History UsefulNotes / Mormonism

16th Jan '18 5:08:02 PM nombretomado
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Members of the Church believe in active revelation from God to man of what the person has stewardship over, with the prophet over the whole world. A living prophet, who has been given the Priesthood, the authority of God given to mankind, continually guides the members of the Church in both practical and spiritual matters. Members of the Church believe that the prophet receives revelation from God for the benefit of the whole human family, and that a living prophet's words are as valuable as scripture. The current living prophet is named [[http://www.thomassmonson.org/ Thomas S. Monson]]. However, all human beings can receive guidance from God if they pray for it with faith. Further detail about the current Presidency of the church can be found [[http://newsroom.lds.org/ldsnewsroom/eng/background-information/organizational-structure-of-the-church here.]]

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Members of the Church believe in active revelation from God to man of what the person has stewardship over, with the prophet over the whole world. A living prophet, who has been given the Priesthood, the authority of God given to mankind, continually guides the members of the Church in both practical and spiritual matters. Members of the Church believe that the prophet receives revelation from God for the benefit of the whole human family, and that a living prophet's words are as valuable as scripture. The current living prophet is named [[http://www.thomassmonson.org/ Thomas S. Monson]].Russell M. Nelson. However, all human beings can receive guidance from God if they pray for it with faith. Further detail about the current Presidency of the church can be found [[http://newsroom.lds.org/ldsnewsroom/eng/background-information/organizational-structure-of-the-church here.]]
11th Jun '17 11:14:39 AM nombretomado
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The Quorum of the Twelve Apostels is a governing body considered equal in authority to the First Presidency which acts under their direction. These positions are generally for life - once appointed an apostle serves until his death. The President of the quorum of the twelve apostles is the senior apostle (from the time he was called as an apostle, not in age), and when the President of the church dies the President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles becomes the new President of the church, choosing his counselors from quorum members.[[note]]This has been the order of succession since Joseph Smith's time, but theoretically any of the 12 apostles could become the new president of the Church[[/note]]

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The Quorum of the Twelve Apostels Apostles is a governing body considered equal in authority to the First Presidency which acts under their direction. These positions are generally for life - once appointed an apostle serves until his death. The President of the quorum of the twelve apostles is the senior apostle (from the time he was called as an apostle, not in age), and when the President of the church dies the President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles becomes the new President of the church, choosing his counselors from quorum members.[[note]]This has been the order of succession since Joseph Smith's time, but theoretically any of the 12 apostles could become the new president of the Church[[/note]]



The main body of the Church resettled in Illinois, in and around a small town named Commerce. Eventually, the town grew to become one of the largest cities in Illinois at the time and was renamed "Nauvoo" (nah-VOO - said to mean "beautiful"). Joseph Smith would become mayor and a militia leader sanctioned by the state government, but bloc-voting and rumors of polygamy caused violence to flare up once more. Smith was arrested for destroying the press of an anti-Mormon newspaper on the basis that it was inflaming local prejudice. He was taken to nearby Carthage Jail. Soon, it was assaulted by a mob, and Smith was shot and killed, along with his brother Hyrum.

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The main body of the Church resettled in Illinois, in and around a small town named Commerce. Eventually, the town grew to become one of the largest cities in Illinois at the time and was renamed "Nauvoo" (nah-VOO - said to mean "beautiful"). Joseph Smith would become mayor and a militia leader sanctioned by the state government, but bloc-voting and rumors of polygamy caused violence to flare up once more. Smith was arrested for destroying the press of an anti-Mormon newspaper on the basis that it was inflaming local prejudice. He was taken to nearby Carthage Jail. Soon, it the jail was assaulted by a mob, and Smith was and his brother, Hyrum, were shot and killed, along with his brother Hyrum.
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4th Jun '17 9:25:19 AM nombretomado
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Literature/TheBookOfMormon is a religious text written in the ancient Americas that Joseph Smith claimed to have translated from Hebrew written in Reformed Egyptian to English. More information is available in its TVTropes page. The Church offers it as tangible proof that Joseph Smith, Jr. was given power to be a prophet of God, for if the book is not the work of God, then neither is the Church; equally, if the Book of Mormon is the work of God, then the Church and Joseph Smith, Jr., and presumably all subsequent prophets, are God's chosen servants on Earth. The book itself invites all people to read the Book of Mormon and to ask God to know that the book is His. Practicing members of the Church testify that they have received revelation from God indicating that this is true, which stands as an anchor to their faith in the Church.

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Literature/TheBookOfMormon is a religious text written in the ancient Americas that Joseph Smith claimed to have translated from Hebrew written in Reformed Egyptian to English. More information is available in its TVTropes Wiki/TVTropes page. The Church offers it as tangible proof that Joseph Smith, Jr. was given power to be a prophet of God, for if the book is not the work of God, then neither is the Church; equally, if the Book of Mormon is the work of God, then the Church and Joseph Smith, Jr., and presumably all subsequent prophets, are God's chosen servants on Earth. The book itself invites all people to read the Book of Mormon and to ask God to know that the book is His. Practicing members of the Church testify that they have received revelation from God indicating that this is true, which stands as an anchor to their faith in the Church.
29th Aug '15 3:41:39 AM SeptimusHeap
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The author Creator/OrsonScottCard is also a practicing Mormon who has also written some Mormon fiction, and Mormon themes and ideas show up in a lot of his speculative fiction works. Literature/TheTalesOfAlvinMaker is a fantastic retelling by Card of Joseph Smith Jr.'s life, and some of the metaphysics of [[Literature/EndersGame the Enderverse]] are lifted directly from Mormon doctrine. His Homecoming series is more or less a [[RecycledInSpace space-faring]] adaptation of specific sections of the Book of Mormon.
29th Jun '15 1:38:13 AM SeptimusHeap
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One popular television series with Mormon influences was ''Franchise/BattlestarGalactica'', created by Glen A. Larson, a member of the LDS Church. This is seen with the Quorum of Twelve, the ruling council of the Twelve Colonies of Kobol, which references the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in the LDS Church, and Kobol clearly being inspired from Kolob, the star near which God is said to dwell. Commander Adama is a Moses figure, but also somewhat reminiscent of Brigham Young. SufficientlyAdvancedAliens in the [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaClassic original series]] were also depicted which somewhat resembled Mormon angels, and the phrase used by those aliens: "what you are now we once were. What we are now you may one day become" is straight out of Mormon theology.

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One popular television series with Mormon influences was ''Franchise/BattlestarGalactica'', created by Glen A. Larson, a member of the LDS Church. This is seen with the Quorum of Twelve, the ruling council of the Twelve Colonies of Kobol, which references the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in the LDS Church, and Kobol clearly being inspired from Kolob, the star near which God is said to dwell. Commander Adama is a Moses figure, but also somewhat reminiscent of Brigham Young. SufficientlyAdvancedAliens in the [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaClassic [[Series/BattlestarGalactica1978 original series]] were also depicted which somewhat resembled Mormon angels, and the phrase used by those aliens: "what you are now we once were. What we are now you may one day become" is straight out of Mormon theology.
24th Dec '14 3:19:52 AM SeptimusHeap
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One popular television series with Mormon influences was BattlestarGalactica, created by Glen A. Larson, a member of the LDS Church. This is seen with the Quorum of Twelve, the ruling council of the Twelve Colonies of Kobol, which references the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in the LDS Church, and Kobol clearly being inspired from Kolob, the star near which God is said to dwell. Commander Adama is a Moses figure, but also somewhat reminiscent of Brigham Young. SufficientlyAdvancedAliens in the original series were also depicted which somewhat resembled Mormon angels, and the phrase used by those aliens: "what you are now we once were. What we are now you may one day become" is straight out of Mormon theology.

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One popular television series with Mormon influences was BattlestarGalactica, ''Franchise/BattlestarGalactica'', created by Glen A. Larson, a member of the LDS Church. This is seen with the Quorum of Twelve, the ruling council of the Twelve Colonies of Kobol, which references the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in the LDS Church, and Kobol clearly being inspired from Kolob, the star near which God is said to dwell. Commander Adama is a Moses figure, but also somewhat reminiscent of Brigham Young. SufficientlyAdvancedAliens in the [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaClassic original series series]] were also depicted which somewhat resembled Mormon angels, and the phrase used by those aliens: "what you are now we once were. What we are now you may one day become" is straight out of Mormon theology.
17th Mar '14 10:34:46 PM shimaspawn
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The LDS Church is well known for its missionary efforts and they have 65,000 full-time missionaries serving in most countries of the world as of 2013 (with most missionaries serving in the United States or various nations of South America, but they can be found almost everywhere - the Islamic nations in the Middle East are a notable exception). Within the USA most people's image of the LDS Church may be a pair of polite young teenagers in white shirts and ties, knocking on your door and wanting to share some unspecified 'good news' with you and give you a free book. (Though they could just as easily be Jehovah's Witnesses, especially outside the USA). The LDS Church expects and encourages every worthy male member to prepare for and serve a 2-year mission, usually starting at age 19. Young women members are not commanded, but sometimes encouraged, to serve an 18-month mission beginning at age 18.[[note]] (It is believed by the members of the LDS church that all young men are commanded by church doctrine to serve a full time mission. Certain extenuating circumstances sometimes apply, such as physical or mental health, but barring one of these, all young men are taught from a young age that they are expected to go on a mission. Most young women, however, never serve a mission. Most women within the church are married by the time they hit 21 and it isn't considered a commandment for them to go.) [[/note]]

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The LDS Church is well known for its missionary efforts and they have 65,000 full-time missionaries serving in most countries of the world as of 2013 (with most missionaries serving in the United States or various nations of South America, but they can be found almost everywhere - the Islamic nations in the Middle East are a notable exception). Within the USA most people's image of the LDS Church may be a pair of polite young teenagers in white shirts and ties, knocking on your door and wanting to share some unspecified 'good news' with you and give you a free book. (Though they could just as easily be Jehovah's Witnesses, especially outside the USA). The LDS Church expects and encourages every worthy male member to prepare for and serve a 2-year mission, usually starting at age 19. Young women members are not commanded, but sometimes encouraged, to serve an 18-month mission beginning at age 18.19.[[note]] (It is believed by the members of the LDS church that all young men are commanded by church doctrine to serve a full time mission. Certain extenuating circumstances sometimes apply, such as physical or mental health, but barring one of these, all young men are taught from a young age that they are expected to go on a mission. Most young women, however, never serve a mission. Most women within the church are married by the time they hit 21 and it isn't considered a commandment for them to go.) [[/note]]
17th Mar '14 10:34:14 PM shimaspawn
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The LDS Church is well known for its missionary efforts and they have 65,000 full-time missionaries serving in most countries of the world as of 2013 (with most missionaries serving in the United States or various nations of South America, but they can be found almost everywhere - the Islamic nations in the Middle East are a notable exception). Within the USA most people's image of the LDS Church may be a pair of polite young teenagers in white shirts and ties, knocking on your door and wanting to share some unspecified 'good news' with you and give you a free book. (Though they could just as easily be Jehovah's Witnesses, especially outside the USA). The LDS Church expects and encourages every worthy male member to prepare for and serve a 2-year mission, usually starting at age 19. Young women members are not commanded, but sometimes encouraged, to serve an 18-month mission beginning at age 21.[[note]] (It is believed by the members of the LDS church that all young men are commanded by church doctrine to serve a full time mission. Certain extenuating circumstances sometimes apply, such as physical or mental health, but barring one of these, all young men are taught from a young age that they are expected to go on a mission. Most young women, however, never serve a mission. Most women within the church are married by the time they hit 21 and it isn't considered a commandment for them to go.) [[/note]]

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The LDS Church is well known for its missionary efforts and they have 65,000 full-time missionaries serving in most countries of the world as of 2013 (with most missionaries serving in the United States or various nations of South America, but they can be found almost everywhere - the Islamic nations in the Middle East are a notable exception). Within the USA most people's image of the LDS Church may be a pair of polite young teenagers in white shirts and ties, knocking on your door and wanting to share some unspecified 'good news' with you and give you a free book. (Though they could just as easily be Jehovah's Witnesses, especially outside the USA). The LDS Church expects and encourages every worthy male member to prepare for and serve a 2-year mission, usually starting at age 19. Young women members are not commanded, but sometimes encouraged, to serve an 18-month mission beginning at age 21.18.[[note]] (It is believed by the members of the LDS church that all young men are commanded by church doctrine to serve a full time mission. Certain extenuating circumstances sometimes apply, such as physical or mental health, but barring one of these, all young men are taught from a young age that they are expected to go on a mission. Most young women, however, never serve a mission. Most women within the church are married by the time they hit 21 and it isn't considered a commandment for them to go.) [[/note]]
2nd Feb '14 7:07:39 PM Willbyr
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--> ''"11. 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."''

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--> -> ''"11. 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."''



Another temple-related item is the wearing of the ''temple garment'' or "Mormon underwear" as it is commonly known (it's basically a white t-shirt and white boxers that extend to the knee). Much like a priest's collar or cardinal's vestments, the garment is an article of sacred clothing (almost exclusively simple white cotton/poly) [[note]] There are other materials available, all in white. The only exception is for military personnel, who have the option of wearing brown shirts designed to aesthetically match the shirts worn wih uniforms [[/note]] worn under regular clothing to remind practicing members of the covenants they have made. It is sometimes believed to provide spiritual and/or physical protection, much in the same way that other Christians might view a cross/crucifix or pocket bible. Another purpose is to maintain modesty; the general rule is that if one's outfit would expose the garment, it's too skimpy (the outfit, not the garment).

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Another temple-related item is the wearing of the ''temple garment'' or "Mormon underwear" as it is commonly known (it's basically a white t-shirt and white boxers that extend to the knee). Much like a priest's collar or cardinal's vestments, the garment is an article of sacred clothing (almost exclusively simple white cotton/poly) [[note]] There are other materials available, all in white. The only exception is for military personnel, who have the option of wearing brown shirts designed to aesthetically match the shirts worn wih with uniforms [[/note]] worn under regular clothing to remind practicing members of the covenants they have made. It is sometimes believed to provide spiritual and/or physical protection, much in the same way that other Christians might view a cross/crucifix or pocket bible. Another purpose is to maintain modesty; the general rule is that if one's an outfit is too skimpy if it would expose the garment, it's too skimpy (the outfit, not the garment).
garment.
30th Dec '13 12:01:46 PM system
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