The Restoration

The Restoration:

see also “The Only True Church” post at https://richardsonstudies.wordpress.com/category/the-only-true-church/

see also “Joseph Smith” post at https://richardsonstudies.wordpress.com/category/joseph-smith/

-The Church of God has been on earth from time to time.

-The Church of God is always lead by a prophet. (Amos 3:7)

-The Church of God is taken from the earth at times because of unrighteousness. (Amos 8)

-The Church of God is to come to stay in the last days (Daniel).

-LDS Church claims to be that church today.

-Joseph Smith was the first leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Since his death God has continued to call people to lead the Church.

-God the Father and Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph Smith to call him as prophet and leader in the Church.

-Church leaders clarify doctrines of salvation.

-Power to seal in heaven things that are sealed on earth (like marriages) were restored to the earth via the Church.

-The Church has the fullness of the Gospel (all we need to know and do to be saved) and can be found in the Book of Mormon.

-The Book of Mormon points us to modern prophets for further guidance.

-The Book of Mormon’s key goal is to testify of the resurrected living Savior, Jesus Christ.

-Baptism is legal only in the organization that God has given legal power to complete that ordinance. We claim this to be that organization. (D&C 1, D&C 22)

further references on this to come, for now see mormon.org/restoration or mormon.org/joseph-simth or mormon.org/book-of-mormon

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