Anthropology Of Mormonism

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The Theology and Anthropology of Mormonism
Raley Ivester
Murrell-A4
24 February, 2016

Mormonism is a modern day cult based loosely on Christianity. While the teachings of Mormonism claim to be Biblical,they are actually quite far from it. They have the same people, but often with a completely different background or role in the story. For example, Mormons believe that Jesus is the “ literal spirit-brother of Lucifer, a creation” . (Slick, “A Comparison…”). Mormonism was founded in 1830 by Joseph Smith Jr., the fourth child of Lucy and Joseph Smith. His mother was a very superstitious woman, and his father was known as a money digger. Smith was disconcerted by all of the different denominations of Christianity, and claimed to have
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They claim that they are the true Church, yet they do not teach the Bible. One significant area of discourse is their beliefs about Jesus Christ versus the Christian belief of Christ. Like Christianity, Mormonism teaches that Christ was the son of God and that he came to earth and became flesh and blood. They also believe that he was fully man and that he “possessed the powers of a God...including power over the elements and even power over life and death.” (What Mormons Believe About Jesus Christ). Although there are some similarities, there are also many differences. For instance, as previously explained, Mormons do not believe in the virgin birth. In the Bible, it clearly states that Jesus was born of a virgin mother, like in Matthew 1:23, or Isaiah 7:14. Both of these verses clearly articulate that Mary was a virgin, but Mormons teach otherwise. Mormons believe in what the Bible teaches for the most part, but they consider it to be lacking. They think that it leaves out details, such as the Spirit Realm, or that Jesus was actually the brother of Lucifer. There is no real evidence of any of these things in the Bible, and thus it is hard to believe that what Mormons claim to be …show more content…
From the concepts that founded the Latter Day Saints, all the way to the current church of Mormonism, I believe that it has changed and evolved into a true cult. With the addition of new leaders, and ideas twisting over time it seems like some of their beliefs have little to no base. Their beliefs are certainly not Biblical, even though they claim to be Christian. Mormonism is a widespread modern day cult, although most people have no idea what really goes on in

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