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266

92,102

$825,506 144,352

2.—THE REORGANIZED CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST

OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS.

Like the Mormons of Utah, the members of this organization, sometimes called Nonpolygamous Mormons, trace their origin back to the movement begun by Joseph Smith in 1830. They claim to represent this movement and be true to the principles and doctrines proclaimed by him, and insist that those who followed Brigham Young were led away from the truth into error. They deny that the revelation concerning polygamy which was communicated to the church in Salt Lake City in 1852 by Brigham Young was genuine, and declare that the true successor to Joseph Smith in the presidency of the church was not Brigham Young, but Joseph Smith's eldest son, Joseph. It is said that none of the members of the family of the first Prophet have united with the Utah branch, but all have become members of the Reorganized Church.

The first conference was held in 1852, and it was then that the leadership of Brigham Young, James J. Strang, Sidney Rigdon, and others was disowned and the society organized. Its headquarters are at Lamoni, Ia., where it has a large publishing-house.

The Reorganized Church accepts three books as of divine origin: first, the Bible; second, the Book of Mormon; third, the Book of Covenants. The latter consists of the revelations given to the church in the present century as a guide in church government. The Book of Mormon is accepted as a history of the ancient inhabitants of America and the revelation given them by God, beginning at a period two thousand years before Christ and continuing until four hundred years after Christ. In doctrine they adhere to the Trinity, to the atonement by Jesus Christ, to the resurrection of the dead, to the second coming of Christ, and to the eternal judgment, believing that each individual will receive reward or punishment in strict measure according to the good or evil deeds done in life. They hold that men are to be saved by faith in God and Christ, by forsaking sin, by immersion for the remission of sin, and by the laying on of hands. They believe that revelations of God are still given by the Holy Spirit for the guidance of the church, and that the gifts, blessings, and powers of the Holy Spirit in Bible times are continual. Their order of church government is such as they find authority for in the New Testament and such as they understand that the Apostolic Church observed. It includes the presidency, consisting, when full, of three persons, which has jurisdiction over the whole church as its chief presiding authority; twelve apostles, whose special duty is to take charge of all missionary work abroad; one or more quorums of seventy, who are set apart from the body of elders and assist the apostles; high-priests, who have charge over States and districts; priests or pastors, teachers and deacons, and bishops, of whom three are set at the head of the business affairs of the church. Other bishops and agents assist in collecting the tithes.

As to marriage, they believe that it is ordained of God, and that there should be but one companion for man or woman in wedlock until the contract is broken by death or transgression. They characterize the doctrine of polygamy or plural wives as an abomination.

The Reorganized Church is represented in thirty-six States and three Territories, including that of Utah. It returns 21,773 members, of whom 5303 are in Iowa. The next largest number, 3189, is in Missouri; Illinois has 1909, Michigan 1540, and California 1396. Meetings are held in 254 halls, etc., with a seating capacity of 15,370. The value of the church property is $226,285, which indicates an average valuation of $1847. The average seating capacity is 251. The church is not fully organized into districts.

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Colorado
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Florida
Idaho.
Illinois.
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Indian Territory
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan .
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana.
Nebraska
Nevada.
New Jersey
New Mexico.
New York..
Ohio
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island.
South Dakota.
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

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8 257

156 1,909 366

46 5,303 1,072

50 442

17 457 1,540 224

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