Each faith has distinctive beliefs. This can be a record of wierd LDS beliefs. Every Merchandise on the record quotes LDS scripture so that you could be positive it’s genuine.
Whereas tithes will not be unusual amongst faith, not often are they obligatory. LDS theology states that so as to make it to the best kingdom of heaven, you should pay a full and trustworthy tithe.
D&C 119: 3-6
3 And this shall be the start of the tithing of my folks.
4 And after that, those that have thus been tithed shall pay one-tenth of all their curiosity yearly; and this shall be a standing regulation unto them eternally, for my holy priesthood, saith the Lord.
5 Verily I say unto you, it shall come to go that each one those that collect unto the land of Zion shall be tithed of their surplus properties, and shall observe this regulation, or they shall not be discovered worthy to abide amongst you.
6 And I say unto you, if my folks observe not this regulation, to maintain it holy, and by this regulation sanctify the land of Zion unto me, that my statutes and my judgments could also be saved thereon, that it might be most holy, behold, verily I say unto you, it shall not be a land of Zion unto you.
9. Pleasure in Life
This is without doubt one of the most well-known items of LDS doctrine. It’s additionally the reason for many myths about Mormons. Mainly; no espresso, no medicine, no tobacco.
D&C 89: 5-13
5 That inasmuch as any man drinketh wine or robust drink amongst you, behold it’s not good, neither meet within the sight of your Father, solely in assembling yourselves collectively to supply up your sacraments earlier than him.
6 And, behold, this needs to be wine, yea, pure wine of the grape of the vine, of your individual make.
7 And, once more, robust drinks will not be for the stomach, however for the washing of your our bodies.
8 And once more, tobacco will not be for the physique, neither for the stomach, and isn’t good for man, however is an herb for bruises and all sick cattle, for use with judgment and ability.
9 And once more, sizzling drinks will not be for the physique or stomach.
10 And once more, verily I say unto you, all healthful herbs God hath ordained for the structure, nature, and use of man—
11 Each herb within the season thereof, and each fruit within the season thereof; all these for use with prudence and thanksgiving.
12 Yea, flesh additionally of beasts and of the fowls of the air, I, the Lord, have ordained for the usage of man with thanksgiving; however they’re for use sparingly;
13 And it’s pleasing unto me that they shouldn’t be used, solely in occasions of winter, or of chilly, or famine.
This one may be very distinctive to the LDS religion. Mainly, everybody on earth now was a spirit within the pre-existence. Once we die, our spirits are separated from our our bodies and if we had been good they go to “spirit paradise.” If we had been dangerous they go to “spirit jail.” The spirit world exists as a spot for spirits to go whereas awaiting the second coming.
D&C 138: 8-14
8 “By which additionally he went and preached unto the spirits in jail;
9 “Which someday had been disobedient, when as soon as the long-suffering of God waited within the days of Noah, whereas the ark was a making ready, whereby few, that’s, eight souls had been saved by water.” (1 Peter 3:18—20.)
10 “For for this trigger was the gospel preached additionally to them which can be lifeless, that they is likely to be judged in accordance with males within the flesh, however stay in accordance with God within the spirit.” (1 Peter 4:6.)
11 As I contemplated over these items that are written, the eyes of my understanding had been opened, and the Spirit of the Lord rested upon me, and I noticed the hosts of the lifeless, each small and nice.
12 And there have been gathered collectively in a single place an innumerable firm of the spirits of the simply, who had been trustworthy within the testimony of Jesus whereas they lived in mortality;
13 And who had provided sacrifice within the similitude of the nice sacrifice of the Son of God, and had suffered tribulation of their Redeemer’s title.
14 All these had departed the mortal life, agency within the hope of a wonderful resurrection, via the grace of God the Father and his Solely Begotten Son, Jesus Christ.
7. Fashionable Revelation
Nearly everybody who is aware of something concerning the Mormon faith is aware of they’ve a prophet. What many don’t know, is something that the prophet says in official capability is taken into account official canon.
D&C 43: 2-9
2 For behold, verily, verily, I say unto you, that ye have obtained a commandment for a regulation unto my church, via him whom I’ve appointed unto you to obtain commandments and revelations from my hand.
3 And this ye shall know assuredly—that there’s none different appointed unto you to obtain commandments and revelations till he be taken, if he abide in me.
4 However verily, verily, I say unto you, that none else shall be appointed unto this reward besides or not it’s via him; for if or not it’s taken from him he shall not have energy besides to nominate one other in his stead.
5 And this shall be a regulation unto you, that ye obtain not the teachings of any that shall come earlier than you as revelations or commandments;
6 And this I give unto you that you could be not be deceived, that you could be know they don’t seem to be of me.
7 For verily I say unto you, that he that’s ordained of me shall are available in on the gate and be ordained as I’ve instructed you earlier than, to show these revelations which you have got obtained and shall obtain via him whom I’ve appointed.
8 And now, behold, I give unto you a commandment, that when ye are assembled collectively ye shall instruct and edify one another, that ye could know tips on how to act and direct my church, tips on how to act upon the factors of my regulation and commandments, which I’ve given.
9 And thus ye shall turn out to be instructed within the regulation of my church, and be sanctified by that which ye have obtained, and ye shall bind yourselves to behave in all holiness earlier than me—
6. Jesus visited the Americas
The E book of Mormon is a guide of LDS scripture that takes place throughout the identical time because the Bible and takes place on the American continent. It follows the tales of two tribes who descended from the household of Lehi. After Jesus’ resurrection LDS folks imagine he visited the peoples of the Americas.
3 Nephi 11: 7-12
7 Behold my Beloved Son, in whom I’m nicely happy, in whom I’ve glorified my title—hear ye him.
8 And it got here to go, as they understood they solid their eyes up once more in direction of heaven; and behold, they noticed a Man descending out of heaven; and he was clothed in a white gown; and he got here down and stood within the midst of them; and the eyes of the entire multitude had been turned upon him, they usually durst not open their mouths, even one to a different, and wist not what it meant, for they thought it was an angel that had appeared unto them.
9 And it got here to go that he stretched forth his hand and spake unto the folks, saying:
10 Behold, I’m Jesus Christ, whom the prophets testified shall come into the world.
11 And behold, I’m the alight and the lifetime of the world; and I’ve drunk out of that bitter cup which the Father hath given me, and have glorified the Father in taking upon me the sins of the world, within the which I’ve suffered the need of the Father in all issues from the start.
12 And it got here to go that when Jesus had spoken these phrases the entire multitude fell to the earth; for they remembered that it had been prophesied amongst them that Christ ought to present himself unto them after his ascension into heaven.
5. The Nature of God
Whereas most religions imagine in God, the LDS faith believes in God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit as separate beings. Additionally they imagine that God, Jesus and resurrected beings have our bodies of “flesh and bone.”
1 There are two sorts of beings in heaven, particularly: Angels, who’re resurrected personages, having our bodies of flesh and bones—
2 As an illustration, Jesus stated: Deal with me and see, for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
3 Secondly: the spirits of simply males made good, they who will not be resurrected, however inherit the identical glory.
4 When a messenger comes saying he has a message from God, provide him your hand and request him to shake arms with you.
5 If he be an angel he’ll achieve this, and you’ll really feel his hand.
D&C 130: 22-23
22 The Father has a physique of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s; the Son additionally; however the Holy Ghost has not a physique of flesh and bones, however is a personage of Spirit. Have been it not so, the Holy Ghost couldn’t dwell in us.
23 A person could obtain the Holy Ghost, and it might descend upon him and never tarry with him.
Within the LDS faith any worthy male could be given the priesthood and is given particular duties. Black folks weren’t allowed to have the priesthood till 1978. Females will not be allowed to have the priesthood.
D&C 107: 1-5
1 There are, within the church, two priesthoods, particularly, the Melchizedek and Aaronic, together with the Levitical Priesthood.
2 Why the primary is named the Melchizedek Priesthood is as a result of Melchizedek was such an ideal excessive priest.
3 Earlier than his day it was referred to as the Holy Priesthood, after the Order of the Son of God.
4 However out of respect or reverence to the title of the Supreme Being, to keep away from the too frequent repetition of his title, they, the church, in historic days, referred to as that priesthood after Melchizedek, or the Melchizedek Priesthood.
5 All different authorities or places of work within the church are appendages to this priesthood.
Official Declaration – 2, 1978
Conscious of the guarantees made by the prophets and presidents of the Church who’ve preceded us that at a while, in God’s everlasting plan, all of our brethren who’re worthy could obtain the priesthood, and witnessing the faithfulness of these from whom the priesthood has been withheld, we now have pleaded lengthy and earnestly in behalf of those, our trustworthy brethren, spending many hours within the Higher Room of the Temple supplicating the Lord for divine steering.
3. A number of Heavens
In LDS doctrine there are three heavens: the Celestial Kingdom, Terrestrial Kingdom, and Telestial Kingdom. The Celestial is the best, the place God and those who adopted his regulation reside. The Terrestrial is the center, the place individuals who adopted the Legislation of Moses reside. The Telestial is the bottom, the place those who adopted carnal regulation reside.
D&C 76: 94-98
94 They who dwell in his presence are the church of the Firstborn; they usually see as they’re seen, and know as they’re identified, having obtained of his fulness and of his grace;
95 And he makes them equal in energy, and in may, and in dominion.
96 And the glory of the celestial is one, even because the glory of the solar is one.
97 And the glory of the terrestrial is one, even because the glory of the moon is one.
98 And the glory of the telestial is one, even because the glory of the celebrities is one; for as one star differs from one other star in glory, even so differs one from one other in glory within the telestial world;
In LDS theology you could be forgiven for any sin, save two. First, denying the Holy Spirit, and second, homicide. Additionally, God is infinitely forgiving, till the second coming. After that, you find yourself the place you find yourself, it doesn’t matter what. There are not any second probabilities. Interval.
D&C 76: 43-45
43 Who glorifies the Father, and saves all of the works of his arms, besides these sons of perdition who deny the Son after the Father has revealed him.
44 Wherefore, he saves all besides them—they shall go away into eternal punishment, which is countless punishment, which is everlasting punishment, to reign with the satan and his angels in eternity, the place their worm dieth not, and the fireplace will not be quenched, which is their torment—
45 And the tip thereof, neither the place thereof, nor their torment, no man is aware of;
D&C 18: 42
18 And now, behold, I converse unto the church. Thou shalt not kill; and he that kills shall not have forgiveness on this world, nor on the earth to come back.
D&C 76: 111-112
111 For they shall be judged in accordance with their works, and each man shall obtain in accordance with his personal works, his personal dominion, within the mansions that are ready;
112 And so they shall be servants of the Most Excessive; however the place God and Christ dwell they can’t come, worlds with out finish.
1. A number of Worlds and A number of Gods
This deserves some rationalization. Mormons imagine that God created a number of worlds and every world has folks residing on it. Additionally they imagine that a number of Gods exist however every has their very own universe. We’re solely topic to our God and if we get hold of the best degree of heaven we will turn out to be gods ourselves.
D&C 76: 24
24 That by him, and thru him, and of him, the worlds are and had been created, and the inhabitants thereof are begotten little kids unto God.
D&C 93: 10
10 The worlds had been made by him; males had been made by him; all issues had been made by him, and thru him, and of him.
Moses 1: 33
33 And worlds with out quantity have I created; and I additionally created them for mine personal goal; and by the Son I created them, which is mine Solely Begotten.
D&C 76: 108
108 Then shall he be topped with the crown of his glory, to sit down on the throne of his energy to reign eternally and ever.
D&C 131: 1-5
1 Within the celestial glory there are three heavens or levels;
2 And so as to get hold of the best, a person should enter into this order of the priesthood [meaning the new and everlasting covenant of marriage];
3 And if he doesn’t, he can not get hold of it.
4 He could enter into the opposite, however that’s the finish of his kingdom; he can not have a rise.
5 (Might seventeenth, 1843.) The extra positive phrase of prophecy means a person’s realizing that he’s sealed up unto everlasting life, by revelation and the spirit of prophecy, via the ability of the Holy Priesthood.