What Does Mormon Mean?


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3 Joseph Smith scribes each give a different account of how "The Book of Mormon" was written.  Truth is, Joseph copied it entirely from other sources entirely on his own.  No one else was with him. He copied the book "View of the Hebrews" published 6 years earlier, a local preacher's writings (Ethan Smith), his father's diary of dreams, and the Bible directly (mispuncuations and all)

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The scribes who assisted with the translation unquestionably believed that Joseph translated by divine power. Joseph’s wife Emma explained that she “frequently wrote day after day” at a small table in their house in Harmony, Pennsylvania. She described Joseph “sitting with his face buried in his hat, with the stone in it, and dictating hour after hour with nothing between us.”28 According to Emma, the plates “often lay on the table without any attempt at concealment, wrapped in a small linen table cloth.” When asked if Joseph had dictated from the Bible or from a manuscript he had prepared earlier, Emma flatly denied those possibilities: “He had neither manuscript nor book to read from.” Emma told her son Joseph Smith III, “The Book of Mormon is of divine authenticity—I have not the slightest doubt of it. I am satisfied that no man could have dictated the writing of the manuscripts unless he was inspired; for, when acting as his scribe, your father would dictate to me for hour after hour; and when returning after meals, or after interruptions, he would at once begin where he had left off, without either seeing the manuscript or having any portion of it read to him.”29

Another scribe, Martin Harris sat across the table from Joseph Smith and wrote down the words Joseph dictated. Harris later related that as Joseph used the seer stone to translate, sentences appeared. Joseph read those sentences aloud, and after penning the words, Harris would say, “Written.” An associate who interviewed Harris recorded him saying that Joseph “possessed a seer stone, by which he was enabled to translate as well as from the Urim and Thummim, and for convenience he then used the seer stone.”30

The principal scribe, Oliver Cowdery, testified under oath in 1831 that Joseph Smith “found with the plates, from which he translated his book, two transparent stones, resembling glass, set in silver bows. That by looking through these, he was able to read in English, the reformed Egyptian characters, which were engraven on the plates.”31 In the fall of 1830, Cowdery visited Union Village, Ohio, and spoke about the translation of the Book of Mormon. Soon thereafter, a village resident reported that the translation was accomplished by means of “two transparent stones in the form of spectacles thro which the translator looked on the engraving.”32

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Well, Mormon is a nickname the mobs that drove them constantly out of
their homes called them.  The correct term is member of The Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-Day saints.
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Mormon was an ancient prophet. He is supposed to have compiled a sacred history of the Americas. He is the man who engraved the book on Golden Plates. It is known as the Book of Mormon and was translated and published by Joseph Smith in 1830. He is considered as a Nephite prophet who lived during the 4th century. Other than his adherents everybody else think of him as a fictional character. He is supposed to have passed on all the records to his son Moroni on his death.

It is also a term for the followers of the Latter Day Saint movement. It was religious movement started by Joseph Smith Jr who is thought of as a prophet by the followers of this movement. This movement started in the early 19th century. They accepted the Book of Mormon as a scripture. It is term derived from the book of Mormon that is supposed to be a translation of several ancient plates that contained the history of the early residents of the Americas that was compiled by Mormon. The followers of this doctrine are not Protestants and refuse to be a part of any larger branch of Christianity though they consider themselves as Christians. There is no reference of Jesus in the book and hence the church refuses to accept it.
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diles commented
Just some references in the book of Mormon that refer to Jesus Christ specifically. Might help if you read the book.
1. Morm. 9: 5, 12-13, 18, 22, 29, 37
5 For behold, when ye shall be brought to see your nakedness before God, and also the glory of God, and the holiness of Jesus Christ, it will kindle a flame of unquenchable fire upon you.
12 Behold, he created Adam, and by aAdam came the fall of man. And because of the fall of man came Jesus Christ, even the Father and the Son; and because of Jesus Christ came the redemption of man.
13 And because of the redemption of man, which came by Jesus Christ, they are brought back into the apresence of the Lord; yea, this is wherein all men are redeemed, because the death of Christ bringeth to pass the bresurrection, which bringeth to pass a redemption from an endless sleep, from which sleep all men shall be awakened by the power of God when the trump shall sound; and they shall come forth, both small and great, and all shall stand before his bar, being redeemed and loosed from this eternal band of death, which death is a temporal death.
18 And who shall say that Jesus Christ did not do many mighty amiracles? And there were many mighty miracles wrought by the hands of the apostles.
22 For behold, thus said Jesus Christ, the Son of God, unto his disciples who should tarry, yea, and also to all his disciples, in the hearing of the multitude: Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature;
29 See that ye are not baptized a unworthily; see that ye partake not of the sacrament of Christ unworthily; but see that ye do all things in worthiness, and do it in the name of Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God; and if ye do this, and endure to the end, ye will in nowise be cast out.
37 And may the Lord Jesus Christ grant that their prayers may be answered according to their faith; and may God the Father remember the covenant which he hath made with the house of Israel; and may he bless them forever, through faith on the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
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It would be wise to read the book before making such claims.... It is the word of God... Amen
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Well, Mormon is a nickname the mobs that drove them constantly out of their homes called them.  The correct term is member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day saints.

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