The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
A Comment About The Prophet Joseph Smith (Who Founded The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints)
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is also known by its nicknames:
Why are we sometimes called the "Mormon church"??? The reason is that Mormon was an ancient prophet of God who lived late in the fourth century A.D. His son Moroni finished the Book of Mormon in 421 A.D. and buried the gold plates in what we now call New York state.
The prophet Joseph Smith founded the Mormon/Latter-Day Saint church and he is a dispensation head and in fact, he is the last dispensation head on this planet. But the number of followers of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, in the dispensation of Joseph Smith, will DWARF the number of members of Christ's church in all of the other dispensations combined!!!
It already does. In fact, it is not even close!!! There are probably more followers of Christ who live in Utah TODAY than all prior members of Christ's church who lived before Joseph Smith was born!!! But Utah church members are no longer the dominant percent of church members!!!
The LDS church has always been led by a living prophet and the church will always be led by a living prophet!!!
The followers of Jesus Christ in Joseph Smith's dispensation will grow and grow all the way to the Second Coming of Christ!!! I am not sure what will happen after the Second Coming as far as missionary work is concerned because the righteous and honorable will be resurrected at the Second Coming. I do not know if there will be any missionary work on the Millennium planet.
But I know there is a massive, massive amount of missionary work going on in the spirit world right now!!! There is nothing to stop missionary work in the spirit world like there is in the physical world. Missionaries can go anywhere they want to go in the spirit world!!!
No one knows how many millions of people have joined the church while they were in the spirit world. But missionary work continues in the spirit world!!!
I don't know when the Second Coming of Christ will happen, but the GIGANTIC GAP betwen the true followers of Christ in Joseph Smith's dispensation WILL GROW AND GROW AND GROW, ETC. widening the gap with all of the other dispensations even more as time goes on!!!
If you study this website you will see that this website identifies all of the apostles in this dispensation so far.
Two Special Websites For The Youth Of The LDS Church (Or Any Other Church)!!!
In addition to this website, I also have two websites for the youth of the LDS church (but obviously anyone can study them)!!!
The first website is the Prophets Or Evolution website!!!
Many youth of the church are inundated, in school or from friends, with claims that the theory of evolution is true. The first special website (a huge website) has four free eBooks and dozens of free articles which totally obliterate the theory of evolution!!!
Also on this Prophets Or Evolution website, because I am a retired cancer researcher of natural medicine, there are two articles on the truth about cancer!! More importantly these articles talk about the cancer researchers in Utah who work with many cancer patients, from around the world, from Utah.
What you hear in the media about cancer is a lie!!! For example, cancer is NOT caused by DNA damage!!! You will be surprised at what really does cause cancer!!! I have worked with more than thirteen thousand cancer patients so I know a lot of things about cancer that the average person does not know!!!
Changing the subject, here is a quote about Heavenly Father which is on the Prophets Or Evolution website. The quote is from a former apostle: George Q. Cannon, about the TRUE NATURE OF HEAVENLY FATHER:
"No matter how serious the trial, how deep the distress, how great the affliction, [God] will never desert us. He never has, and He never will. He cannot do it. It is [against] His character [to do so]. He is an unchangeable being. He will stand by us. We may pass through the fiery furnace; we may pass through deep waters; but we shall not be consumed nor overwhelmed. We shall emerge from all these trials and difficulties the better and the purer for them, if we only trust in our God and keep His commandments.
Those who will receive the Lord Jesus Christ as the source of their salvation will always lie down in green pastures, no matter how barren and bleak the winter has been. And the waters of their refreshment will always be still waters, no matter how turbulent the storms of life. In walking His path of righteousness, our souls will be forever restored; and though that path may for us, as it did for Him, lead through the very valley of the shadow of death, yet we will fear no evil.
The rod of His priesthood and the staff of His Spirit will always comfort us. And when we hunger and thirst in the effort, He will prepare a veritable feast before us, a table spread even in the presence of our enemies - contemporary enemies - which might include fear or family worries, sickness or personal sorrow of a hundred different kinds."
Whether you are interested in the theory of evolution or cancer, here is a link to the Prophets or Evolution website (click the blue link). The Prophets Or Evolution website will open in a new window so you won't lose your place):
The second website is also for the youth of the church, but this website has a different purpose than the other website!!! This website has quotes from general authorities of the church which are relevant to the youth of the church!!! For example, it has a link to Elder Holland's general conference talk on the grandeur of God!!! Another of the talks that is linked to was by President Spencer W. Kimball on the prophetic future of the church.
Here is a link to this website for the youth of the church The website will open in a new window so you won't lose your place):
Here Is Wikipedia's version of all apostles:
|Quotes: Presidents and Prophets||Dates Served As Prophet|
|1) Joseph Smith (1805 - 1844)||April 6, 1830 - June 27, 1844|
|2) Brigham Young (1801 - 1877)||December 27, 1847 - August 29, 1877|
|3) John Taylor (1808 - 1887)||October 10, 1880 - July 27, 1887|
|4) Wilford Woodruff (1807 - 1898)||April 7, 1889 - September 2, 1898|
|5) Lorenzo Snow (1814 - 1901)||September 13, 1898 - October 10, 1901|
|6) Joseph F. Smith (1838 - 1918)||October 17, 1901 - November 19, 1918|
|7) Heber J. Grant (1856 - 1945)||November 23, 1918 - May 14, 1945|
|8) George Albert Smith (1870 - 1951)||May 21, 1945 - April 4, 1951|
|9) David O. McKay (1873 - 1970)||April 9, 1951 - January 18, 1970|
|10) Joseph Fielding Smith (1876 - 1972)||January 23, 1970 - July 2, 1972|
|11) Harold B. Lee (1899 - 1973)||July 7, 1972 - December 26, 1973|
|12) Spencer W. Kimball (1895 - 1985)||December 30, 1973 - November 5, 1985|
|13) Ezra Taft Benson (1899 - 1994)||November 10, 1985 - May 30, 1994|
|14) Howard W. Hunter (1907 - 1995)||June 5, 1994 - March 3, 1995|
|15) Gordon B. Hinckley (1910 - 2008)||March 12, 1995 - January 27, 2008|
|16) Thomas S. Monson (1927 - 2018)||February 3, 2008 - January 2, 2018|
|17) Russell M. Nelson (1924 - )||January 16, 2018 -|
|Quotes: Current First Presidency||First Presidency|
|President Russell M. Nelson||President and Prophet (See Above Section)|
|President Dallin H. Oaks||First Counselor in the First Presidency (also President of the Quorum of the Twelve) - Ordained an Apostle: May 3, 1984|
|President Henry B. Eyring||Second Counselor in the First Presidency (Ordained an Apostle: April 1, 1995)|
|Quotes: Current Twelve Apostles||Quorum of the Twelve Apostles|
|President M. Russell Ballard, Acting President, Quorum Of The Twelve||Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (October 10, 1985)|
|Jeffrey R. Holland||Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (June 23, 1994)|
|Dieter F. Uchtdorf||Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (October 2, 2004)|
|David A. Bednar||Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (October 7, 2004)|
|Quentin L. Cook||Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (October 11, 2007)|
|D. Todd Christofferson||Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (April 10, 2008)|
|Neil L. Andersen||Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (April 4, 2009)|
|Ronald A. Rasband (no quotes yet)||Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (October 3, 2015)|
|Gary E. Stevenson (no quotes yet)||Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (October 3, 2015)|
|Dale G. Renlund (no quotes yet)||Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (October 3, 2015)|
|Gerrit W. Gong (no quotes yet)||Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (March 31, 2018)|
|Ulisses Soares (no quotes yet)||Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (March 31, 2018)|
|Quotes: Selected Deceased||Apostles and First Presidency|
|Oliver Cowdery (1806 - 1850)||Assistant President of the Church|
|J. Reuben Clark, Jr. (1871-1961)||First Presidency|
|Mark E. Petersen (1900-1984)||Quorum of the Twelve Apostles|
|Marion G. Romney (1897-1988)||First Presidency|
|Hugh B. Brown (1883-1975)||First Presidency|
|Bruce R. McConkie (1915-1985)||Quorum of the Twelve Apostles|
|David B. Haight (1906-2004)||Quorum of the Twelve Apostles|
|James E. Faust (1920-2007)||First Presidency|
|Neal A. Maxwell (1926-2004)||Quorum of the Twelve Apostles|
|Joseph B. Wirthlin (1917-2008)||Quorum of the Twelve Apostles|
|Robert D. Hales (1932-2017)||Quorum of the Twelve Apostles|
|Quotes: Other General Authorities||Published in the Ensign|
|Quotes||Other General Authorities|
|List: All Apostles||All Apostles in This Dispensation|
|List of All Apostles||List of All Apostles (Some Quotes)|
|Other Articles||Other Articles Regarding the LDS Church|
|Frequently Asked Questions||Frequently Asked Questions About LDS Church|
|Role of the Prophet||Quotes: Role and Importance of the Church President|
|Quotes About the Future of the LDS Church||Quotes About the Future of the LDS Church|
|Quotes About the Future of the U.S. Constitution||Quotes About the Future of the U.S. Constitution|
|The Message of the Book of Mormon||The Message of the Book of Mormon|
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Offical Church Site Devoted to the Savior Jesus Christ
Offical Church Site Devoted to the Prophet Joseph Smith
Offical Church Site Devoted to President Thomas S. Monson (Current Prophet)
Offical LDS Church Biographies of Church Presidents