GIBI Course

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Mormonism – Culture Within A Culture

Instructor: Karrie Browning

WEEK 2 – HISTORY – PROPHETS, PIONEERS, AND POLYGAMY 1. Why is the LDS History important to understand in the following contexts?

2. What is the significance of the main two prophets that the Mormons revere?

3. Describe “The First Vision”

4. Explain some methods that were claimed for translating the Golden Plates into The Book of Mormon.

5. What language were the Golden Plates supposedly written in? 6. What is The Book of Mormon about? 7. What are some of the claims about The Book of Mormon?

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GIBI Course-

Mormonism – Culture Within A Culture

Instructor: Karrie Browning

8. What are some of the key issues regarding the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon?

9. What are the reasons LDS are given for polygamy?

10. How old was Joseph Smith’s youngest wife?

11. Why is Joseph Smith NOT a martyr?

12. What are the LDS Scriptures (or “Standard Works”) that coincide with the descriptions below: “The Most Correct Book on Earth”, Stories of Jews in “the Americas”

Modern-day revelations, mostly by Joseph Smith, contains “Word of Wisdom”

Special Revelations, Writings of Moses & Abraham, Official History of J.Smith

13. Why is the King James Version of the Bible used by LDS.

14. Why is the King James Version of the Bible not considered 100% reliable or infallible according to the LDS?

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GIBI Course-

Mormonism – Culture Within A Culture

Instructor: Karrie Browning

15. What are some of the characteristics and descriptions of JESUS CHRIST that are attributed to Joseph Smith by the LDS church:

16. ESSAY: How can you use scripture to witness the truth to Mormons, if you only knew about the Plan of Salvation and the Mormon origins?

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