mormon history

Mormon History

The history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (sometimes inadvertently referred to as Mormon Church) is a story of compelling faith and sacrifice, deeply interwoven with the history of America and increasingly with the history of the world. It is a glorious tapestry and testament of God's Hand, continuously extended and revealing anew His unending love and plan of redemption for each of us.

The legacy, power, and impact of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints stems from the supreme reality that the Church's inception was divine: in other words, Mormon history is not that of man's reformation but of God's restoration of truth. A restoration of the original church of Jesus Christ and the apostles was essential; reformation was not enough. Many truths had been lost over time when the authority to act in God’s name was taken from the earth with the martyrdoms of the apostles. Restoration was and is necessary as a prelude to the Second Coming of Christ. We live in the “last dispensation of time” leading up to that event.

Historical Stories

Joseph F. Smith Account Joseph F. Smith Account

In the spring of 1848, as the Presidency and all who were able were leaving Winter Quarters for the... 

William Marsden: Mormon Missionary, Wheat Molasses, and Cotton Machinery
William Marsden: Mormon Missionary, Wheat Molasses, and Cotton Machinery

William Marsden was one of those stalwart Mormon pioneers who served in any way he could with the many... 

Jesse Nathaniel Smith, Cousin to Joseph Smith, Relates His Parents’ Conversions
Jesse Nathaniel Smith, Cousin to Joseph Smith, Relates His Parents’ Conversions

I am induced to commence my autobiography, that facts and incidents which I deem interesting and important... 

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Mormon Church Leaders

Cyrus E. Dallin
Cyrus E. Dallin

Cyrus E. Dallin was a noted sculptor born in Springville, Utah in 1861. He was a member of The Church... 

Joseph F. Smith Joseph F. Smith

Joseph F. Smith Joseph Fielding Smith (Sr) was born November 13, 1838, in Far West, Missouri, to Hyrum... 

David Allen Bednar David Allen Bednar

David Allen Bednar is a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of... 

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Purpose of this site

The history of what is casually called Mormonism, or the Mormon Religion, is an epic story, and this website aims to share that history with the world through stories of faith, trial, dedication, and sacrifice from the church’s organization through the present day. On this website you will find biographies of influential church members, personal accounts, the history of the Church by time period, and online books of church history.

This Mormon history website aims to share that history with the world, so that their stories of faith in God, dedication to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to one another can inspire others. This Mormon history site includes a detailed history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as the Mormon Church is properly known, from its founding by the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. in 1830 up to the current time. Biographies of important Mormon leaders and prominent members will show the human side of Mormon history and the ways in which the Lord works among people today to spread the good news of the Gospel to the whole world. Other articles will help those who are new to the history of Mormonism in understanding the teachings and practices of the Mormon Church.

We invite you to read the Mormon history stories of the faithful members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and to ponder the faith and belief which inspired them to give up everything they had to follow God, even at the risk of losing their own lives. We invite to read their stories and draw inspiration from their courage and dedication in building up the Kingdom of God here on earth.

We invite sincere questions, and submissions of relevant images and content from our readers.

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