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.Mormon is a term used to describe the adherents, practitioners, followers or constituents of certain denominations within the Latter Day Saint movement.^ Joseph Smith was the founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, also known as Mormonism.
  • Comparing Mormonism 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC comparing-views.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I will use the term Mormon in this text.
  • Alt.Religion.Mormon Frequently Asked Questions 10 January 2010 21:021 UTC home.utah.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Latter-day Saints (Mormons) believe the same.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: Evangelicals, Mormons on Same Side of Cultural Divide - R. Albert Mohler Jr. 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

.The term most often refers to a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), which is commonly called the Mormon Church.^ See also: Christian communism: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Mormonism has had a mixed relationship with socialism in its various forms.
  • Boston University School of Theology Archives 8 January 2010 9:09 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hi all, I’m a member of the LDS church.
  • Top 10 Bizarre Mormon Beliefs - Listverse 10 January 2010 21:021 UTC listverse.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Beliefs, facts, statistics and policies of the Church.
  • Mormon Studies 10 January 2010 21:021 UTC lib.byu.edu [Source type: Academic]
  • Mormon Studies 8 January 2010 9:09 UTC lib.byu.edu [Source type: Academic]

.The LDS Church claims that "Mormon" should properly be applied only to its members, to avoid possible confusion with Mormon fundamentalist groups which practice plural marriage.^ Hi all, I’m a member of the LDS church.
  • Top 10 Bizarre Mormon Beliefs - Listverse 10 January 2010 21:021 UTC listverse.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Not all Mormon Fundamentalists practice polygamy.

^ The LDS church excommunicates any member that practices polygamy.

.However, the term is nevertheless used to refer to many other sects that recognize Brigham Young as a prophet, including Mormon fundamentalists.^ I will use the term Mormon in this text.
  • Alt.Religion.Mormon Frequently Asked Questions 10 January 2010 21:021 UTC home.utah.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The other group was led by Brigham Young.

^ Brigham Young's authority is fully recognized by the majority of the Mormon people.
  • John Hyde's "Mormonism, Its Leaders" 3: Contents 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC thedigitalvoice.com [Source type: Original source]

The term is not usually applied to other sects within the Latter Day Saint movement, such as the Community of Christ, who did not associate with Brigham Young after the death of Joseph Smith, Jr., the founder of the movement.
The term originated from the Book of Mormon, first published in 1830 by Joseph Smith, Jr. According to the Book of Mormon, Mormon is the name of an indigenous American prophet–historian who compiled the majority of the book.

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Origin of the term

The term "Mormon" is taken from the title of the Book of Mormon, a sacred text adherents believe to have been translated from golden plates revealed by an angel to Joseph Smith, Jr. and published in 1830. According to the text of the Book of Mormon, Mormon was the name of a fourth century prophet–historian who compiled and abridged many records of his ancestors into the Book of Mormon. .The book is believed by Mormons to be a literal record of God's dealings with pre-Columbian civilizations in the Americas from approximately 2600 BC through AD 420, written by prophets and followers of Jesus Christ.^ It was restored by God and Jesus Christ through the prophet Joseph Smith.
  • Top 10 Bizarre Mormon Beliefs - Listverse 10 January 2010 21:021 UTC listverse.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The record was published in 1830, as the Book of Mormon .
  • What Is A Mormon - Mormonism - LDS 10 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.mormonbeliefs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Mormons believe that God had sex with Mary.
  • What is Mormonism? | Book of Mormon Origin Theology 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.whatismormonism.com [Source type: Original source]

.The book records the teachings of Jesus Christ to the people in the Americas as well as Christ's personal ministry among the people of Nephi after his resurrection.^ The direct words of Jesus Christ in His teachings.

^ The highlight of the Book of Mormon is the ministry of the Resurrected Christ to the Book of Mormon peoples - Nephites and Lamanites.
  • LDS Basics: Introduction to the Book of Mormon - Another Testament of Jesus Christ from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons) - LDS 10 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.jefflindsay.com [Source type: General]

^ This page is really a book on Jesus Christ.
  • Jerry Stokes Out of Mormonism Home Mormonism 2004 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.churches.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[1] Mormons believe the Book of Mormon is another witness of Jesus Christ, "holy scripture comparable to the Bible".[2]
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, one of the earliest published usages of the term "Mormon" to describe believers in the Book of Mormon was in 1833 by the Louisville (Kentucky) Daily Herald in an article, "The Mormons and the Anti-Mormons".[3]

Popular usage

.The terms "Mormon" and "Mormonite" were first used in the 1830s as pejoratives to describe those who followed Joseph Smith and believed in the divine origin of the Book of Mormon.^ Golden Plates The original documents from which Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon.
  • Alt.Religion.Mormon Frequently Asked Questions 10 January 2010 21:021 UTC home.utah.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Who were the Book of Mormon people?
  • LDS Basics: Introduction to the Book of Mormon - Another Testament of Jesus Christ from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons) - LDS 10 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.jefflindsay.com [Source type: General]

^ I know that Joseph Smith was a modern prophet and that the Book of Mormon is true.

.The term was soon adopted by Mormons themselves, however, and has lost its generally pejorative status.^ Unfortunately, for reasons known only to the Mormons themselves, these volumes have never been made available to general historical researchers.

^ However, the Book of Mormon does express the relation between the Father and the Son in terms similar to the gospel of John which cannot be squared with modalism.
  • LDeSsays.com -- Practical Mormonism for practicing Saints 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC ldessays.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "Leaders of the opposition considered Mormonism much more than religion as that term was generally understood.

.The term "Mormon" is most often used to refer to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).^ The Mormon Channel is the official radio station for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

^ The release discouraged the use of the term "Mormon Church".
  • Boston University School of Theology Archives 8 January 2010 9:09 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ See also: Christian communism: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Mormonism has had a mixed relationship with socialism in its various forms.
  • Boston University School of Theology Archives 8 January 2010 9:09 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.However, the term is also adopted by other adherents of Mormonism, including adherents of Mormon fundamentalism.^ In other words, in Mormon terms, the Son is the Father.

^ The term God, impersonally, is a social club of beings which you will be included in if you attain Godhood by being a Mormon.
  • Mormonism - Mormon 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC www3.telus.net [Source type: Original source]

^ However, the Book of Mormon does express the relation between the Father and the Son in terms similar to the gospel of John which cannot be squared with modalism.
  • LDeSsays.com -- Practical Mormonism for practicing Saints 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC ldessays.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

The term "Mormon" is generally disfavored by other denominations of the Latter Day Saint movement, such as the Community of Christ, which have distinct histories from that of the LDS Church since Smith's death in 1844.
.The term is particularly embraced by adherents of Mormon fundamentalism, who continue to believe in and practice plural marriage,[4] a practice that the LDS Church officially abandoned in 1890.[5] Seeking to distance itself from polygamy and Mormon fundamentalism, the LDS Church has taken the position that the term Mormon should only apply to the LDS Church and its members, and not other adherents who have adopted the term.^ Also, mainstream mormons DO practice "spiritual" polygamy.
  • How Mormonism Created Glenn Beck | Media and Technology | AlterNet 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Hi all, I’m a member of the LDS church.
  • Top 10 Bizarre Mormon Beliefs - Listverse 10 January 2010 21:021 UTC listverse.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He also publicized the previously-secret practice of plural marriage , a form of polygamy .
  • Boston University School of Theology Archives 8 January 2010 9:09 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[6] The church cites the AP Stylebook, which states, "The term Mormon is not properly applied to the other Latter Day Saints churches that resulted from the split after [Joseph] Smith’s death."[7] Despite the LDS Church's position, the term Mormon is widely used by journalists and non-journalists to refer to adherents of Mormon fundamentalism.

"Mormon Church"

.The official name of the Salt Lake City, Utah-based church is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.^ The Mormon Channel is the official radio station for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

^ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Beliefs, facts, statistics and policies of the Church.
  • Mormon Studies 10 January 2010 21:021 UTC lib.byu.edu [Source type: Academic]
  • Mormon Studies 8 January 2010 9:09 UTC lib.byu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ My great-grandfather joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Sweden.
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Romney camp hits back at Steele for Mormonism comments « - Blogs from CNN.com 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

.While the term "Mormon Church" has long been attached to the church as a nickname, it is an unauthorized title, and its use is not encouraged by the church, although the use of "Mormon" in other contexts is not generally considered offensive and is commonly used by the church's members.^ The release discouraged the use of the term "Mormon Church".
  • Boston University School of Theology Archives 8 January 2010 9:09 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Mormon disparagement of other churches: .
  • What is Mormonism? | Book of Mormon Origin Theology 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.whatismormonism.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I will use the term Mormon in this text.
  • Alt.Religion.Mormon Frequently Asked Questions 10 January 2010 21:021 UTC home.utah.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[8][9][10] .LDS Church leaders have encouraged members to use the church's full name to emphasize the church's focus on Jesus Christ.^ Hi all, I’m a member of the LDS church.
  • Top 10 Bizarre Mormon Beliefs - Listverse 10 January 2010 21:021 UTC listverse.com [Source type: Original source]

^ As a member of the church of jesus christ of later day saints.

^ I love the members and the leaders of this church.
  • Blog Archive | Mormon Stories Podcast 10 January 2010 21:021 UTC mormonstories.org [Source type: General]

[11]

Scholarly usage

.J. Gordon Melton, in his Encyclopedia of American Religions, subdivides the Mormons into Utah Mormons, Missouri Mormons, Polygamy-Practicing Mormons, and Other Mormons.^ And let us as Americans pledge our dedication to the fact that we believe others should have the same freedom of religion and convictions that we cherish for ourselves.
  • race42008.com » Blog Archive » Mormonism 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC race42008.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In addition to the Book of Mormon , he made several other "translations": - The Book of Abraham , from Egyptian papyrus scrolls which came into his possession in 1835.
  • INVESTIGATING MORMONISM 8 January 2010 9:09 UTC home.teleport.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ MORmONS and in reality all of Christianity and most other religions, are all obsessed with and in reality, based on the existence of “Satan”, not “God”.

[12] .In this scheme, the Utah Mormon group includes the non-polygamous organizations descending from those Mormons who followed Brigham Young to what is now Utah.^ Now THOSE are bizarre Mormon beliefs.
  • Top 10 Bizarre Mormon Beliefs - Listverse 10 January 2010 21:021 UTC listverse.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The other group was led by Brigham Young.

^ Those groups are also the ones who give Mormons a bad name.
  • Top 10 Bizarre Mormon Beliefs - Listverse 10 January 2010 21:021 UTC listverse.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is by far the largest of these groups, and the only group to initially reside in Utah.^ The Mormon Channel is the official radio station for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

^ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Beliefs, facts, statistics and policies of the Church.
  • Mormon Studies 10 January 2010 21:021 UTC lib.byu.edu [Source type: Academic]
  • Mormon Studies 8 January 2010 9:09 UTC lib.byu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was founded by the Savior Himself.

The Missouri Mormon groups include those non-polygamous groups that chose not to travel to Utah and are currently headquartered in Missouri, which Joseph Smith, Jr. designated as the future site of the New Jerusalem. .These organizations include Community of Christ, Church of Christ (Temple Lot), Remnant Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and others.^ See also: Christian communism: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Mormonism has had a mixed relationship with socialism in its various forms.
  • Boston University School of Theology Archives 8 January 2010 9:09 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Beliefs, facts, statistics and policies of the Church.
  • Mormon Studies 10 January 2010 21:021 UTC lib.byu.edu [Source type: Academic]
  • Mormon Studies 8 January 2010 9:09 UTC lib.byu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Forums and message boards for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism).
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Forum - Topix 8 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: General]

.Polygamy-Practicing Mormon groups are those that currently practice polygamy, regardless of location.^ Also, mainstream mormons DO practice "spiritual" polygamy.
  • How Mormonism Created Glenn Beck | Media and Technology | AlterNet 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Not all Mormon Fundamentalists practice polygamy.

^ Further information: Mormon fundamentalism The Church ended the practice of polygamy officially in 1890 by instating Official Declaration-1 to the Saints.
  • Boston University School of Theology Archives 8 January 2010 9:09 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Other Mormon groups include those that are not headquartered in Utah or Missouri and do not practice polygamy, such as The Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonite) and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Strangite).^ Also, mainstream mormons DO practice "spiritual" polygamy.
  • How Mormonism Created Glenn Beck | Media and Technology | AlterNet 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ See also: Christian communism: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Mormonism has had a mixed relationship with socialism in its various forms.
  • Boston University School of Theology Archives 8 January 2010 9:09 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Beliefs, facts, statistics and policies of the Church.
  • Mormon Studies 10 January 2010 21:021 UTC lib.byu.edu [Source type: Academic]
  • Mormon Studies 8 January 2010 9:09 UTC lib.byu.edu [Source type: Academic]

.The terms "Utah Mormon" and "Missouri Mormon" can be problematic if interpreted to mean more than the location of the various groups' headquarters.^ More than half the guests were Mormons.
  • The Mormon Curtain - MORMON CELEBRITIES 10 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.mormoncurtain.com [Source type: Academic]

^ The term Mormon when properly translated means more good .
  • What Is A Mormon - Mormonism - LDS 10 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.mormonbeliefs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The mormons are more of a cult than a religion.
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Romney camp hits back at Steele for Mormonism comments « - Blogs from CNN.com 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

.The majority of members of "Utah Mormon" groups and "Missouri Mormon" groups no longer live in either of these U.S. states.^ I no longer believe in these things.
  • The Mormon Church Conspiracy 15 September 2009 9:09 UTC mormonconspiracy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Mormon Church is no longer acceptable.

^ Note: The NIV footnote states "Christ transcends all barriers, and UNIFIES PEOPLE FROM ALL CULTURES, RACES AND NATIONS. Such distinctions are no longer significant.

.Although a majority of Utahns are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the LDS Church has a worldwide membership with the majority of its members outside the United States.^ Hi all, I’m a member of the LDS church.
  • Top 10 Bizarre Mormon Beliefs - Listverse 10 January 2010 21:021 UTC listverse.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Beliefs, facts, statistics and policies of the Church.
  • Mormon Studies 10 January 2010 21:021 UTC lib.byu.edu [Source type: Academic]
  • Mormon Studies 8 January 2010 9:09 UTC lib.byu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was founded by the Savior Himself.

.Nor do most "Missouri Mormons" live in Missouri.^ I did not see any fruits in most of the Mormons I knew, nor did I want to live like them anymore.

^ For most Mormons, these are not difficult responsibilities, since they have been so immersed in church teachings all of their lives to be faithful to their church and to believe that the General Authorities are infallible.
  • The Mormon Church Conspiracy 15 September 2009 9:09 UTC mormonconspiracy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Mormons have wrought in comparison to the messy and hypocritical cultural milieus in which most evangelicals live.

Meaning of the word

The May 15, 1843 issue of the official Mormon periodical Times and Seasons contains an article, purportedly written by Joseph Smith, Jr., deriving the etymology of the name "Mormon" from English "more" + Egyptian mon, "good", and extolling the meaning as follows:
.It has been stated that this word [mormon] was derived from the Greek word mormo.^ The word 'mormo' or 'mormon' can be found in any dictionary of classical Greek.
  • Linguistic Problems in Mormonism 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC packham.n4m.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Linguistic Problems in Mormonism 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC home.teleport.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It has been stated that this word was derived from the Greek word mormo.
  • Linguistic Problems in Mormonism 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC packham.n4m.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Linguistic Problems in Mormonism 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC home.teleport.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Latin did not come into use in Palestine until the first century B.C. Thus, any Greek or Latin words in the Book of Mormon are linguistic anachronisms.
  • Linguistic Problems in Mormonism 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC packham.n4m.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Linguistic Problems in Mormonism 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC home.teleport.com [Source type: Original source]

This is not the case. .There was no Greek or Latin upon the plates from which I, through the grace of God, translated the Book of Mormon.^ There is no other God and no other say!
  • MORMONISM: CHRISTIAN OR CULT 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.saintsalive.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Smith translated these plates which became the Book of Mormon.
  • Mormonism 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.greatcom.org [Source type: Original source]

^ No Book of Mormon cities have been located.

.Let the language of that book speak for itself.^ Let the language of the book speak for itself.
  • Linguistic Problems in Mormonism 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC packham.n4m.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Linguistic Problems in Mormonism 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC home.teleport.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Let us not forget that the Manuscript Story itself contains at least seventy-five similarities to what is now the Book of Mormon and this is not to be easily explained away.
  • Walter Martin's Religious InfoNet - Kingdom of the Cults 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.waltermartin.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Let's now look at the Book of Mormon itself.

.On the 523d page, of the fourth edition, it reads: And now behold we have written this record according to our knowledge in the characters which are called among us the Reformed Egyptian ...^ Mormon 9:33 And now, behold, we have written this record according to our knowledge, in the characters which are called among us the reformed Egyptian, being handed down and altered by us, according to our manner of speech.
  • Linguistic Problems in Mormonism 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC packham.n4m.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Linguistic Problems in Mormonism 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC home.teleport.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We will call our labors the Fourth .
  • ~~Religion: Mormon ~~ Pay Lay Ale ~~ Secret ~ Temple ~ Ceremony~~ 8 January 2010 9:09 UTC nowscape.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It claims to be a record of the ancient inhabitants of America, from about 2200 BC to 421 AD. Originally written in Reformed Egyptian, the present English edition is 521 pages long.
  • A Glossary of Mormonism 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC home.teleport.com [Source type: General]

none other people knoweth our language; therefore [God] hath prepared means for the interpretation thereof." ... [The] .Bible in its widest sense, means good; for the Savior says according to the gospel of John, "I am the good shepherd;" and it will not be beyond the common use of terms, to say that good is among the most important in use, and though known by various names in different languages, still its meaning is the same, and is ever in opposition to bad.^ Before I give a definition, however, to the word, let me say that the Bible in its widest sense, means good; for the Savior says according to the gospel of John, "I am the good shepherd" and it will not be beyond the common use of terms, to say that good is among the most important in use, and though known by various names in different languages, still its meaning is the same, and is ever in opposition to bad.
  • Linguistic Problems in Mormonism 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC packham.n4m.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Linguistic Problems in Mormonism 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC home.teleport.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Bible says John fulfilled Malachi 4:5,6!
  • Mormonism, Latter Day Saints Church, Joseph Smith, Book of Mormon 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.gospelway.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Good Words were articulated by the ancients using reasoning and common sense.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: Evangelicals, Mormons on Same Side of Cultural Divide - R. Albert Mohler Jr. 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

.We say from the Saxon, good; the Dane, god; the Goth, goda; the German, gut; the Dutch, goed; the Latin, bonus; the Greek, kalos; the Hebrew, tob; and the Egyptian, mon.^ "I then asked him what letters were engraved on them; he said italic letters, written in an unknown * __________ * He now says Hebrew and Egyptian.
  • Smith History Vault: Daniel P. Kidder's Mormonism and the Mormons Part 1 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.olivercowdery.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Why do Mormons believe we are saved by good works, when the Bible says we are saved by the grace of God?

^ Greek 'theos' and Latin 'deus' both mean "god".
  • Linguistic Problems in Mormonism 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC packham.n4m.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Linguistic Problems in Mormonism 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC home.teleport.com [Source type: Original source]

.Hence, with the addition of more, or the contraction, mor, we have the word MOR-MON; which means, literally, more good.^ Hence, with the addition of more, or the contraction, mor, we have the word MORMON; which means, literally, more good .
  • Linguistic Problems in Mormonism 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC packham.n4m.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Linguistic Problems in Mormonism 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC home.teleport.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Once we can agree on the meanings of these basic words, we can then discuss this topic in a more beneficial manner.
  • Mormon Church steps into the Prop. 8 battle | L.A. NOW | Los Angeles Times 10 January 2010 21:021 UTC latimesblogs.latimes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In the English New Testament the word "church" is usually used to translate the Greek word 'ekklesia,' which literally means "assembly" from the root meaning "call forth."
  • Linguistic Problems in Mormonism 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC packham.n4m.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Linguistic Problems in Mormonism 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC home.teleport.com [Source type: Original source]

[13]
.Whether Smith was the actual author of this passage is uncertain.^ In these scattered passages we repeatedly encounter figures of speech which betray surprising knowledge on the part of their authors of what was yet to be revealed to Joseph Smith: .
  • Was Masonry Derived from Mormonism? - SHIELDS 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.shields-research.org [Source type: Original source]

Official LDS Church historian B. H. Roberts removed the quote from his History of the Church compilation, saying he found evidence that W. W. Phelps wrote that paragraph and that it was "based on inaccurate premises and was offensively pedantic."[14] LDS Church apostle Gordon B. Hinckley noted that the "more good" translation is incorrect but added that "Mormon means 'more good'" is a positive motto for members of the LDS Church.[9]

Meaning in the Book of Mormon

.According to the Book of Mormon, a man named Mormon compiled nearly 1000 years of writings as well as chronicled events during his lifetime.^ "We have studied the Book of Mormon for 50 years.

^ According to the book of Mormon, after his resurrection.
  • Mormonism Shock - JREF Forum 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC forums.randi.org [Source type: General]

^ And, having seen Mormon men and women at close range for several years, I can attest that the only times I ever saw a Mormon man cry was during Fast and Testimony meetings, when people are weepy from starving themselves and confessing sins.
  • Scholar: Mormonism Made a Man Out of Glenn Beck - Hit & Run : Reason Magazine 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC reason.com [Source type: Original source]

.Most of the text of the Book of Mormon consists of this compilation and his own writings, which may account for its title.^ Get your own free Book of Mormon !
  • LDS Basics: Introduction to the Book of Mormon - Another Testament of Jesus Christ from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons) - LDS 10 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.jefflindsay.com [Source type: General]
  • Mormons and Mormon Beliefs: An Introduction to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons) - Mormon Truth 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.jefflindsay.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Book of Mormon this may have been true.
  • Anonymous LDS Historian's Response to Mormonism: Shadow or Reality? -SHIELDS 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.shields-research.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Book of Mormon consists of two parts.
  • John Hyde's "Mormonism, Its Leaders" 3: Contents 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC thedigitalvoice.com [Source type: Original source]

[15] .However, the name "Mormon" is also used in the Book of Mormon as a place name (e.g.^ Why not place the Book of Mormon with them?” 8 .
  • The Mormon Church Conspiracy 15 September 2009 9:09 UTC mormonconspiracy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Mormon cult uses the Book of Mormon.
  • Mormonism Exposed | Free Speech TV Community: Participatory Media 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC community.freespeech.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The Book of Mormon has altered in thousands of places.
  • Jerry Stokes Out of Mormonism Home Mormonism 2004 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.churches.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Waters of Mormon), which Ancient America Foundation scholar David Lamb uses to offer an alternate explanation for the title:
[The prophet] .Mormon was not named after his father; he was named after the land of Mormon.^ Refuse Mormons in the name of the Father, Son, and Spirit and do not be afraid to say to the spirit in their spirit, "get the hence Satan".
  • Mormonism - Mormon 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC www3.telus.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Mormon which the book is named after and where Latter-day Saints get their nickname, was Moroni's father ] .

^ I just read this chapter, and I was perturbed by one small error: Nephi's father in the Book of Mormon was named "Lehi", not "Lephi".
  • 'Mormonism: A Racket Becomes a Religion' by Christopher Hitchens, Slate - RichardDawkins.net 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC richarddawkins.net [Source type: General]

.He had been taught about his heritage by his parents and understood the sacred significance associated with the name Mormon.^ Some have argued that the Mormon scriptures before about 1835 adopt a modalist view of God, that is that the Father and the Son are identical but merely referred to by different names.
  • LDeSsays.com -- Practical Mormonism for practicing Saints 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC ldessays.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If in your church, you are taught hateful things about Mormons by someone who has a financial stake in their congregation.
  • Top 10 Bizarre Mormon Beliefs - Listverse 10 January 2010 21:021 UTC listverse.com [Source type: Original source]

^ However, my parents taught me about the Mountain Meadows Massacre and supported me as I struggled with the moral contradictions of racism within my faith.

.No doubt his father also bore the name Mormon for the same reason.^ Some have argued that the Mormon scriptures before about 1835 adopt a modalist view of God, that is that the Father and the Son are identical but merely referred to by different names.
  • LDeSsays.com -- Practical Mormonism for practicing Saints 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC ldessays.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There is no reason for others to look down on you, but depending on what church you go to, members there may have been exposed to anti-Mormon junk from their clergy.
  • Mormon Answers: Love, Dating, and Marriage for Mormons (Latter-day Saints) 10 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.jefflindsay.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Masons had experienced some of the same public resentment and suffered many of the same persecutions, but for different reasons than the Mormons.

.In 3 Nephi 5:12 he gives us a clear indication that the name Mormon is symbolically synonymous with the restoration of the covenant which took place in the land of Mormon by Alma and his people.^ The last Nephite prophet, Mormon, seeing that his people were being destroyed, took all the engraved plates and abridges them into the plates of Mormon.

^ Most people assume Mormon temples are places of worship.
  • Mormonism - Christian or Cult? 10 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.rapidnet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I am not suggesting that the real author of the Book of Mormon actually used these modern place names, or that he was even consciously aware of them.
  • Linguistic Problems in Mormonism 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC packham.n4m.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Linguistic Problems in Mormonism 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC home.teleport.com [Source type: Original source]

.A study of the Introduction of the Book of Mormon tells us its main purpose is to restore a knowledge of the covenants to the house of Israel.^ Why does the Book of Mormon tell us so much of Christ?

^ "We have studied the Book of Mormon for 50 years.

^ The Living Prophet is more vital to us than the standard works (which are for Mormons the Bible the Book of Mormon, Pearl of Great Price, Doctrines and Covenant).
  • race42008.com » Blog Archive » Mormonism 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC race42008.com [Source type: Original source]

.This adds weight to the understanding that the name Mormon was always associated with the place of the restoration of the covenant to the Nephites.^ I am not suggesting that the real author of the Book of Mormon actually used these modern place names, or that he was even consciously aware of them.
  • Linguistic Problems in Mormonism 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC packham.n4m.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Linguistic Problems in Mormonism 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC home.teleport.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Mormons teach that Jesus is the center part of the restored gospel, even holding the central spot in the true name of the Church: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  • Thomas Monson - Prophet of God in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 8 January 2010 9:09 UTC thomasmonson.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I will now explain the covenant and obligation of secrecy which are associated with this token, its name, and sign and penalty, and which you will be required to take upon yourselves.
  • Mormon 10 January 2010 21:021 UTC bessel.org [Source type: Original source]

.In fact, the name Mormon became synonymous with the concept of restoring the covenants.^ The First Vision experience of Joseph Smith, Jr. Book of Mormon , his prophetic calling, or the concept of a divinely restored priesthood and church.
  • Anonymous LDS Historian's Response to Mormonism: Shadow or Reality? -SHIELDS 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.shields-research.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Along with the Book of Mormon and the Bible, Joseph received revelations that later became the Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price.
  • Islam vs Mormonism 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.lifeafter.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This restoration included the power to act in God's name (Priesthood authority), and faithful Mormon Priesthood holders have the power to perform acts with eternal consequences.
  • Mormon 10 January 2010 21:021 UTC bessel.org [Source type: Original source]

.In light of this understanding, the Book of Mormon is not named for a man.^ Last of all that little man who brought me the Book of Mormon, passed before my eyes with his heart open, and it was as pure as an angel; and this was a testimony from God; that the Book of Mormon, was   .
  • Smith History Vault: Daniel P. Kidder's Mormonism and the Mormons Part 1 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.olivercowdery.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In Helaman, the name of Gadianton is introduced and becomes descriptive throughout the Book of Mormon relative to the secret combinations.
  • Presiding Bishop Glenn L. Pace Exposes Satanic Abuse in the LDS Church & Temples by Prominent Leaders! 15 September 2009 9:09 UTC www.mormon.citymax.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Graham Stott (Arab American University, Palestine) The martyrdoms at Ammonihah (Book of Mormon) from a 19th century American Christian understanding.

.It is named for the place where the covenant was restored.^ You were placed under solemn covenant never to reveal these tokens, with their accompanying names, signs, an penalties, even at the peril of your life.
  • Mormon 10 January 2010 21:021 UTC bessel.org [Source type: Original source]

.Symbolically, the Book of Mormon bears the name "Book of the Restoration of the Covenant."^ The Living Prophet is more vital to us than the standard works (which are for Mormons the Bible the Book of Mormon, Pearl of Great Price, Doctrines and Covenant).
  • race42008.com » Blog Archive » Mormonism 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC race42008.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I am not suggesting that the real author of the Book of Mormon actually used these modern place names, or that he was even consciously aware of them.
  • Linguistic Problems in Mormonism 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC packham.n4m.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Linguistic Problems in Mormonism 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC home.teleport.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The RLDS versions of the Book of Mormon and the Doctrine and Covenants are considered to be scripture.
  • Mormonism - Christian or Cult? 10 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.rapidnet.com [Source type: Original source]

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Trademark

In some countries, Mormon and some phrases including the term are registered trademarks owned by Intellectual .Reserve, Inc. (a holding company for the LDS Church's intellectual property).^ Five years later, Congress passes the Edmunds-Tucker Act which dissolves the Corporate entity of the LDS. The church property is seized under the terms of this Act.

^ The City and LDS Church respond that the easement cannot be a public forum because of express language in the reservation of easement stating the space does not constitute a public forum.
  • UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS TENTH CIRCUIT 8 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.poli-sci.utah.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Early members of the Sunstone Foundation were excommunicated from the LDS Church for holding beliefs contrary to the teachings of the Church.
  • The Mormon Curtain - Ex-Mormon News And Stories 10 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.mormoncurtain.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[17] .In the United States, the LDS Church has applied for a trademark on "Mormon" as applied to religious services; however, the United States Patent and Trademark Office rejected the application, stating that the term "Mormon" was too generic, and is popularly understood as referring to a particular kind of church, similar to "Presbyterian" or "Methodist", rather than a service mark.^ To clarify in this case, I will use the term "mainstream Mormon" to refer to members of the LDS church.

^ Polygamy and the United States "Mormon question" .
  • Boston University School of Theology Archives 8 January 2010 9:09 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I use the term "LDS Church" in reference to the mainstream church that most people refer as the "Mormon church".

[18] .The application is on appeal as of mid-2007.[19] In all, the Intellectual Reserve, Inc.^ This includes Church teaching manuals and other manuals published by Intellectual Reserve Inc.
  • The Mormon Curtain - Ex-Mormon News And Stories 10 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.mormoncurtain.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Copy: Content and programming copyright 2007 NBC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Transcription Copyright 2007 Voxant, Inc.
  • 'Tucker' for Dec. 12 - The Ed Show- msnbc.com 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This web site states that it is "An Official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" c 2008 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
  • AMERICAblog News| A great nation deserves the truth: Complaint filed against Mormon Church Prop 8 activities 15 September 2009 9:09 UTC www.americablog.com [Source type: General]

owns more than .60 trademarks related to the Mormon Church.^ In a confusing world where some Christian churches tolerate promiscuous and adulterous relations and even homosexuality, Mormonism is an obviously conservative alternative.
  • Understanding Mormonism-OnMission.com 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.onmission.com [Source type: General]

^ Mormon leaders have created a public relations campaign to promote the LDS church as Christian, and they have a financial empire to support their efforts.
  • Understanding Mormonism-OnMission.com 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.onmission.com [Source type: General]

^ Our access to the handwritten copies of the original Book of Mormon deny such a claim and proves once again that the Mormon Church will sacrifice truth for the sake of public relations.
  • Walter Martin's Religious InfoNet - Kingdom of the Cults 23 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.waltermartin.com [Source type: Original source]

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See also

References

  1. ^ 3 Nephi, chapters 11-26, from scriptures.lds.org, an official website of the LDS Church
  2. ^ Introduction, Book of Mormon
  3. ^ Oxford English Dictionary, s.v. "Mormon".
  4. ^ The term "Mormon fundamentalist" appears to have been coined in the 1940s by LDS Church Apostle Mark E. Petersen: Ken Driggs, "'This Will Someday Be the Head and Not the Tail of the Church': A History of the Mormon Fundamentalists at Short Creek", Journal of Church and State 43:49 (2001) at p. 51.
  5. ^ The LDS Church now strictly prohibits polygamy and any member practicing it is subject to excommunication. For description of the dispute over the term "Fundamentalist Mormon," see Carrie Moore and Elaine Jarvik (2006-09-09). "Plural lives: the diversity of fundamentalism". Deseret Morning News. http://www.deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,645199994,00.html.  .
  6. ^ Mormons and Polygamy, LDS News Room.
  7. ^ "Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The," Associated Press, The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law, 2002, ISBN 0738207403, p.48
  8. ^ LDS Church Style Guide.
  9. ^ a b Gordon B. Hinckley, "Mormon Should Mean 'More Good,'" Ensign, Nov. 1990, p. 51.
  10. ^ See "Style Guide - The Name of the Church". http://www.lds.org/newsroom/page/0,15606,4043-1---15-168,00.html. Retrieved 2006-12-04.  
  11. ^ Russell M. Nelson, "Thus Shall My Church Be Called," Ensign, May 1990, 16.
  12. ^ J. Gordon Melton (1996, 5th ed.). Encyclopedia of American Religions. (Detroit: Gale, ISBN 0810377144) pp. 561–585.
  13. ^ "Correspondence", Times and Seasons (Nauvoo, Illinois), vol. 4, no. 13, p. 194] (May 15, 1843); quoted in Joseph Smith, Jr. (Joseph Fielding Smith ed., 1938) Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith (Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book) pp. 299–300.
  14. ^ Defender of the Faith: The B. H. Roberts Story, pp. 291–292
  15. ^ Mormon.org: the Book of Mormon
  16. ^ David Lamb, The Meaning of the Name of "Mormon"
  17. ^ For example, "Mormon Tabernacle Choir" is registered as United States Federal TM Reg. No. 2766231, and "Mormon" is registered in the European Community serial number EC004306701, registered July 6, 2006
  18. ^ Office Action, November 1, 2005.
  19. ^ Federal TM Ser. No. 78161091: "Current Status: Abandoned after an ex parte appeal. Date of Status: 2007-08-22"
  20. ^ http://www.trademarkia.com/company-intellectual-reserve-inc-613675-page-1-2

External links

  • LDS Newsroom LDS Church criticisms of the use of the word "Mormon" in news reports
  • Mormon.org - Official outreach web site for the LDS Church.
  • "The Mormons" - PBS Special can be watched online
  • Mormon Times - For and about members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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  1. Plural form of Mormon.

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