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(It's not "the Mormon Church" - that's a misleading nickname.) Want to know what we really believe and do? This page is the attempt of Jeff Lindsay, a Latter-day Saint in Shanghai, China, to explain who we are and what we believe.
This is a work published under the supervision of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the LDS church and produced in 1992 under the direction of an editorial board comprised primarily of BYU faculty and staff. Marriage—Mormon marriage in a Mormon temple—is a pre-requisite for one day progressing to be a god like God the Father is now a God.
Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles "worked closely with" the committee that prepared it, according to an article in the LDS Church's as a "landmark reference work.") Mormons are taught that marriage in the temple is essential to eternal life in the highest level of the Celestial Kingdom (their highest level of heaven).
It has not been approved by the Church, by BYU, or even by Mitt Romney. For other information, be sure to visit and - but even these Church-owned sites have mortal Webmasters and authors.
You may wish to look at my list of related LDS pages.
Could Gilbert Hunt's obscure book written in KJV language about the War of 1812 have been the inspiration for the Book of Mormon?