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Latter-Day Saints

The Latter-day Saints, often referred to as Mormons, emerged in the United States in the early 19th century. It was founded by Joseph Smith in 1830, who claimed to have had divine revelations from God through which he restored the original church established by Jesus Christ. He also translated and published the Book of Mormon, which is considered a sacred text by Latter-day Saints. The movement teaches unique doctrines, such as the belief in modern prophets, additional scriptures, and the idea of the restoration of Christ's original church. One of the most significant events in Latter-day Saint history was the migration of the early followers to Utah in the mid-19th century to escape religious persecution and establish a theocratic society under the leadership of Brigham Young. After Smith's death in 1844, leadership disputes and doctrinal disagreements led to the splintering of the movement into various large branches. Other smaller offshoots also developed, which typically differ from the major branches and denominations in their interpretation of scripture and their church doctrine. While the Latter-day Saints Church is distinct in its beliefs and practices, it considers itself to be a Christian denomination and affirms belief in Jesus Christ as central to its faith. These unique beliefs and practices, however, set it apart from traditional Christian denominations.

 
Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonite)
Church of Christ (Temple Lot/Hedrickites)
Church of Jesus Christ (Cutlerite)
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Strangite)
Community of Christ/Reorganised Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Community of Christ (RLDS)
Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS)

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