This is not to be confused with the dissident Fundamentalist group called New and Living Ministry of Jesus Christ of Modern Saints.
Religion founded in NAL, based out of Louisianne. Joseph Smith recieved revelations from God to find an ancient record written by inhabitants of the Americas covering roughly 3,000 BC to 400 AD, to translate this record, and to establish God's church in modern times.
This church, whose official name is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (L'Eglise de Jesus-Christ des Saints des Dernier Jours) is based out of Zarahemla, in western Louisianne and has built temples around the world. Prominent temples are those found in Zarahemla, Manti, Nauvoo-la-belle, Philadelphia, and London. The total number of temples now numbers near 100.
A temple is soon to be dedicated in New Amsterdam, NAL.
A list of all SDJ/LDS Temples can be found here.
A list of SDJ/LDS scriptures can be found at http://scriptures.lds.org/ I would say that there is complete parity of scripture between *there* and *here*.
RE: Links -- I've been reviewing the religion pages in general and got reading the Mormonism pages -- and noted rather a lot of red ink. It seems that about a third of all the dead links were to pages that would describe basic words like "religion" and similar and the rest were Mormon-specific theological terms. After a lot of thought, I decided that some gentle editing was in order.
With all due respect, the IB Wiki really isn't the place to showcase the theology and history of a particular religion unless it is a religion particular to IB or unless there are differences between *here* and *there*, so I removed a few of that kind of link. I kept most, however, and pointed the Interested Reader to a pertinent Wikipedia article. Links to basic English words like "religion" and "ideology" were simply removed. Unless "religion" has a truly different connotation in IB English, I think the Interested Reader can easily refer to ids handydandy Webster's Dictionary.
This goes for any religion: if there are real differences between the Mormon Church *there* and *here* (as there are between the Catholic Church *here* and *there*!), then by all means, that sort of article is more than pertinent. But basic descriptions of the religion and its theological positions, when basically the same *here* and *there*, really are best dealt with by a short article (like the Buddhism article), accompanied by a link to an outside source where more information can be sought. Obviously, religions unique to IB (like Rationalism) need fuller explanations, as there are no outside sources!
That said, if I removed a link that is réally needfull for understanding IB Mormonism -- by all means, please replace it and accept my apologies! Elemtilas
I'm cool with the removal of links, Padraic. A good number of the pages I haven't taken the time/had the time to update and remove the extraneous links. I don't know that it should be a problem.
- OK! But like I say, if I take away something important, please feel free to put it back! Elemtilas
Japan & Micronesia
How'd it get all the way out there? Misterxeight 02:44, 21 June 2008 (UTC)
- the same way it did *here* I would assume, through missionaries.--Marc Pasquin 14:07, 21 June 2008 (UTC)