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o Introduction of the religion o Name, location and review of the site. o Interview summary o Comparing and contrasting with another religion o Conclusion My report is on Mormonism and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and my interview will be conducted with a co-worker who is a practicing mormon. Mormons are a small religious group, predominantly based in Utah. Since the church was founded it was faced with animosity from mainstream culture, which viewed the church as backward and reactionary. Mormons are reviled by mainstream Christians for their alternative take on the life of Jesus Christ and demonized by seculars for their extremely conservative social views. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) was born in rural New York State in 1830 in consequence of a divine revelation to one Joseph Smith. His flock grew rapidly, and so did friction with local populations. Hostility and outbursts of violence forced the Saints into a series of westward migrations in search of safer ground. In 1844, in Nauvoo (Illinois), Joseph Smith was killed by a local mob. His position as President and Prophet of the Church passed on to Brigham Young, a man richly endowed with powers of this-worldly organization, leadership, and charisma. The Book of Mormon is the keystone of our religion. This was the Prophet Joseph Smith’s statement. He testified that ‘the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion’ (History of the Church, 4:461). A keystone is the central stone in an arch. It holds all the other stones in place, and if removed, the arch crumbles.
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“There are three ways in which the Book of Mormon is the keystone of our religion. It is the keystone in our witness of Christ. It is the keystone of our doctrine. It is the keystone of testimony. “The Book of Mormon is the keystone in our witness of Jesus Christ, who is Himself the cornerstone of everything we do. It bears witness of His reality with power and clarity. Unlike the Bible, which passed through generations of copyists, translators, and corrupt religionists who tampered with the text, the Book of Mormon came from writer to reader in just one inspired step of translation. Therefore, its testimony of the Master is clear, undiluted, and full of power. But it does even more. Much of the Christian world today rejects the divinity of the Savior. They
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This note was uploaded on 01/04/2011 for the course HUM 130 taught by Professor Georgegreaves during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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