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How Much Do You Really Know About Mormons

Updated on September 8, 2012
Most people aren't really sure what this book means.
Most people aren't really sure what this book means.

How Much do you know?

Some people think they know a lot about the mormon religion when in reality they know very little. Generally people who think they know everything about it have gotten it from unreliable anti-mormon websites or books. Well, I can with some matter of certainty say that I could come up with all the lies or misenturpretations of any topic I would like and get people to believe me. Hopefully you will be given more drive to find out more and not just from websites that start with, "The things you should know about Mormonism!" (Which I realize may seem like this one, but this one serves a different purpose.)

Take the quiz and then read some more and I will try to help explain each point so you can have it from a view not directed at hating the Mormons!

How well do you know Mormons?

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Are they a Christian Religion?

Well, most people would say no. However, the answer is Yes, they have a strong faith in our Savior Jesus Christ and in God our Heavenly Father. They cherish the Values of a Christian in their love of God and others. The humanitarian program of the Latter-Day Saint (LDS) Church is one of the fastest responding and biggest in the world. They believe strongly in principles Jesus Christ taught such as, Baptism for the remission of sins, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost (The Spirit) Faith, repentance and helping others.

What is the Book of Mormon?

 Most people have a vague idea what the Book of Mormon is. It is a book translated by a man named Joseph Smith. However the mistake most people make is that is was translated not written! The Book of Mormon takes place approximatly from 600 B.C. to 400 A.D. with some history of people long before that. It was written by prophets on the American continents (North and South, mostly South however.) The reason they had prophets there is because God placed them there for the people. They didn't have the luxuries of the internet or the Telegraph Journal to learn what Jesus christ and the Apostles taught in Jerusalem and the surrounding area each day. This is why there are two records. God loves all of his children and will give his word to all who are ready to receive it.

God commanded the prophets to write the Book of Mormon in that time to have it ready to come forth in our time. Through the modern day prophet Joseph Smith he translated the Book of Mormon through his power (the power of God that is.)

Why are Mormons unique?

This is a question most people ask. It is not because they are some religious extremist group. There are many reasons Mormons are unique.

Firstly, they claim divine authority through a direct line from Jesus Christ. The only other religions that even make this claim are the Catholics and Judaism. Other religions do not believe the power of God is very important or it can be received by some sort of schooling.

Secondly, they do not have paid ministry. There are many scriptures in the Bible as well as the Book of Mormon that caution against using the word of God to support yourself physically (In the form of donations) Or turning a profit by bending the word of God. The LDS Church considers it a calling from God to be a Bishop which is a leader of a congregation. This calling from God comes directly from the prophet of God on the earth today. The calling will usually last 6-10 years then they will be released and someone else will take on the reponsibility. With no monetary benefits at all.

Thirdly, temple worship is a large part of the LDS church. They do work for the dead as well as special ordinances for the living they cannot receive anywhere else. Things such as baptism are essential for salvation, therefore baptisms for the dead and other ordinances take place in temples for those who have passed on. Have you ever wondered why the Bible talks about baptisms for the dead or temples so much? Where are they now?

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Questions?

 I am not sure what else to explain as it is such a broad topic but I would love for you to ask me a question and I will answer it promptly and add it to this post. Feel free to comment with a question or officially ask me a question I will answer any form!

I hope this has been helpful and I hope you will continue to learn from reputable sources!

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    • Routledge profile imageAUTHOR

      Routledge 

      5 years ago

      Thank you. That is the reason I made this. People tend to think we are evil. I tend not to write on religious topics but I couldn't help this one!

    • LetitiaFT profile image

      LetitiaFT 

      5 years ago from Paris via California

      Interesting. I was pleased to have scored pretty well on the quiz. What surprised me was that Ministers are not paid. I think that's wonderful. The motivation has to come from somewhere else. Thanks for the enlightening read. It's amazing how much info one can get across in just a few paragraphs and a quiz!

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      ruffridyer 

      7 years ago from Dayton, ohio

      I found this hub awesomely beautiful in it's usefullness.

      Can I vote for more than one?

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