185 years ago today - May 8, 1838

Joseph Smith publishes answers to frequently asked questions on the beliefs of Mormons, including: Mormons do believe in the Bible, Mormons are different from other sects be cause they believe in the Bible, while other sects profess to believe in their interpretation, Non-Mormons will be damned, as well as a good portion of Mormons, unless they repent and work for righteousness, Joseph Smith is a prophet, Members' property is not held in common, Mormons do not believe in multiple wives at the same time, Mormons cannot raise the dead, members do not have to give all of their money to the church (only their portion of what's necessary to support church operations), Mormons are not abolitionists, Joseph Smith was a money digger but didn't make much money at it (only $14 a month), Mormons do baptize the dead, Joseph Smith is not Jesus Christ, The scriptures are not full.

[Tidd, N. R., "Mormon Chronology", [New Mormon History database ( http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase )]]

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