This led to the organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 6, 1830, a direct answer to the Apostle Peter’s prophecy in the New Testament that there would be a “restitution of all things” (Acts 3:21).
Restoration. In 1820 , God the Father and Jesus Christ came to Joseph Smith in a vision and instructed him to restore Christ’s Church. Over the next few years Joseph Smith received several divine revelations, including the text of the Book of Mormon. Later he was given divine authority.
The first printed copies of the Book of Mormon became available in Palmyra, New York. April 6, 1830. The Church was organized in Fayette Township, New York, beginning with six members. March 27, 1836.
The growth rate has not been greater than 3% per year in the 21st century and has declined steadily since 2012. The rate has not been above 2% since 2013.
The gospel of Jesus Christ needed to be restored because it was lost during the Great Apostasy. The people had lived for centuries without the true Church. Even though the world grows more and more wicked, Jesus Christ’s Church will remain to the end.
Ecological restoration has the potential to improve air quality, reverse forest clearance and desertification, slow biodiversity loss, enhance urban environments and perhaps improve human livelihoods and humanity’s relationships within nature.
Affected by the great religious excitement taking place around his home in Manchester, New York, in 1820, fourteen-year- old Joseph was determined to know which of the many religions he should join. He encountered a passage in the Bible instructing any who lacked wisdom to “ask of God” (James 1:5).
Through the Prophet Joseph Smith, our Father in Heaven and His Son Jesus Christ restored the fulness of the gospel. The true Church of Jesus Christ is on the earth again. Because of the Restoration, the teachings and ordinances necessary for salvation are available to all people.
Smith never gave a specific date of his vision, but said that his First Vision occurred in the early 1820s , when he was in his early teens. In the 1832 account Smith says that from age twelve to fifteen he was pondering the situation of the world in his heart, placing the vision in 1821.
The Mormon Church Amassed $100 Billion. It Was the Best-Kept Secret in the Investment World. – WSJ.
In accordance with approved procedures, the annual General Authority base living allowance has been increased from $116,400 to $120,000. This will begin with your paycheck issued on January 10, 2014 (pay period 1). If those numbers are accurate, general authorities’ living allowance rose about three percent a year.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has long mandated that all members maintain months of food and supplies — in part to help less-prepared neighbors. ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: That’s because as the virus hit the U.S., people started stocking up on food , supplies and lots of toilet paper.