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Mormonism In the world today, we have been introduced to many different religions. One of those many is the religion of Mormonism. Just as other religions, Mormons have a different way of interpreting their beliefs. The question that is on many peoples minds is what makes up the religion of Mormonism and what it is really about.The founder of the church was Joseph F. Smith. He was a young man of 14-years, who was searching for a true church. Day after day he would go to different churches and listen to them prophesize about their beliefs. Like many others, he was uncertain about which church to follow. Then one night in the spring of 1820 as he was kneeling in prayer, in a grove of trees near his home in Palmyra, New York. He received a revelation from the lord, telling him that all the churches were false and that he needed to start the true church. So with this calling, Joseph Smith founded The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Like many other priests and prophets, Joseph Smith went out to find followers and established the church in uncovered pavilion. At the beginning, things were very hard for Mormons to live because people were very cruel to them for following a different church then them. People often threatened their lives. So the lord came onto Joseph and told him to take his people to Salt Lake City and build a temple. Joseph and the people of the church left their homes and their belongings and traveled to Salt Lake City.Joseph Smith wrote the Thirteen Articles of Faith, they are a summarization of the beliefs of the church. They are as follows: 1. We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost.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 mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel.4. We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are first Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Lying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost.5. We believe that a man must be called of God, by prophecy, and by the lying on of hands by those who are in authority, to preach the Gospel and administer in the ordinances thereof.6. We believe in the same organization that existed in the Primitive Church, namely, apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists, and so forth.7. We believe in the gift of tongues, prophecy, revelation, visions, healing, interpretation of tongues, and so forth.8. We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God.9. We believe all that God has revealed, all that He does now reveal, and we believe that He will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the Kingdom of God.10. We believe in the literal gathering of Israel and in the restoration of the...

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