I haven't heard of nor seen the horn you write about. I would love to see a picture of it, even measurements as well, if they are available. My fax is I doubt if the Larousse book you mention is in our library.
Here are some of the key things that they are probably telling you: Mormonism began in when a teen-aged boy in western New York named Joseph Smith was spurred by a Christian revival where he lived to Intro to archaeology study notes ch to God for guidance as to which church was true.
In answer to his prayers he was visited by God the Father and God the Son, two separate beings, who told him to join no church because all the churches at that time were false, and that he, Joseph, would bring forth the true church. This event is called "The First Vision. Joseph was told it was the history of the ancient peoples of America, and that Joseph would be the instrument for bringing this record to the knowledge of the world.
Joseph obtained these gold plates from the angel inand translated them into English by the spirit of God and the use of a sacred instrument accompanying the plates called the "Urim and Thummim.
It tells the reader that three groups of immigrants settled the uninhabited Americas. They were led by God from their original homes in the Near East to America. They had prophets of God who had been inspired with the gospel of Jesus Christ, which is thus preserved in their history, the Book of Mormon.
Many of the descendants of these immigrants were Christians, even before Christ was born in Palestine, but many were unbelievers. Believers and unbelievers fought many wars, the last of which left only degenerate unbelievers as survivors, who are the ancestors of the American Indians.
The most important event during this long history was the visit of Jesus Christ to America, after his crucifixion, when he ministered to and converted all the inhabitants.
Joseph Smith was directed by revelation from God to reestablish "restore" the true church, which he did in He was visited several times by heavenly messengers, who ordained him to the true priesthood.
He continued to have revelations from God to guide the church and to give more knowledge of the Gospel. Many of these revelations are published in the Doctrine and Covenantsaccepted by Mormons as scripture, along with the Bible and the Book of Mormon.
Joseph Smith and his followers were continually persecuted for their religious beliefs, and driven from New York State to Ohio, then to Missouri, then to Illinois, where Joseph Smith was murdered in by a mob, a martyr to his beliefs.
The present president of the church is a "prophet, seer and revelator" just as Joseph Smith was, and guides the members of the church through revelations and guidance from God.
Other churches, derived from the early Christian church, are in apostasy because their leaders corrupted the scriptures, changed the ordinances of the original church, and often led corrupt lives, thus losing their authority.
The most reliable way to determine whether the Book of Mormon is true, and whether the Mormon church is "the only true church" is by sincerely asking God in prayer.
By accepting baptism into the LDS church you take the first step necessary toward your salvation and your ultimate entrance into the Kingdom of Heaven the "Celestial Kingdom".
They are now encouraged simply to "follow the spirit" in their presentations. The basic message and approach, however, is still essentially the same. A thorough, thoughtful and balanced discussion of each of the six "official" lessons as the missionaries formerly presented them to investigators is at http: The actual texts of the discussions were also on this site at one time, but the Mormon church threatened the webmaster with a lawsuit, and he removed them; click on "next" at each window to read a summary and commentary.
Here is a summary of important facts about the Mormon church, its doctrine, and its history that the missionaries will probably not tell you.
We are not suggesting that they are intentionally deceiving you --most of the young Mormons serving missions for the church are not well educated in the history of the church or in modern critical studies of the church. They probably do not know all the facts themselves.
They have been trained, however, to give investigators "milk before meat," that is, to postpone revealing anything at all that might make an investigator hesitant, even if it is true.
But you should be aware of these facts before you commit yourself.Dear Twitpic Community - thank you for all the wonderful photos you have taken over the years. We have now placed Twitpic in an archived state. TO THOSE WHO ARE INVESTIGATING "MORMONISM" By RICHARD PACKHAM. Revisions as of November 18, If you are investigating Mormonism (the "Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" or "LDS Church"), you are probably studying it in private meetings in your home with missionaries from that church.
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TO THOSE WHO ARE INVESTIGATING "MORMONISM" By RICHARD PACKHAM. Revisions as of November 18, If you are investigating Mormonism (the "Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" or "LDS Church"), you are probably studying it in private meetings in your home with missionaries from that church.
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