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Mormons

  1. 1. The Mormon Religion Presentation by Becca Kehs
  2. 2. <ul><li>The Founder: Joseph Smith, Jr. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Announced that an angel had shown him golden plates with the rules of a new religion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>This caused many to establish new beliefs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Translated these tablets into The Book of Mormon and founded the Church of Christ and the Latter Day Saints’ religion </li></ul></ul>History
  3. 3. <ul><li>The Founder: Joseph Smith, Jr. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1829: After the first manuscript was lost and Smith faced much skepticism, Smith recruited Oliver Cowdery to write down the translations again </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>March 1830: Book of Mormon published </li></ul></ul>History
  4. 4. <ul><li>Most now know about it because of the cults and the displacement of children </li></ul><ul><li>Their beliefs have invaded popular culture through the media and non-believers </li></ul>History
  5. 5. <ul><li>“ The Prophet” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One man that is the sole spokesperson of God; also called President of the church </li></ul></ul>Leadership
  6. 6. <ul><li>Lesser officials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Called apostles and prophets, leaders of individual sects and churches </li></ul></ul>Leadership
  7. 7. <ul><li>The Word </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Theology based on scripture found in the bible, from the mouth of leaders, and in three other books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price </li></ul></ul></ul>Beliefs
  8. 8. <ul><li>The Endowment Ceremony </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Typically gifts or holidays “endowed” upon leaders or members of the church </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some churches use it as a way of ordaining members and officials </li></ul></ul>Beliefs
  9. 9. <ul><li>Plural Marriage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Marriage to multiple people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Found only in fundamentalist Mormonism, not the mainstream LDS church </li></ul></ul>Beliefs
  10. 10. <ul><li>Plan of Salvation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Three heavens instead of one </li></ul></ul>Beliefs
  11. 11. <ul><li>Doctrine of Exaltation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Belief that humans can become gods and goddesses in the afterlife </li></ul></ul>Beliefs
  12. 12. <ul><li>Some believe that the Twilight books have an underlying Mormon message </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Abstaining from blood: Abstaining from sex </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Superhuman abilities: Becoming a god in the afterlife </li></ul></ul>Propaganda
  13. 13. <ul><li>Members walk around towns trying to gain new members by preaching the values and “pros” of the faith </li></ul><ul><li>Other religions also do this </li></ul>Propaganda
  14. 14. <ul><li>While not necessarily intentional, the fundamentalist Mormon church has gained much of their recognition from the invasion and evacuation of some cult-like sects </li></ul><ul><li>(video) </li></ul>Propaganda
  15. 15. Mormon “Moon and Star” Symbol Latter Day Saints’ Church Symbol The Angel Moroni

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