Book of Mormon Essays

  • The Mormons' Success in Setting Up a New Community

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    The Mormons' Success in Setting Up a New Community The Mormons are a religious group in the United States of America. Their full name is The Church of Jesus Christ and the Latter Day Saints. Joseph Smith founded them. Joseph Smith was the man who founded the Mormons. He translated the golden plates and wrote the book of Mormon. The angel Moroni visited him. He also established polygamy and tried to set-up Zion. He was fairly successful in setting up the Mormons but he made the Mormons very

  • Mormon Practices

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    discriminated against at Brigham Young University. These actions were looked at negatively during the time of the civil rights. In 1978 the policy was change and all human were allowed to become a priest and discrimination towards Africans was abolished. Mormons have gone through a lot, have broken apart and come together several times while the different branches of Mormonism continue to grow and new branches may still form in the futures. One thing is known that the ‘new religion’ is strong and its believers

  • A Brief Biography of Joseph Smith

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    History books have called Joseph Smith an American religious leader who founded the modern day Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS). This religious institution is based on Smiths visions and the followers of the LDS church are called Mormon’s. His vision was for the restoration of the early Christian church and a new way of life to live by. While Smith visions and ethics have been controversial at times, millions still follow his teachings and the religious culture he started in 1830

  • Reflection Paper On The Tree Of Life

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    This semester I have enjoyed studying the Book of Mormon in the manner we did. In the first lesson or week we learned about the Tree of Life and I came to understand some things differently than I had understood them in the past. The first week worksheet explains after we partake of the fruit of the Tree of Life, we can feel God 's love for us. "21 And the angel said unto me: Behold the Lamb of God, yea, even the Son of the Eternal Father! Knowest thou the meaning of the tree which thy father saw

  • research proposal

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    as the Mormon Church, within the Indian removal that took place during the 1830’s. The Indian Removal Act was passed approximately one month after the initial organization of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The founder of the LDS church, Joseph Smith, received a revelation that he was to preach his gospel in Indian Territory. In September of 1830, roughly 6 months after the founding of the church, he gave a mission calling to one of his church members who held the Mormon priesthood

  • Alma 46 1-21 Analysis

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    The scripture block that I chose is found in Alma 46:1-21. After reading this scripture, I decided to further my understanding of the principles taught in these verses so that I could learn how to become more like Moroni in being bold and raising my own Title of Liberty. In the previous chapters, at around 74 B.C., Moroni was made captain of the Nephites at age twenty-five and led the Nephite armies to victory over the Lamanites. At the beginning of chapter 46, Amalikiah, "a man of cunning device

  • The Book Of Mormon Analysis

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    On 3/325 I went to see the musical The Book of Mormon at the Eugene O’Neill Theater on Broadway. The Book of Mormon was written by Trey Parker, Matt Stone (the creators of South Park) and Robert Lopez (the writer of Avenue Q and Frozen). The Book of Mormon has won numerous awards from various groups, including a Tony for Best Musical. The story begins with the introduction of Elder Price and Elder Cunningham at a Mormon Missionary Training Center. Elder Price, the devout, friendly and intelligent

  • Book Of Mormon Importance

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    The Importance Of The Book Of Mormon. In the mission I learned something that certainly changed my view of the scriptures and especially the Book of Mormon. In the Mission I learned the importance of the Holy Spirit in the work, "if we do not have the Spirit we can not teach". By studying the scriptures we read in Romans 10:17, the Apostle Paul tells us that "faith is by hearing and hearing is by the word of God," and in the book Preach My Gospel chapter 3, in the lesson 3 in the beginning of the

  • Mormonism Research Paper

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    could argue that it contains more similarities to that of a cult compared to that of a new religious movement. Before comparing Mormonism to a cult, a definition must be laid down. A cult, according to Dr. Walter R. Martin as quoted in Edmond Gruss’s book entitled Cults and the Occult, is “the Adherence to major doctrines which are pointedly contradictory to orthodox Christianity, yet which claim the distinction of either tracing their origin to orthodox sources or of being in essential harmony with

  • The Book Of Mormon Essay

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    English and compiled them into what is now known as, the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. Although given the message in 1823, Smith did not publish the Book of Mormon until 1830. The book contains the story of Jesus Christ’s personal ministry to the ancient people of the Americas following after

  • Reflection on the Book of Mormon

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    Reflection 3 While reading the book of Mormon I realized there are a lot of principles applicable to my everyday life. Even though the book of Mormon was written during ancient times, gospel principles have remained with us through the work of the prophets and God’s guidance. We have also being able to see how contention between brethren has stop us from following God’s plan, but we also learn through their mistakes how to create a better future and avoid vicious cycles. It is true that, sometimes

  • obedience

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    During my high school years, each day, after early the dreaded morning seminary, our dear Sister Gestcher would leave us with this last piece of advice: “be good.” Well what does she even mean by that? I later learned that Sister Gestcher was reminding us to be obedient and live in harmony with the teachings of Jesus Christ. As I’ve studied the scriptures and various conference talks about obedience, I have learned that obedience can lead a person to so many other gospel principles and blessings

  • Book of Mormon by Joseph Smith

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    Book of Mormon by Joseph Smith The 1830 publication of the “Book of Mormon” by Joseph Smith, officially established the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ believe that Smith, under divine guidance, translated a set of golden plates into the Book of Mormon. This was the first of several literary works that were said to contain proper doctrine of the beliefs and views of the Mormon religion. Throughout the development of the Church, several

  • Alma 36: The Book Of Mormon

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    Alma 36 is one of my favorite chapters in the Book of Mormon because of the personal meaning it has in my life. It is a great story filled with lessons, and if you look you can even find a chiasmus. After returning from his mission to the Zoramites Alma calls all of his sons together and spoke with them one by one giving them council and commandments in what could be looked at as a missionary exit interview. Chapter 36 is part of that “Missionary exit interview” with his oldest son, Heleman.

  • Book Of Mormon Character Analysis

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    courageous. Courageous figures are the 2000 Stripling Warriors. These young men were morally straight, courageous, faithful, and brave. Anybody can be courageous through actions and morals. One of the most important attributes is courage. In the Book of Mormon, there is a story of Helaman and the 2000 Stripling, meaning young, Warriors. The account started with the people of Ammon covenanting with God years ago to never fight again. The Lamanites, their enemy, were planning to attack them. Since the

  • The Book Of Mormon: Joseph Smith's Gold Bible

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    The Book of Mormon is the records of the people on the land of ancient America. These records were engraved on metal plates, and was later quoted and abridged by a prophet-historian names Mormon. Although many people who don’t believe in the Book have said many bad things about it, indeed, the Book of Mormon is very important to our church. In the past, others have referred to the book as “Joseph Smith’s Gold Bible” or “the Mormon Bible”, but in the church, members have been taught to call the book

  • Analysis of 2 Nephi 4 of the Book of Mormon

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    He hath filled me with his love, even unto the consuming of my flesh”. “Awake my soul! No longer droop in sin. Rejoice, O my heart, and give place no more for the enemy of my soul” (Book of Mormon). All of these sentiments were expressed by the great prophet Nephi in what is arguably the only psalm of the Book of Mormon, 2 Nephi 4:16-35--more commonly referred to as the “Psalm of Nephi”. I argue that 2 Nephi 4 is, in fact, a literary psalm, much like those of the Old Testament- for three reasons.

  • World Religion: Mormons

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    Since the mid 1800s, Mormons, or also referred to as the Latter-Day Saints, have been a thriving religion in the United States. Founded by Joseph smith in 1830, it has grown from a small group of outcasts to a significant size of nearly seven million followers. Joseph Smith was the first prophet and president of the Church of the Latter-Day Saints. After the murder of Joseph Smith in 1844, a man named Brigham Young migrated with bulk of the Mormons to Salt Lake City, Utah in 1847, where they made

  • The Mormons

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    The Mormons Mormonism is a way of life that is practiced by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Over two-thirds of the church's membership is in the United States. However, members are also located in many other countries around the world. Mormons use the Bible, the Book of Mormon, and two other books or revelations to Joseph Smith, founder of the church. These other two revelations are the Doctrine and Covenants and the Pearl of Great Price. The Mormon organization

  • Mormonism Research Paper

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    It was 1820 when Mormonism was born. Joseph Smith, Jr. was a religion man who founded the Mormon Church. Born on December 23, 1805 to Joseph Smith, Sr. and Lucy Mack Smith who were poor and uneducated farmers. Many Americans persecuted Smith, Jr. but he was also accepted by many as well. Smith has been regarded as one of the most controversial men of our time because of his different way of teaching. Joseph Smith and his followers were driven out of numerous states because of the persecution they