July, 1838, 44). The name of the church is the Church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints.
We believe that Jesus established the primitive church was lost, but now in the times of our revival. Consecration is a god given authority to act in his name, now the priesthood and the leadership of the apostles and prophets together with us, get all necessary ordinances of salvation, have revived.
We believe that the Bible and the use of the old and New Testament scriptures.
We believe that Book of Mormon
And the other scriptures, these scriptures support the Bible and confirm the authenticity of the Bible, but also a witness of Christ's preaching ministry and divinity, and God constantly give inspiration to the world. Mormon "Jesus Christ is indeed another book about".
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Family
Theology and life style is our family centered.
Mormons pay special attention to the family is the basic unit of the church and society, there is a deep commitment to the marriage (our definition of marriage is between a man and a woman). Multiple marriage is in the church early pioneer era very few people practice, this situation has been terminated in 1890.
Whether it is the church, any family and individuals can participate in the Sunday meeting at our church. We worship together at the party, according to the Scripture to teach each other.
The Church of Latter Day Saints encourage family held once a week" Family home evening
", usually held on Monday evening. This can let parents regularly in the pre planned time to teach their children the values, and share the joy. We invite other people of faith have adopted this approach in their own home.
In order to help the family, the church for women, children and adolescents with auxiliary organization plan, the program provides the contents including the Christian religious education, service opportunities, sports, drama, music, and scouting activities.
The church also emphasizes family, genealogy, family and personal history, make a deeper identity and belonging to men and women, old and young roots, their cognitive. In our faith, the most sublime and sacred ordinances of family, whether living or dead are the same, some of them held in the temple ordinances.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints fruit
The Saviour said "by their fruits you will recognize them" (Matthew 7:20). Whether all aspects of the church or life, should be judged according to the fruit or fruit. The following example is based on the statistical data of the United States; but the world active Mormon Catholics situation should be similar (active means often go to church and temple):
One of the fruit is long. Research shows that the Mormon brethren active healthier life than the average life expectancy, so the longer. The principal in 1833 Word of wisdom
The enlightenment to Jose Simy, this is the longevity and healthy lifestyle.
In second, the temple marriage and often go to the temple, the divorce rate than the United States or the world's divorce rate is low.
Third, our education level is higher than the average level of education of our people.
Fourth, there are more than 70000 members of the church at their own expense way of volunteer service for 18 to 24 months, all over the world to participate in humanitarian relief plan, appointed by the church service and full time missionary service.
Fifth, we emphasize self-reliance and pragmatic work ethic. We encourage people to actively participate in community affairs, serving the people. The church in humanitarian relief constantly around the world donated a lot of money, supplies, and services, including members dedicated countless hours to help clean up the rehabilitation and relief work in the disaster area.
More and more high visibility of the church, more and more people ask about the church, which let us have many opportunities to build relationships, friends, send the right message. However, if we let others to explain, explain our beliefs, but not explained by our own words, it is likely to cause misunderstanding, sometimes even cause prejudice.
In general, if the understanding of people to explain the church itself, does not have what problem. However, any member who does not know the thousands on thousands of our church. I want to teach people do not know we can try to understand. I hope they can come to know our brethren, rather than the unknown, even deliberately misleading or slander the error information to judge us.
If someone for a few basic things I discussed in the outside, still want to know more about it, you can go to the preacher. According to the "missionaries to preach my gospel
" (the church Books) the third chapter to teach them that the Mormon
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From the past until now, many of the doctrines of the church and is considered by many controversial:
1 the church claims that it is only the revival of Jesus Christ established the church in the Church (John 10:1-2, pen metaphor) and is about salvation ordinances (such as baptism) in the priesthood only source.
2 in addition to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and other church teachings are wrong / incorrect (see Joseph Smith's writing). This leads to many from Protestant, Catholic and orthodox to criticism, some of it as "heresy", and debate whether it is true faith in christ.
3 individual extreme Christian, Christian leaders, adhere to the "Mormon" as a "cult", and regularly in their synagogues preaching, preaching publicly, did not provide any substantive evidence relating to the "cult" behavior. Such as antisocial, anti human, anti government political speech and behavior etc..
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"The historical authenticity of the book of Mormon": for the book of Mormon in the archaeological and historical part of the authenticity and accuracy has a lot of controversy.
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, The Book of Mormon
And the book of Mormon, linguistics and genetics
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on 1890 officially announced the end of polygamy, and from the beginning of 1904 will be the implementation of polygamy church excommunicated or forbid them to join the church. But about polygamy system " Doctrine and Covenants
The 132nd chapter "still exists in the standard Scripture church. Church leaders said nineteenth Century members have been on polygamy system feel uncomfortable. The United States federal government
Because polygamy for members of the church, the confiscation of church property, and as long as the Mormon polygamy system does not terminate the federal government banned Utah from becoming a United States territory The state of Utah
. At this time, the church announced the receipt to stop polygamy system.
The church contains some belief systems in today's political issues, including Temperance
and Gay marriage
Women are not ordained with.
Black people could not be ordained with.
The church banned blacks have the priesthood ban only until 1978, even though the church leaders continue to emphasize blacks have been able to be baptized. Church leaders said that even if black was forbidden to have consecrated church and did not implement the color separation system. For why Blacks have banned some controversy. In the past, because the African Elijah Abel under the leadership of Simy Jose ordained as one of the seventy. Was announced in June 9, 1978 a new revelation, allowing all "worthy" men receive the priesthood.
* cultural preservation and education programs include pollini
The configuration plan West cultural center and the Indian students.
* anti gay.
"The family: a proclamation to the world" Is a church official document issued in 1995, many people think that this document is controversial. It calls a wife to protect a husband and they are the providers and the core value of family caregivers. It was some gay activists that is against gay statement. Others, some people think that this statement is openly against the feminist. God Group
The Church of Latter Day Saints use the word "God" rather than "three-in-one" this word to describe the relationship between the father and his son Jesus Christ and the Holy spirit. According to the LDS church doctrine, the relationship between the three is separate from the individual is full time harmonious action. And this conflict from the Nicene Creed of 31 God, the three refers to the 31 theism is one with nature.
* the latter day Saints Church and theology of the Orthodox Christian theology has not, in fact, many fundamentalist Christians don't consider the latter day Saints for christians
. However, the members of the Church of Latter Day Saints is to be a member of Mormon proud, compared to the use of the word Christian, they prefer to use the latter day Saints
, disciples, and even the use of Mormons
to call their own, the Orthodox Christian sect dedicated Christians
use word to the nose sneezing.
* the church strongly opposed the constitution of the United States and the equal rights amendment in late twentieth Century.
* in addition to the above differences, some accused by the latter day Saints is not true and provocative.