Joseph Smith

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  • Polygamy Is Bad

    personal harem that acts like nothing more than slaves for that man's pleasure? But is that true? To quote Elbert Hubbard “Polygamy: An endeavor to get more out of life than there is in it.” So is polygamy evil as we believe? I believe that though the government has passed many laws that are against polygamy. I believe that it should be legalized. What is polygamy, polygamy is the practice of a man marrying more than one woman. According to the LDS, church polygamy was started in the U.S by a man named Joseph Smith. Joseph Smith was born on December 23, 1805, when Joseph Smith was 14 it is said that he saw God and his son Jesus, it is also said…

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  • The Influence Of Joseph Smith's Second Great Awakening

    Joseph Smith played a pivotal role in the Mormon faith as its founder. His upbringing greatly influenced his achievements during the 1830s and 1840s. The Second Great Awakening, a religious revival movement during the early 19th century in the United States, also influenced Smith, in turn, compelling him to believe he was needed for significant religious duties. Joseph Smith’s Church of Christ had many beliefs outside the norm and practiced many ideas that were not considered acceptable by…

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  • What Happened In Nauvoo?

    During the bitter winter of 1838-1839 some five thousand Latter Day Saints crossed the Mississippi River from Missouri and settled in western Illinois, where they soon established the city of Nauvoo under the leadership of their prophet, Joseph Smith, Jr. Situated on a bend of the Mississippi River in Hancock County, Nauvoo grew rapidly during the next seven years as a flood of Latter Day Saints settled in the area. Finally, it would seem that the Mormons had found a place, a holy city where…

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  • Doctrine And Covenants

    Many vast theories and ideas have been presented whether that be science or religious based. Many people have provided some well thought out ideas, but unfortunately incomplete. Who would know the answers to these questions but the creator of man who played a sole part in where we came from? There are many voices that claim different things, but it is only through asking God where we get to learn the truth. This is where the Doctrine and Covenants plays a unique role. Joseph Smith,…

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  • Seer Stone Analysis

    When you think of the phrase “seer stone,” there is usually a negative connotation that goes along with it. Why is that? Joseph Smith used a seer stone as one of the primary instruments in his translation of the Book of Mormon, and they are mentioned as legitimate objects throughout the scriptures. So why do we as members of the church hesitate to discuss seer stones, and why do non-members find exceeding criticism in them? I hope to answer these questions in my analysis. I will also explore…

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  • Anthropology Of Mormonism

    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…

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  • Who Killed Brenda And Erica Lafferty Analysis

    Krakauer connects the Lafferty brothers, and the murders to Mormon history, which implies focusing on its vicious and authoritarian perspectives. It’s noteworthy to say that the murders of Brenda and Erica Lafferty took place because of historical, psychological, anthropological, and sociological evidence. Historical being religions, psychological being the personal and familial psychological history, anthropological being family, culture, and religion, and lastly sociological, which was how the…

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  • Joseph Smith Early Childhood

    Name: Joseph Smith Age: Nine Birth Date: 4/18/2004 Grade: Third / Fourth Native Language: English School: P.S. 55 Family Background: Joseph Smith is a nine year old boy. He has recently passed the third grade and will be starting fourth grade in September at P.S. 55. Joseph lives at home with his mother and two older brothers. His brother Michael is 15 years old and attends Tottenville High School. Matthew the middle child is 11 years old and attends Intermediate School 34. Joseph’s father,…

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  • Analysis Of Sister Wives

    Sister Wives, should polygamy be legalized? Polygamy has been around for many years and with the TV show Sister Wives it can now be viewed in our homes weekly with each new season it brings. The show reminds us of the controversy that surrounds plural marriage. Should plural marriage be legalized? There are many opinions on this touchy topic. Should we, as a society, just leave it be, mind our own business as it were? Should we turn a blind eye to the accusations of abuse and underage…

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  • Melchizedek Priesthood

    (Porter). Since its restoration, the priesthood has been an integral part of the lives of members of the church. Women are told to seek worthy priesthood holders for husbands, men are supposed to live life as a worthy priesthood holder, and children are supposed to be raised with the priesthood influence in their life. While all of these ideals are modern in thought, some of the ideals held by members earlier in church history are quite different from the ones members today believe. Through…

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