The history of the LDS community and the split away from other denominations
Followers of LDS claim that God sent many more prophets after Jesus’s death. Joseph Smith is a prophet and founder of LDS. He had a series of visions and in 1823 was directed by an angel to a buried book of golden plates. He translated these and wrote the Book of Mormon which was published in 1830. He saw his church as the restoration of the early Christian church. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) do acknowledge it is different to mainstream Christianity, but there are also many commonalities such as its focus on faith in Christ, following the teachings of Jesus Christ, the miracle of the atonement, and many other doctrines.