Thursday, October 04, 2007

Mormon Missionaries: What is a Mormon?

Mormon Missionaries
Originally uploaded by Greg Robbins
The term "Mormon" has its origins from the Book of Mormon, which is believed by Latter Day Saints to be a collection of writings and teachings of the ancient prophets and followers of Jesus Christ who lived in the Americas from approximately 600 B.C. to A.D. 421. Mormons believe that Joseph Smith, Jr., says Wikipedia, translated the Book of Mormon into English by divine inspiration from golden plates that he received from the angel Moroni.

Mormons believe that the Book of Mormon is another scriptural witness of Jesus Christ that is comparable to the Bible, which they also believe to be the word of God.[1] The book gets its name from Mormon, the prophet who abridged the record during the 4th century.

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