The Mormon leadership decided to rename their organization
The current President of the Mormons require to use the full name “the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints”.
The leadership of the Mormon Church urged to abandon the use of the term “Mormon” and its derivatives, according to Седмица.Ru.
With the appropriate message to their “flock” made last week by the President of “the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints” elder Russell M. Nelson.
In the message, it is recommended to use the abbreviated terminology “the Church”, “Church of Jesus Christ and the restored Church of Jesus Christ” in cases of necessity. Parishioners should be called “latter-day saints” and “members of the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints”. The terms “Mormons,” “Mormon” and their derivatives can not be used against the Church, its doctrine, culture and lifestyle of its members.
The leadership of the “Church of latter-day Saints” reports that in the coming months will be updating all websites and materials of the organization in accordance with the new regulations. Still, the terms “Mormons” and “Mormonism” were used extensively against this religion, which has about 16 million followers worldwide.
The decision on renaming has caused mixed reactions in American society.
“Inevitably there will be a lot of confusion, because it would be difficult for many to realize that the full name is file former Mormons, warns the Director of a large reconnoi firms in Dallas David Margulies. – The chances that new-old title will do well in this heavy, I believe negligible. It’s a well-recognized, widespread religion. If you want something to change, you need to give people clear reasons to understand these reforms.”
Mormon is a prophet, which, according to followers of the “Church of latter-day Saints,” was a Nephite prophet who lived on the American continent in the IV century His predictions first published in 1830, Joseph Smith called “the Book of Mormon.”