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.
Is the President of the Kirtland temple today in the RLDS Church a direct descendant of Joseph Smith, Jr.?
The Kirtland Temple has been in the possession of the RLDS Church since 1880. The current president of the Temple is not a direct descendant of Joseph Smith, Jr.
The Mormon prophet been ordained by priesthood authority and one should not be ashamed to say so. The office of Pope gained its authority politically centuries ago.
No membership records are made in the Mormon Church for stillborn babies, so temple work cannot be done until the Millennium when those people are resurrected.
The twelve apostles at Jerusalem will pass judgment on everyone in that lineage except for the Nephites and Lamanites, who had their own twelve.
Rainbows are a sign of rain. When there are no rainbows, there has been no rain, and then begins the “desolation, calamity, and distress among the nations” which Joseph Smith talked about.
Mormonism states the earth will undergo two changes: a change from telestial to terrestrial, and a change from terrestrial to celestial. Topographical changes will occur, coinciding with the Millenium.
There is no scriptural reference to pre-mortal family arrangements, but many patriarchal blessings have made reference to them.
The words of the prophets and the studies of scientists have no way of reconciling because one relies on faith and the other on observation.
When Christians claim that Mormons believe in a different Jesus, they mean Mormons do not accept their concept of the Trinity–and that’s true.
Differences about doctrine and misunderstandings about Mormon doctrine has caused some Evangelicals to say that Mormons are not Christians.
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