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The development of modern religion Mormonism

Mormonism is a form of Christianity that was founded in the 1820s by Joseph Smith Jr. The faith began as Smith was translating what would become the Book of Mormon. He said the translation was a gift from God given only to him and while the translation was ongoing followers were baptized and the religion began. Smith was seen as a prophet by his followers and as a lunatic by others.

The primary difference between Mormonism and other Christian religions at the time of its founding was that Smith told his followers that God and Jesus Christ were two different beings instead of one in the same. From the very beginning the Mormons were persecuted and moved over and over as they were expelled from various territories, battles were fought, and more. Eventually Joseph Smith was killed by the Illinois militia and Brigham Young took over the church and moved the followers to Utah.