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Is Mormonism a Restoration of the Primitive Church
or a Blending of Greek Philosophy and Western Christianity?

Second and Third century Christian Neoplatonist and Gnostic thought can be found in Mormon doctrine as well as in the Book of Mormon and other scriptures published by Joseph Smith:

I have not been able to find a single early Christian movement recorded in the New Testament or in the first two centuries after the resurrection of our Lord that is reflected by the "restored" LDS church. In fact, rather than a restoration of the primitive church, Mormonism appears to reflect a collection of Western Christian beliefs as diverse as the melting pot of American herself:

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