Friday, 23 March 2012

The Latter Day Church of Jesus Christ - Who Are We?

Many people believe that being a Mormon goes hand in hand with being a member of the LDS Utah based church, but nothing could be further from the truth. The Latter Day Church of Jesus Christ is just one of many independent Mormon faiths that have nothing at all to do with the LDS church based in Utah.

Being a Mormon means that we believe in the sacredness of the Book of Mormon and the ministry of the Prophet Joseph Smith, and there are many Mormon faiths that believe in those things without having anything to do with the LDS church based in Utah. 


So you may ask just what is it that The Latter Day Church of Jesus Christ believe in? What is that makes us different from other Mormon faiths? I hope to be able to impart just some of those things that make us unique from other Mormon faiths here in this blog post today.



The Latter Day Church of Jesus Christ
Who Are We?

· We believe in Almighty God (Heavenly Father) and in his only begotten Son, Jesus Christ and in the Holy Spirit.

· We are the Latter Day continuation of the original Church of Jesus Christ established on earth by Jesus Christ and his Apostles, and restored by Joseph Smith, Jr in 1830.

· In past ages, God began to speak to us through the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible.

· God continues to speak to us today through the Scriptures of the Book of Mormon, Doctrine & Covenants, the Book of Jeraneck, and continuing revelation through his living Prophet.

· While mankind is inclined towards sin through the example of our first parent, Adam, we may freely choose to obey God’s Plan of Salvation or reject it and follow Satan.

· Through repentance, baptism and obedience to Jesus Christ and the Gospel, we may overcome sin and death and return to God to live eternally with Him.

· As Christ’s Church, we have been commissioned by Christ to spread the Gospel to all peoples and nations in these Latter Days and to prepare for the physical return of Christ.


The Plan of Salvation (LDCJC)

· The Plan of Salvation enables us to return to Almighty God, the Heavenly Father, after our lives end, and lets us live according to His will while we are here on earth.

· Before our birth into physical bodies here on earth, each of us existed in heaven as purely spiritual beings.

· We were sent to earth to receive a physical body and to be tested to determine our eternal destiny.

· Here, we are tempted by Satan, a fallen angel who disobeyed Heavenly Father and was cast out of heaven. Satan wishes us to fail and to be eternally separated from Heavenly Father, as he is.

· All people have fallen short of God’s will for our lives.

· But God wishes us to repent, be Born Again, and stop sinning. (D&C 49:13)

· Jesus Christ, the Son of Heavenly Father, revealed teachings and commandments of God that allow us be Born Again, stop sinning and attain salvation.

· God has revealed scriptures to us to guide us and keep us from sinning.

· When we recognise these Truths, we are baptised and accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour.

· Upon baptism, we are reborn and begin living according to the will of God.

· At baptism, we make a covenant with Jesus Christ and with Heavenly Father that we will not live sinfully anymore.

· By continuing to live in fellowship with Jesus Christ, by following his teachings, principles and the precepts God has revealed through Christ and God’s Prophets, we will attain salvation.

· We have the ability to freely choose to obey Satan or the will of our Heavenly Father, as revealed by Jesus Christ and His Prophets. (2 Nephi 2)

· We will be judged by God after our physical deaths according to our works in this life. (Alma 41; Moroni 7)


The Book of Jeraneck

A Further Testimony of Jesus Christ and a Record of the Early Inhabitants of the British Isles

The Book of Jeraneck, a Scripture of the Latter Day Church of Jesus Christ, was translated by Matthew Gill, Prophet, Seer, Translator and Revelator of the Church, in 2006.

The book is a record of a dying civilisation of early Britain which had constructed Stonehenge and the other Stone Circles as meeting places and places of worship of Almighty God, who brought them from the Tower of Babel to Britain to have them serve Him as His People.

The book answers fundamental questions that have perplexed historians for centuries, like, What were the early peoples of Britain like? Where did the come from? What did they believe? And who built the ancient Megaliths like Stonehenge - and for what purpose?

Read excerpts from this astounding book: 

“As you read the words of this record, a record of the history of my people you will feel us, see us and the Spirit will testify just as he has with me that all these things are true. For I see you, I feel you, I know of your day. Soon you will know of my time and my people and this record, for I have seen it come forth unto you, and it will speak to you, and it will touch your very soul.” - The Prophet Jeraneck, in the Book of Jeraneck, Chapter 17

“Oh Lord, my God, hear the words of my mouth, for I am thy servant. ... For we have been faithful and we have erected many stone monuments unto thee, just as you have commanded us to do. And we have done this not for our own edification but for yours, oh Lord, and we have done this so that those that follow after us will know that we were the People of Light.” - The prayer of the Prophet Sharaneck, Book of Jeraneck, Chapter 6 

“I have been upon the watch towers. I have seen the destruction and the death that covers the whole land. I have heard the cries of the children and the mothers and the fathers. I have heard them beg for their lives. I have heard them cry for mercy. And I have cried and I have wept for this land is now desolate and all our great buildings are gone.” - The Prophet Jeraneck, in the Book of Jeraneck, Chapter 17

“The time will come when the Lord will call you forth from out of the world. And he will call you forth, and you must come and you must answer the calling. And he will show you the way.” - The Records of the Religious Practices of the People of Light, in the Book of Jeraneck


As you can see there are lots of things that are very similar to many Mormon faiths but there are also differences as well. The biggest thing that makes us different from many Mormon faiths is that we have the Book of Jeraneck. A lot has been said about the Book of Jeraneck and the church that is untrue and this can be very confusing for those who wish to know more about The Latter Day Church of Jesus Christ and so with that in mind we think that an explanation about the book of Jeraneck would be helpful. So if you interested in joining the church or renewing your faith in Joseph Smith then please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help. 

So the next time you think you know what The Latter Day Church of Jesus Christ is all about or you think you know what a Mormon is just take a few moments to look at all the facts out there. Mormons are not the intellectual property of the LDS church based in Utah and being a Mormon does not go hand in hand with being a member of the LDS church. 



There is a lot more to Mormonism than just the LDS church.  The Latter Day Church of Jesus Christ is a Mormon faith and we are proud of that. We are a Book of Mormon-believing faith and we believe in the testimony and ministry of Joseph Smith as the founder of our Mormon faith.

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