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Mormon Thoughts

Mormon Thoughts

BYU (Brigham Young University) is operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, often mistakenly called the “Mormon Church.” BYU students take nearly a semester of spiritually uplifting, stimulating religion classes. In this series (see below), students enrolled in scripture study classes have shared their thoughts, insights, and reflections on the Book of Mormon in the form of letters to someone they know. We invite you...

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A Mormon Apostle Speaks to the Harvard Law School

A Mormon Apostle Speaks to the Harvard Law School

Mormonism 101 is an annual series of lectures presented at Harvard Law School by the school’s Latter-day Saint Student Association.  On March 19, 2012, Mormon Apostle Jeffrey R. Holland spoke to a religiously diverse audience in the historic Langdell Hall.  In the past, speakers have included other prominent members of the Church, including Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and Thomas B. Griffiths, a federal...

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Mormon Priesthood – A Chosen Generation

Mormon Priesthood – A Chosen Generation

Keith L. Brown is a convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and serves as the Ward Mission Leader in the Annapolis, Maryland Ward.   Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints define the priesthood as “the eternal power and authority of God.” Members of the Church undeniably profess that through the priesthood God created and governs the heavens and the earth, and that it is through that power He...

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Do Mormons Celebrate Thanksgiving?

Do Mormons Celebrate Thanksgiving?

Samantha Murphey is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Woman) and has interned with the New York Daily News My Thanksgiving memories are a blur of ordinary things — family gatherings, fall leaves, cozy fires, parades, touch football, pumpkin pie, turkey and trimmings. Flickers and flurries and fun. My memories are dotted wits.h the classic elementary school holiday crafts — tracings of tiny hands made to...

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Joseph Smith

The Prophet Joseph Smith is one of the most charismatic and influential religious figures in American history. Joseph Smith acquired many followers throughout his life, but also many opponents.  Joseph Smith’s calling was to be the first prophet of the final dispensation before the Second Coming of Christ.  The Lord intended to reveal the fulness of His gospel as it had been known since ancient times, with all of its true doctrine and...

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Luke 16 16 Mormonism

Luke 16:16 is one of several Biblical passages leveled against the Mormon Church.  The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.  This is interpreted by many to mean that there will be no more prophets after John the Baptist.  A fundamental doctrine of the Mormon Church is that there are living prophets now.  Beginning with Joseph Smith, and continuing to the...

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