Religion plays a very important role in a man’s everyday activities. It acts as your moral guide and fills you with a sense of purpose. The movement of the Latter Day Saint which is also known as Mormon is a very famous religion nowadays and it also belongs to Christianity.
However, the Mormon Church’s genealogy is not very popular among the common people. Mormon is also considered to be adherents to the Latter Day Saints’ Church of Jesus Christ. Referring to history, the word “Mormon” has been taken from the Book of Mormon. This religious book has been translated by a person called Joseph Smith, Jr. Information on the early American inhabitants’ history has been compiled and written by a prophet named Mormon in this book.
Mormons are not members of the said religious sect, nor are they Protestants. They also do not take themselves to belong to the larger part of Christianity. At the same time, they also do not believe in Jesus Christ and what he represents.
The history of the Mormons is not very pleasant. They have undergone struggles and faced a lot of prosecution by various religions and sects of Christianity. The Mormon Book says that Prophet Mormon who dwelled in America in the fourth century heard God’s call to compile information on his people and that too in the form of a single book
Right after Mormon died, his son who was called Moroni witnessed complete destruction and the persecution of his kind. It was him who hid the original version of the Mormon Book in upstate New York which was then a hill named Comorah.
It is said that Moroni had been a messenger whom God had sent to a person called Joseph Smith, Jr. Moroni then sent Smith to retrieve the book and translate it to the English language. Even though Smith did not know how to read or write the script of the book, he accurately and completely translated the Mormon Book. It was these miracles that have made Smith a prophet sent by God.
Yet, this was not the end of the struggles of the people of Mormons. In 1844, Smith was killed in a mob inside a Carthage at Illinois jail. Soon after that miserable year, many followers of the Saints of Latter-day started to follow Brigham Young who was chosen as the president in his denomination. After which he proceeded to Utah where he gave an Exodus to the Salt Lake City. This place now has the largest Mormon population in the world.
Till date, Mormon is a term which is used to refer to the group of people under Brigham Young in the Salt Lake City. However, other groups which are small have adopted the saints of Latter Day and are trying to reject using “Mormon” for describing their group. It was their claim that it did not make any reference to the central figure of their Church, that is the Mormon Church and the Church of the Saints of Latter Day.
The Mormons are completely different when it comes to theology, culture and practice among religious sects like Mennonites, Jehovah’s witnesses, Amish and Society of Religious Friends.
This is the Church of Mormon’s genealogy. As is evident, Mormons are pretty different when compared to the other types of sects and Christian religion.