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Mormonism Explained: What Latter-day Saints Teach and by Andrew Jackson

By Andrew Jackson

Love while non-LDS individuals write a e-book on our ideals in means the place they suspect they're an expert at the topic. I had was hoping for a impartial examine the Latter-Day Saints ideals merely to discover a booklet jam-packed with mild backhanded feedback, misunderstandings and scripture from the works taken out of context. Oh well...

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There is no salvation outside the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. . 3 Since Joseph Smith’s First Vision experience in AD 1820,4 Christian churches have been understood to be an abomination to God, and Mormonism has rejected the divine authority and the historical doctrinal creeds of Christianity.

After His Crucifixion and the deaths of His Apostles, the fulness of the gospel was taken from the earth because of widespread apostasy. Through the Prophet Joseph Smith, our Father in Heaven and His Son Jesus Christ restored the fulness of the gospel. The true Church of Jesus Christ is on the earth again. 2 All Christian churches are excluded. The foundational LDS passage for this exclusive and elite teaching is found in their scriptural book Doctrine and Covenants 1:30: And also those to whom these commandments were given, might have power to lay the foundation of this church, and to bring it forth out of obscurity and out of darkness, the only true and living church upon the face of the whole earth.

Through their witness, Rigdon converted to Mormonism and transferred his entire hundred-member congregation into the Mormon Church. The assimilation of Rigdon’s Campbellite church members is extremely important in understanding the initial growth of Mormonism. 15 Although evangelizing the American Indian did not produce significant results in the end, the Mormon growth in Ohio was significant. In fact, within months there were more Mormons in Ohio than in New York. 16 At the time of Rigdon’s visit, Joseph Smith was enthusiastically writing his revision of the Bible.

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