Although the Book of Mormon teaches that it might have been possible for Adam to baptize himself, Joseph Smith’s translation of the Bible clearly shows that Adam was, in fact, baptized by the Holy Spirit.
Men and women before Jesus Christ’s day could receive the Holy Ghost. During Jesus’ mortal ministry, the Holy Ghost was not given since Jesus was there in person.
Mormonism teaches that Jesus died not only for the sins of mankind on this earth, but also of the inhabitants of other planets.
The Bible doesn’t clearly teach some Mormon doctrines and that is why a restoration of the truth was necessary. The Holy Ghost will help people learn true doctrine.
The Mormon Church teaches that Jesus Christ was born on April 6.
The Mormon Church counsels that burial is preferable unless local laws require cremation. Taking the law into account, the ultimate decision is up to the family.
The prophet Nehemiah called God “great and terrible” because of the judgements he had sent against the rebellious Israelites.
Mormonism teaches that Jehovah is the Old Testament name for Jesus Christ, whose name in Hebrew was Yeshua.
Mormonism teaches that there were two aspects of creation: spiritual and physical. The spiritual creation can be likened to a blueprint.
There is currently not a Patriarch to the Church in the Mormon Church. The organization of the Mormon Church changes according to the size and needs of the current times. The office of Mormon patriarch is now filled on a stake level.
Mormon patriarch and martyr Hyrum Smith was the father of future Mormon prophet Joseph F. Smith. Not much is known about his other children, six of whom were born to his first wife Jerusha.
In Joseph Smith’s letter, “Old Major” refers to the Prophet’s dog. The word “prattler” was a common term for a little child.
Personal revelation comes to the mind and to the heart, and is described as a “still, small voice.” When receiving revelation, a person gets an idea and feels good about it.
Only in cases of incest, rape, or seriously jeopardized life, accompanied by earnest consultation with church leaders and God, may a Mormon possibly consider an abortion.
Mormons, regardless of their ancestry, have been counselled to avoid peyote and any other harmful drug.
While the Mormon Church does not forbid caffeines, Mormons are couselled to avoid addicting foods and drinks to keep their bodies healthy.
While the Mormon Church recognizes that caffeine is one of the dangerous chemicals in many drinks that should be avoided, it is not necessarily the reason coffee and tea are forbidden by the Word of Wisdom.
A Jack Mormon is a non-practicing Mormon, but originally meant someone who was friendly to Mormons, but not a member.
Mormon doctrine teaches that the full power of Jesus’ atonement for our sins can only come to those who follow God’s ordained servants and receive the necessary ordinances from them.
Mormon doctrine teaches that the House of Israel was scattered and mixed with all nations, so most people have some direct lineal connection to one of the tribes.
Mormon prophets have taught that many of those alive today were held in reserve in the pre-existence to come now before the Second Coming of Jesus.
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