Much of the Mormon identity comes from its history.Members accept the Book of Mormon as a religious history of a people who saw the United States as a land of promise where Christ's church could be restored before His second coming.As historian Dean May explains, "The Mormons have been influenced subsequently by ritual tales of privation, wandering, and delivery under God's hand, precisely as the Jews have been influenced by their stories of the Exodus.A significant consequence of this tradition has been the development of an enduring sense of territoriality that has given a distinctive cast to Mormon group consciousness.The Mormon church has grown to be more than an American religious denomination.Additional resources on the topic of Mormonism and sexuality: Pornography, Masturbation, Sex and Marriage in Mormonism (This is a Mormon Stories Podcast featuring a non-Mormon sex therapist) Part 1 and Part 2 Female Sexuality in the LDS Culture (This is a Mormon Expression Podcast) Short articles on Mormon Sexuality 50 page Research Paper (PDF) Historical Development of New Masturbation Attitudes in Mormon Culture Please let us know if you come across any other links you would like to see added here on this page!The settlement eventually expanded into Utah and became incorporated as the twin municipalities of Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Arizona.
While every religion has its own beliefs, traditions and customs that seem somewhat unbelievable to outsiders and non-believers, the Mormons have their fair share of unique values.
While Mormons fundamentally identify as Christians, some of their beliefs diverge from mainstream Christianity, such as the central belief that God speaks to children.
Unlike true Christianity, Mormon beliefs include the Book of Mormon as well as the Bible.
That’s just the ones that had actually talked to him.
I’m sure there were many more, maybe the whole quorum.