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Mormonism is a very unique and interesting religion Originally founded by Joseph Smith in 1830 in Sharon Vermont Smith had a vision and formed a sect based on his visions and teachings from God There are many beliefs that Mormons have that many people do not understand In this paper I will present some of them and offer an explanation of why they have these beliefs I will also give a detailed description of the history and the members of this community In closing I will offer my opinion on this religion sectHistory Joseph Smith was born in 1805 in Sharon Vermont He was a religious seeker and at the age of fourteen felt a strong desire to affiliate himself with a belief and a church He found that many different beliefs and stories were being preached There were many conflicting arguments and he became frustrated with the Christian faiths and denominations He was determined to figure out what was the true religionJoseph went into the woods one spring morning in 1820 hoping to find guidance in his decision According to him while he was praying God and his son Jesus Christ appeared They told him they knew of his struggle and instructed him not to join any of the churches They spoke of the true religion and said the church originally organized by God would soon be restored upon the earth Deeply touched by what he had encountered Joseph didnt join any of the churches Three years later on the evening of September 21 1823 while Joseph was sleeping a light appeared in his room An angel appeared claiming to be a heavenly messenger sent from the presence of God His name was Moroni He claimed to be the lost survivor of a lost race He spoke of work that God had for Joseph and spoke of a book written upon golden platesHe proved himself to Moroni by keeping the knowledge of the
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