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What do Christians believe? Show more Show less
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Of the world’s population of 7.8 billion, Christianity is the most widely practised religion in the world, with more than 2 billion followers. Next in popularity are 1.5 billion followers of Islam and 900 million Hindu. There are many beliefs that Christians have in common. There are however, not unsurprisingly, also many differences in the more than 21,000 Christian denominations.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Mormon Christians Show more Show less

There are over 16 million Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints – often called the Mormon church.
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The history of the LDS community and the split away from other denominations

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) split from other denominations of Christianity in the early 1800s. The LDS was founded on the basis as a restoration of the early Christian church.
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The Argument

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.[1]

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  1. https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/new-era/1998/05/are-mormons-
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