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How the Mormon religion began?

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The Mormons How the Mormon religion began? A boy called Joseph Smith (Founder of Mormon Religion) was surrounded by various churches which each claimed to teach the truth. This caused him much serious reflection. He wanted to know which church was right. One day he read a passage in the Bible which says, "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him" (James 1:5). ...read more.


One of them spoke unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other-This is My Beloved Son. Hear Him!" Joseph was told to join none of the churches that existed at that time. During the next 10 years, Joseph was visited by other heavenly messengers, translated the Book of Mormon, and received authority to organize the Church. The Church was organized in Fayette, New York, on 6 April 1830, under the leadership of Joseph Smith. It has grown to an organization with members and congregations throughout the world. ...read more.


They were also distressed at the Mormon's belief that the Book of Mormon was the revealed work of God, with the same status as the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament) and Christian Scriptures (New Testament). In spite of the opposition, much of it state sponsored or condoned, the church increased greatly in numbers. Their homes were destroyed; many Mormons died while trying to survive winter without adequate shelter. The church was expelled from Jackson County and settled in Far West, MO, in Caldwell County, which had been reserved for them. In 1838, 17 Mormon settlers were murdered in the Massacre at Haun's Mill. Ryan Peters 5/2/03 ...read more.

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