Mormons: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Birth Control Mormons Essay

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Mormons
BELIEFS:
God - the Heavenly Father - is the almighty ruler of the universe. Since he created people in his image, he exists in a physical form similar to humans, but perfect.
God is the literal spirit father of everybody. Mormons are unsure who the spirit mother is. The "spirit children" lived in heaven with their heavenly parents before coming to Earth.
Jesus Christ was the first spirit child, making him the eldest brother of all other spirit children, including Lucifer (the devil).
Jesus is known as the "Only Begotten Son" because he is the only person born on Earth from a mortal (Mary) and immortal (God) parent. Mormons believe Jesus came to Earth willingly as the savior.
As offspring of the divine, spirit children are themselves potentially divine.
To attain the divine qualities of their parents, spirit children must leave their "premortal" lives to be tested, to decide between good or evil.
Once on Earth in mortal form, people forget their premortal lives and must choose between good and evil influenced by faith instead of memory.
Mormons believe that when a person dies, he/she goes to the postmortal spirit world to await resurrection. In the spirit world, those who chose good over evil continue on with a happy, restful existence. Those who chose evil will carry on in sorrow.
Mormons believe that at the time of final judgment, each person will be judged and assigned to one of four places - the celestial kingdom (highest), the terrestrial kingdom, the telestial kingdom, or outer darkness (lowest) - based on that person's preparedness.
God lives in exaltation, or eternal life. Those who attain the celestial kingdom also live in exaltation, like the Heavenly Father.
MYTHS
Mormons practice polygamy, which is having more then one wife.
Mormons are not Christian
Mormons aren’t supposed to drink caffeinated beverages
Women can’t be leaders or speak in the LDS church
All Mormons are republicans
Mormons baptise corpse
Mormons can’t use birth control
Mormons get naked in the temple
Mormons don’t believe in the bible
EXPIRIENCE OF MORMONISM
The religious experience of Mormonism is based on a spiritual witness from God that inspires both heart and mind, creating an interpersonal relationship. This unique individual experience unfolds in the natural course of everyday living. The beliefs of Latter-day Saints are not fixed in concepts and principles, detached from the realities of life. They are grounded in a much deeper level of experience that motivates individuals to take action.
ETHICS AND BEHAVIOR Alcohol, tobacco, tea, coffee and drugs
These are all specifically banned in the Word of Wisdom, except for drugs. The prophets have made it clear that drugs, other than for medical use, are also banned.
Gambling
Gambling in any form is condemned as a moral evil, and Mormons are admonished not to participate in it.
Language
Profane, vulgar or crude language should be avoided.
Occult practices
Mormons should not engage in forms of so-called Satan worship or…