History of the church


The church was organized in 1830 and the church began when Joseph Smith asked through prayer from the Lord in 1820, which church he should join. As an answer to this prayer God the Father and His son Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph and told him that no longer the true church of Jesus Christ was on earth, and that they had chosen Joseph to restore it. From that day on Joseph strived in the service of God to bring back the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and building the kingdom of God on earth in these latter days. Faithfull members of the church testify that Jesus Christ is the saviour and redeemer of the world. Jesus directs His church this day by giving revelation to a living prophet.

 

Believes and doctrines


“The fundamental principles of our religion are the testimony of the Apostles and Prophets, concerning Jesus Christ, that He died, was buried, and rose again the third day, and ascended into

heaven; and all other things which pertain to our religion are only appendages to it. But in connection with these, we believe in the gift of the Holy Ghost, the power of faith, the enjoyment

of the spiritual gifts according to the will of God, the restoration of the house of Israel, and the final triumph of truth.”  - Joseph Smith

 

The church is a Christian denomination, but it’s not catholic nor protestant but restored church that Jesus Christ himself organized. The church is led by a prophet, called by revelation, along with two counselors and 12 apostles. They receive revelation from God concerning the whole church and the world. Thomas S. Monson was called as the 16th president of the church on February 3rd 2008.

 

The Bible is held as a holy scripture from and word of God as well as is the Book of Mormon, which is another testament of Jesus Christ. Revelations from God to Joseph Smith and his successors are compiled to a book called the Doctrine and Covenants.

 

The family is a fundamental unit in society and the church: the programs of the church focus in strengthening and supporting the family and the marriage. The church teaches that we lived with our heavenly Father before our birth. God sent us on earth to families so we could learn and grow through our own choices. After this life all people will be judged after their acts whether they be good or evil. Families, that receive Jesus Christ and keep the commandments of God according to their best abilities, can live together forever. The church teaches that marriage is ordained of God only for a man and a woman.

 

Members of the church keep a health code called “The word of wisdom”. They abstain from tobacco, alcohol, tea, coffee and other harmful substances; and maintain healthy life style. The church also has a “Law of tithing”, which means that worthy members donate one tenth of their increase to the church. It is also being taught that one should be honest, virtuous, chaste and faithful in marriage. The church stands in opposition to pornography, misuse of drugs and to all other unholy practices.

 

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More information at:         

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http://mormon.org/