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Sacrifice Mormonism

Sacrifice has been required by the Lord since the beginning of time, as a way to obey the Lord’s commandments and show devotion to Him. The Lord commanded the first man and woman, Adam and Eve, to offer sacrifices of the firstborn sheep of their flocks. In one of the books of scripture in Mormonism The Pearl of Great Price, the book of Moses has record of these sacrifices: “And he gave unto them commandments, that they should worship...

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Doctrine And Covenants

The Doctrine and Covenants is the compilation of revelations received primarily by Joseph Smith Jr, but also by other early prophets of the Mormon Church, during the Church’s Restoration on the earth. The Doctrine and Covenants was originally known as the Book of Commandments. It contains divine instruction from the Lord on how to organize His Church once again on the earth. Mormons believe that, although most of the instructions and...

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Baptism Mormonism

Mormonism emphasizes the importance of baptism. The fourth Article of Faith, authored by Joseph Smith, states that Mormons “believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost.” The Mormon Church practices baptism by complete immersion in water. This...

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Holy Ghost Mormonism

The Holy Ghost is the third member of the Godhead, along with God the Father and the Son, Jesus Christ. Mormons believe the Holy Ghost is a spirit-man, a spirit son of God the Father. Mormons believe that, before this life on earth, all people lived in heaven with our Heavenly Father as spirits He created. We received bodies when we came to earth. The Holy Ghost is a child of God who has yet to receive a body. The Holy Ghost performs an...

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Bible

English-speaking members of the Mormon Church typically use the King James Version of the Bible.  Mormons understand that the Bible underwent innumerable alterations during the first two centuries of its existence, but they believe that, as far as it is translated correctly, the Bible contains the word of God. Each member should study the Old and New Testament and pray to know the truth of the records contained therein. The word Bible...

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Accountability Mormonism

Mormons do believe that agency, the ability of each person to choose right or wrong and to act freely, is a marvelous gift from God. Mormonism teaches that all individuals here on earth are being proven to see if they will use their agency to show their love for Heavenly Father by keeping His commandments (”Agency and Accountability,” For the Strength of Youth). Joseph Smith taught that the concept of agency brings with it the concept...

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