Mormonism classifies itself within Christianity, but as a distinct restored dispensation. According to Mormons, a Great Apostasy began in Christianity not long after the ascension of Jesus Christ,marked with the corruption of Christian doctrine by Greek and other philosophies, and followers dividing into different ideological groups.Additionally, Mormons claim the martyrdom of the Apostles led to a loss of Priesthood authority to administer the church and its ordinances.
Mormons believe that God re-established the early Christian church as found in the New Testament through Joseph Smith. In particular, Mormons believe that angels such as Peter, James, John, and John the Baptist appeared to Joseph Smith and others and bestowed various Priesthood authorities on them.] Mormons believe that their church is the "only true and living church" because of the divine authority restored through Smith, and that Smith and his successors are modern prophets who receive revelation from God to guide the church. They maintain that other religions have a portion of the truth and are guided by the Light of Christ. They can have the influence of the Holy Ghost to led them to the truths of the Gospel, but won't have the Gift of the Holy Ghost given to all orthodox LDS members See also: Restoration (Latter Day Saints).
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I just wanted to share this with the readers and you can decide for yourself. Please educate yourself before going to the poll to vote. Please pray for all government leaders. Author of Sin Abides, Annie Dennis Eskridge.