What people believe: Fundamentalist Mormons
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Fundamentalist Mormons are one of the most contriversial religious churches in America due to their practice of plural marriages. As part of TNS "what people believe" series, we look at their beliefs... Who? Famous for their plural marriages, the Fundamentalist Mormons originated from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) and seek to uphold the traditions that the LDS no longer practice. There is said to be around 60,000 Fundamentalist Mormons in America, the most residing in Utah and many of these practice polygamous marriage. The two largest groups of Fundamentalist Mormons are the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) and Apostolic United Brethren (AUB), but many just live individually in their families and don’t belong to a particular group. What they believe? The founder of the LDS Church Joseph Smith was said to have been told by divine revelation that in order to attaint the fullness of exultation into to the highest celestial kingdom (the highest Mormon heaven); he must have at least three wives.
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