Mormonism

by: Julia Fadul

What is Mormonism?

Mormonism is the religion brought by the Latter Day Saint movement, which was founded by Joseph Smith. This upcoming religion, which was derived from the Book of Mormon, was distinctly separated from the traditional Protestant beliefs of the time.

Joseph Smith

Mormons believe in a prophet Joseph Smith who was known to restore to the earth the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Joseph Smith is known as the founder of Mormonism.

Bringham Young

Bringham young was an important leader in the Latter Day Saints movement. After the death of Joseph Smith, Mormons followed Young as the president of the Church of Latter Day Saints. To escape further conflict and religious persecution, Young led a migration of Mormons Westward. This migration allowed the church to relocate to what is present day Utah.

Beliefs and Pracrices

Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the savior of the world and the son of God. The Mormon religion is very diverse but it is based on the Mormon commitment to Jesus Christ. Mormons study the book of Mormon along with the holy bible, which is known as the restoration of the gospel through Joseph Smith. Along with the book of Mormon, Mormons also look to as the Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price as sacred texts as well. Mormons also believe that with the power of the Holy Ghost, one may know the truth of all things.Devout Mormons follow the "Word of Wisdom," a health code revealed to Joseph Smith in 1833. These words of wisdom do not allow Mormons to drink alcohol, coffee, black tea, use illegal drugs, and use tobacco. Regular Mormon practices would include worshiping on Sundays in churches or chapels, where the dress is usually formal. Mormons also must comply with ordinances throughout their life

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