Mormon Church n.
- An ancient prophet believed to have compiled a
sacred history of the Americas, which were translated and published by
Joseph Smith as the Book of Mormon in 1830.
- A member of the Mormon Church. Also called Latter-day
- Of or relating to the Mormons, their religion,
or the Mormon Church.
\Mor"mon\, n. (Eccl.) A member of a sect,
called the Reorganized Church of Jesus of Latterday Saints, which has always
rejected polygamy. It was organized in 1852, and is represented in about forty
States and Territories of the United States.
adj : of or pertaining to or characteristic of
the Mormon church; "Mormon leaders"; "the former Mormon practice
of polygamy" [syn: Mormon]
n 1: the ancient prophet whose writings were revealed to Joseph Smith who
founded the Mormon Church [syn: Mormon]
2: a member of the Mormon Church [syn: Latter-day
MORMON Summary of beliefs
Joseph Smith was asked about the basic beliefs of the Church. He summarized the
teachings and doctrines in 13 basic points which are known as The
Articles of Faith of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They
- We believe in God,
the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus
Christ, and in the
- We believe that men
will be punished for their own sins, and not for Adam’s transgression.
- We believe that through the Atonement
of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and
ordinances of the Gospel.
- We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are:
in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance;
by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying
on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost.
- We believe that a man must be called of God, by prophecy, and by the
laying on of hands by those who are in authority,
the Gospel and administer in the ordinances thereof.
- We believe in the same organization that existed in the Primitive Church,
namely, apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists, and so forth.
- We believe in the gift of tongues, prophecy, revelation, visions, healing,
interpretation of tongues, and so forth.
- 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.
- 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.
- We believe in the literal gathering of Israel and in the restoration of
the Ten Tribes; that Zion (the New Jerusalem) will be built upon this the
American continent; that Christ will reign personally upon the earth; and,
that the earth will be renewed and receive its paradisiacal glory.
- We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the
dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let
them worship how, where, or what they may.
- We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates,
in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law.
- We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in
doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of
Paul—We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many
things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything
virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these