Church members are often known simply as "Mormons," "the Saints," or "Latter-day Saints" with the latter two labels being the preferred terms by most members themselves.
On March 26, 1830, when his dictation was complete, Smith published the work as the Book of Mormon.
According to tradition, the Book of Mormon details the journey of nations from Jerusalem in 600 B.C.E.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, widely known as the "LDS Church" or the "Mormon Church," is the largest and most well-known denomination within the Latter Day Saint's movement.
Mob violence and conflict continued to grow and threaten the Mormon establishment at Nauvoo.
Soon afterward, Mormon converts, most of them from the New England area, began immigrating in large numbers to Independence and the surrounding area.
Here the church's first temple was built and some Mormons believed erroneously that Jesus' Millennial reign had begun.
The Book of Mormon and modern revelation specifically forbids the practice of infant baptism.
Violent threats were made against Smith and the Mormon community.
Later that year, many of the "old Missourians" and the LDS settlers began and engaged in an ongoing conflict often referred to as the Mormon War.
Today, the Church is commonly referred to as the "LDS Church" in Utah and surrounding areas, while it is more often known as the "Mormon Church" throughout the rest of the world.
Most of the Mormon community in Missouri had either left or been forced out by the spring of 1839.
The nickname "Mormon" arose soon after the publication of The Book of Mormon in 1830.
The Most Mormon States In America Are Utah And Idaho. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was founded in New York in the 1830s, but since that time, the American Mormon population has largely settled elsewhere.Feb 14, 2014
The data also show Rhode Island has the highest proportion of Catholics of any state in the nation, and Utah has the greatest percentage of Mormons. Alabama, West Virginia, and Mississippi have the highest proportion of Protestants, and New York and New Jersey have the highest proportion of Jews.
Mormon marriages are different from most marriages because they are considered eternal. If a husband and wife are sealed together in the temple, they can be together on into the celestial kingdom. However, the church does have a process for annulment and sees divorce as an unfortunately necessary evil.Apr 30, 2007
Yes. Caffeine per se is not prohibited to Mormons; coffee and tea are (even de-caffeinatd coffee, for example). Many Mormons avoid caffeine as it is an addictive substance, but others don't. ... (Also, to be pedantic, of course Mormons can eat chocolate, just as anyone else can, even those with an allergy to it.