By Douglas J. Davies
Even supposing one of many quickest transforming into non secular pursuits on this planet, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints continues to be a secret when it comes to its center ideals and theological constitution. This well timed e-book presents a major advent to the elemental heritage, doctrines and practices of The LDS--the "Mormon" Church. Emphasizing sacred texts and prophecies in addition to the an important Temple rituals of endowments, marriage and baptism, it really is written via a non-believer, who describes Mormonism in ways in which non-Mormons can comprehend.
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The ﬁrst of these would be the coming of Christ for the resurrection and ‘judgement’ of true believers, who would then spend the millennium with him prior to the resurrection and judgement of others before their ﬁnal separation into the afterlife of heaven and hell. Postmillennialists, by contrast, see only one of everything: a single coming of Christ to judge all resurrected people. Underwood is convinced that Mormonism corresponds most clearly to the premillennialist stance (Underwood 1993: 6).
Saints are encouraged to read these sources for their spiritual good and probably do beneﬁt from dwelling upon one world of thought and feeling rather than jumping between different literary styles when moving between volumes. For the few who may wish for a simple and contemporary style Lynn Matthews Anderson, herself a lifelong Latter-day Saint, published what she calls the Easy-to-Read Book of Mormon, originally written for her own children (1995). Though in no way ofﬁcial, her version shows the continuing, and perhaps even growing, commitment of Latter-day Saints to the message in the Book of Mormon’s texts.
Such ‘keys’ do not simply refer to the historical past and the contemporary organization of the Church; they also hold prospective power associated with the afterlife and the conquest of death, as we see in chapters 4 and 8. Keys and the dispensation for the fullness of times belong together, for they explain Mormonism’s notion Prophets and texts 43 of prophet and prophecy, of its own restoration and of the continuous revelation that underpins its sacred texts. sacred tex ts There are four primary texts of Mormonism, often called the Standard Works: the Bible, the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants and the Pearl of Great Price.