to be saved from their sins and return to live with God and their families forever. Relation to Islam edit Main article: Mormonism and Islam Since its origins in the 19th century, Mormonism has been compared to Islam, often by detractors of one religion or the other. The President of the Church is the person in the church who has been an ordained apostle for the longest period of time. Temple garments serve as a personal reminder of covenants made with God to lead good, honorable, Christlike lives. . Toscano, Margaret; Toscano, Paul (1990 Strangers in Paradox: Explorations in Mormon Theology, Salt Lake City: Signature Books. A group of followers coalesced around Smith as he dictated his translation of the plates to scribes.
69 However, Latter-day Saints (LDS) reject the ecumenical creeds and the definition of the Trinity 70 71 (in contrast, the second largest Latter Day Saint denomination, the Community of Christ, is Trinitarian and monotheistic.) Mormons hold the view that the New Testament prophesied both the. Non-Mormons and Mormons without a temple recommend are not allowed into the temple. Salt Lake City, Utah. Stark, Rodney ; Neilson, Reid Larkin (2005 The rise of Mormonism, Columbia University Press, isbn. (May 1985 "The Purifying Power of Gethsemane", Ensign : 9 Mormon scriptures speak of hell in two ways. God knew humans would make mistakes, so He provided a Savior, Jesus Christ, who would take upon Himself the sins of the world.