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Preconceived notions about Mormons

  1. mythsHave polygamy. Wrong, abolished in 1890. Do not confuse the Mormons with those who were expelled. Mormons are just over 13 million members.

  2. Receiving government subsidies like other religious churches, associations etc. Wrong, requesting not to receive grants from the government, municipality or county.

  3. Do not celebrate Christmas, Easter and Pentecost mm. Wrong, celebrate it just as much as other Christians.

  4. Do not use a car, telephone, television, radio, computer, internet etc. Wrong, members are modern and positive technical development.

  5. Believe that God created the universe in 6 days. Wrong, the Church believes that God organized chaos / matter, but do not know how long it took.

  6. Belief in multiple gods. Wrong, the Church believes that God the Father is the origin. We worship only Him and His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, no other. No one can ascend the Father. Paul speaks of being "joint heirs with Christ" and to take part of the divine nature. This means that we strive to partake of the divine attributes of love, compassion, mercy, etc., and that sometime in the future themselves to be such. Never be equal or equal with God.

  7. Think that all but church members are going to hell. Wrong, do not believe in a literal hell after death, but it is our own burning consciences when we discover that we lived in a wrong way. All humans go to heaven.

  8. Church members believe that going to heaven because of his deeds / job. Wrong, members affirm both their Christian heritage and their ancestors from Israel ten missing / lost tribes of the Northern Kingdom. If daily rules and regulations are as good as you can, then get more and more blessing from God, little by little.

  9. Do not do military service. Wrong, there are members who are military personnel, and police officers.

  10. Homosexuals may not become members. Wrong, they may become members, and they will live avhållsamt like all other singles in the church. Only those who are married (a man with a woman) must have sex.

  11. Adverse to education. Wrong, they are positive and studying both happy and very. Many have university education.

Things you did not know about Mormons

  1. top secretUsually carries no religious symbols. It's just Mormons who are priests (chaplains) in the United States military that has a cross on the collar of his uniform.

  2. Not all Mormons have the holy underwear, only those who have permission to visit the temples, that have a temple recommend.

  3. About 40% of the members are active in the church (go on at least one meeting in the quarter).

  4. About 20% of members have a temple recommend.

  5. The average life expectancy in Salt Lake City is 11 years higher than the rest of the United States. Church rules are good.

  6. Anyone who becomes a member of the church restored as both a Christian and know the Israeli tribal affiliation. Israel was divided into Northern Kingdom and the Southern Kingdom, later deported the ten tribes of the Northern Kingdom, followed by the nomadic tribes (assimilated) north towards non-inhabited areas and ended up among others in Europe.

  7. Because of our Israelite tribal affiliation we have inherited from our ancestors, combined with our faith in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we get very often the answer to prayer (in a survey members had more answers to prayer than Catholics, Orthodox, Evangelicals, etc.).

  8. Think they are saved because of their faith in Jesus Christ, not because of deeds / work (Christian leaders in other churches would love to stretch the truth a little bit about our faith, to scare people who are curious about us and maybe would like to become members eventually ).

  9. Those who visit us experience that they have come to the early church, as it was at the time of the apostles. A similar organization as Jesus Christ organized when he lived here on earth to 2000 years ago.

  10. Men and women are equal, need each other.

  11. Both men and women are allowed to speak (preach) in sacrament meeting (worship service). All mature active members may offer to speak.

  12. The priests have no pay for their work, it is a lekmannakyrka.

Articles of Faith

  1. articles of faithWe believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son Jesus Christ and in the Holy Ghost.

  2. We believe that men will be punished for their own sins, and not for Adam's transgression.

  3. We believe that all mankind may be saved through the Atonement of Christ and by obedience to gospel laws and regulations.

  4. We believe that the gospel first principles and ordinances are: Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, repentance, baptism by immersion for the remission of sins, laying on of hands for the Holy Ghost.

  5. We believe a man to preach the Gospel and administer in the ordinances must be called of God, by prophecy and the laying on of hands by those who are in authority.

  6. We believe in the same organization as in the Primitive Church, namely, apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists, and so forth.

  7. We believe in the gift of tongues, prophecy, revelation, visions, healing, interpretation of tongues, and so on.

  8. We believe that the Bible is the word of God as far as it is translated correctly. We also believe the Book of Mormon is the word of God.

  9. We believe all that God has revealed, all that He does now reveal, and we believe that He will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the kingdom.

  10. We believe in the literal gathering of Israel and the Ten Tribes; that Zion (the New Jerusalem) will be built upon the American continent; that Christ will reign personally upon the earth and that the earth will be renewed and receive its paradisiacal glory.

  11. We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they want.

  12. We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law.

  13. We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul-We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things . We are looking for all that is virtuous, lovely, or of good.