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Mormon belief about judgement

Discussion in 'Nontrinitarian DIR' started by Kristoffer, Mar 15, 2015.

  1. Kristoffer

    Kristoffer Member

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    As I´ve understanded, the mormons originally was a religious path that had a strong focus on judgement day. But this seems to have less focus today. Correct?
    When did the mormons that judgement day was going to be, originally?
    When does the the mormons that judgement day are going to come today?
     
  2. Katzpur

    Katzpur Not your average Mormon

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    You could be right, but in my 66 years as a Mormon, I've never really heard that said within the Church.

    Back when the Church was first founded (in 1830), I think there was quite a bit of talk among all Christians, particularly in Joseph Smith's part of the country, that Judgement Day was right around the corner. It would probably be safe to assume that this was probably a commonly held belief in the early LDS Church as well. I'm sure there were probably Mormons living in Joseph Smith's day who were convinced that he would be alive so see the Second Coming of Christ, even though he did not teach this. To the best of my knowledge, there has never been a prophecy concerning a specific date, or even year or decade for that matter.

    The fact that the official name of our church is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a strong indicator that we have always believed that we are now living in "the latter-days." The thing is, nobody knows how long the latter-days are actually going to last. We are taught that the Lord has revealed certain signs telling us that the end is "near." "Near" in God's mind, however, may be something entirely different than "near" in the minds of human beings. We know that there are certain things which have been prophesied that have not yet come to pass, though, so we're really not anticipating that it's going to be in the immediate future. Our focus is not so much on when it's going to happen but on being spiritually prepared for when it does.

    By the way, for future reference, there is actually an LDS DIR. I don't know that it's a big deal in this case, but you might want to make a note of it if you have any other questions.
     
  3. Norman

    Norman Defender of Truth

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    Norman: We do believe that the judgment will happen, however, know one knows. I have listed a couple of scriptural passages that will shed some light on your questions.

    Norman: Mark 13:32 But of that day‍ and that‍ hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. 33 Take ye heed, watch‍ and pray: for ye know not when the time is. 34 For the Son of man is‍ as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority‍ to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. 35 Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: 36 Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.

    Norman: Revelation 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand‍ before God; and the books‍ were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book‍ of life: and the dead were judged‍ out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. 13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death‍ and hell‍ delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. 14 And death‍ and hell‍ were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
     
  4. Kristoffer

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    Thx for good answers!
    Yeah, I looked for it, but couldn't find it. Now I know where to look :)

    Just to bring in more thoughts if any got some!
     
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