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Sunday, April 6, 2008

LDS Church Founded

06 April 1830. Joseph Smith, Jr., in partnership with five followers (Oliver Cowdery, Hyrum Smith, Peter Whitmer, Jr., Samuel H. Smith, and David Whitmer), organizes "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints," one of the many restorationist sects that originated from the USA. The founding of this church occurred 10 years after "the Father and the Son" supposedly appeared to Smith who was then 14 years old. The LDS Church, whose official name was adopted on 15 April 1838, is the largest of the five or more "Mormon Churches" that had sprung from Smith's religious movement.


- References/Recommended Readings:


Gordon B. Hinckley, Truth Restored: A Short History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Salt Lake City, UT: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1979), p. 32.


Donald Platt, Counterfeit (Mandaluyong City, MM: Alliance Publishers Inc. & OMF Literature, Inc., 2001 reprint), pp. 9-59.


♦ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Church History in the Fulness of Times: The History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Salt Lake City, UT: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1993), p. 67.


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