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 How well do you know Mormonism? Test your knowledge with a handful of basic facts we’ve gathered about its history, beliefs, and contemporary happenings! We’ll be posting a new ‘quiz’ every week or so – which means be on the lookout for our next edition. Here we go!

 

 

 

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Mormon Decisions 10Millennial Star, Vol. 15, No. 13, March 28, 1853, p. 206; “Orson Hyde’s blessing –

Oliver Cowdery called upon the lord to smile upon him that his faith shall beorson hyde made perfect and that the blessings pronounced shall be realized lie shall be made mighty and be endued with power from on high and go forth to the nations of the earth to proclaim the gospel that he shall escape all the pollutions of the world the angels shall uphold him and that he shall go forth according to the commandment both to Jew and Gentile and shall go to all nations kingdoms and tongues all who hear ban his voice shall acknowledge him to be a servant of God he shall be equal in holding the keys of the kingdom he shall stand on the earth and bring souls till Christ comes we know that he loves thee and may this thy servant be able to walk through pestilence and not be harmed the powers of darkness shall have no ascendancy over him he shall have power to smite the earth with pestilence to divide waters and lead through the saints he shall go from land to land and from sea to sea he shall be like one of the three Nephites.”

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Mormon Decisions 10The Wentworth Letter, March 1842; “America in ancient times has been inhabited by two distinct races of people. The first were called Jaredites and came directly from the tower of Babel. The second race came directly from the city of Jerusalem, about six hundred years before Christ. They were principally Israelites, of the descendants of Joseph. The Jaredites were destroyed about the time that the Israelites came from Jerusalem, who succeeded them in the inheritance of the country. The principal nation of the second race fell in battle towards the close of the fouth (sic) century. The remnant are the Indians that now inhabit this country.” – Joseph Smith

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Freethinkers

An Insider’s View of Mormon Origins, 2003 by Grant Palmer

http://signaturebooks.com/2010/11/excerpt-an-insiders-view-of-mormon-origins/

“I admire men and women who have developed the questing spirit, who are unafraid of new ideas as stepping stones to progress. We should, of course, respect the opinions of others, but we should also be unafraid to dissent–if we are informed. Thoughts and expressions compete in the marketplace of thought, and in that competition truth emerges triumphant. Only error fears freedom of expression … This free exchange of ideas is not to be deplored as long as men and women remain humble and teachable. Neither fear of consequence or any kind of coercion should ever be used to secure uniformity of thought in the church. People should express their problems and opinions and be unafraid to think without fear of ill consequences. … We must preserve freedom of the mind in the church and resist all efforts to suppress it.” – “President Hugh B. Brown, a counselor in the LDS Presidency during the 1960’s:”

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Yesterday we posted an article on the history of the church of Jesus Christ – the Christian church, body of Christ.

I’d like to take another look at the questions we posted in this article to highlight what is really going on in the LDS scriptures and what members of the LDS Church think about the history of the Christian church.

Jesus’ Six Apostles

D&C 7:1-8; “… John, my beloved, what desirest thou?…if you shall ask what you will, it shall be granted unto you…Lord, give unto me power over death…And for this cause the Lord said unto Peter: If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? For he desired of me that he might bring souls unto me, but thou desiredst that thou mightest speedily come unto me in my kingdom….And I will make thee to minister for him and for thy brother James …”

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