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* Moronism * Founder is joseph smith * Born In the US in 1805 to a protestant family * Had many jobs all over doing different things on farms as apprentice * Was conflicted on what form of religion was true * In 1820 he received a vision of god and jesus saying that none of the religions around were true * He recieves a second vision. An angle named Moroni appears and tells him of a lost history that took place in north america and it was recorded on golden tablets buried in the hills in new york * Next several years he hold odd jobs and digs whole in the hills until the angle leads him to the tablets. * He then translates the tablets * With the tablets were two stones burried with them which were blessed and enabled him to read the tablets * He spoke them aloud and the transcription is published as the book of mormon * After the translation the tablets and the stones were taken into heaven by god * Story get published in 1830 * When it came out it was widely accepted as true * Story of a military leader named mormon * Starts in the 400 BCE * There is a man born in jeruslaem who is chosen by god the man named lehi, he says trust in me and ill take u to a new land * He packs up belonging and follows god boards an ocean and sales to the west the the promise land god has given him North America * But not all sons willing to accept this * One loved his father and god named Nephi but two of the sons were wicked and turned to selfish evil ways there names are Laman and Lemuel * They go and have kids there kids have kids and these people are known as Lamanites and one he follow the covenant call Nephites * Laman and Lemuel were marked for there wickedness on their skin. It was darkened. Known as the Native Americans * Mormon military leader who fought against the Lamanites * Mormon recored these events and so did his son on the tablets * There appeared in north america a man named jesus * The son of god the annointed one * The message he teaches in book of mormon is the same teaching from the bible * 60% is direct quotation from the king james bible * Same year the book was published a church was formed around joseph smith was called The Church of Jesus Chirst of Latter-Day Saints * Believe in the person of jesus as a person and the son of god, he had a special destiny and died for sins of mankind, believe after he died he appeared to other people around the world like in north america * This church formed in 1830 is the new covenant community * Joseph smith still recieves visions and is told he should lead the people to a new land * So he takes them and head west, heading to different states being persecuted many places * Smith arrested and before he could face charges the jail was taken over and hung outside the jail * The leader then became his apprentice a man named Brigham Young * He takes them from illinois to the new kingdom of god… which will become Utah * Open revelation, continous prophecies * Another writing that comes is called The Pearl of Great Price * Considered to be the life of abraham himself * Doctrines and Covenants * Wisdom from joseph smith apart from the revelations * Mormonism embraces the god of the hebrew people and understand itself as part of that line, and if you embrace the covenant and live a life by it . It you embrace this life then you are spiritually adopted into the community. God lead his people to north america which will play a part not only in the past but in the future. * Variety of after lifes after death * Three primary ways * No hell * Three possible rewards * For those who didn’t do so good they get to live eternally on earth (celestial realm) * Jesus comes back for the second time he will create a kingdom, which is earth like and will be located in North America (Terrestrial Realm) * If you live a moral life and are a good person you will be in this life * If you are great and live the good mormon life you will be elevated beyond physical form and can live along god in the form of a peer of god to become like god (Telestian Realm) * If you live the perfect mormon life the highest thing you may receive is your own planet and could be the god of that planet * None of these outcomes are that bad and there is no punishment at the end * President today can still receive revelations, but the church has a governing body * Polygomy was allow in hebrew scripture, it was never outlaw by god, or by jesus in no where was the practice disbanned so in the early church they could take on more than one wife * Received a revelation Said that was ok when people needed many children in the past and now we must have monogomy now because we are ready for the relationships that come with it now and it helps us be better people…...

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