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Interfaith Calendar: The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints

This excerpted content is from previous Connections InterFaith calendars
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The foundational tenet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is that God, the Father, His Son, Jesus Christ, to be the Savior of the world: through the atonement of Jesus Christ, all mankind may be saved by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the gospel.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was founded in 1830 when God the Father and Jesus Christ appeared to a young man named Joseph Smith, Jr. in New York State. Like Abraham, Moses, and Isaiah of old, Joseph was called by God and Jesus Christ as a prophet, through whom revelation, priesthood authority and living scripture would become available to all mankind. Among Joseph's earliest prophetic efforts was the translation of the sacred history of some ancient American peoples, now published as the Book of Mormon—Another Testament of Jesus Christ. It is regarded by Latter-day Saints as companion scripture to the Bible.


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Chicago Mormon Population: 26,000

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