Mormonism and church organization

Organization of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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Location of the organization of the Church

Summary: The Church officially teaches that the Church was organized in David Whitmer's log home in Fayette. It is claimed, however, that the "majority of witnesses report that the organization took place in the log home of Joseph Smith, Sr. in the Manchester area"

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Changes in the name of the Church

Summary: Why did the Church change its name twice during its history? Shouldn't the name have been given by revelation?

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Succession in the Presidency of the Church

Summary: There was much contention regarding who Joseph Smith's successor was supposed to be after his death. Some claim that Joseph Smith designated his son Joseph III as his successor.

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The office of Apostle within the Church

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