Remnant Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
|Remnant Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints|
Conference center and meetinghouse of the Remnant Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Independence, Missouri
|Classification||Latter Day Saint movement|
|Orientation||Latter Day Saints|
|Founder||Frederick N. Larsen|
leader/moderator = First Presidency; current president is Frederick Niels Larsen
The Remnant Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is a denomination of the Latter Day Saint movement. The president of the church is Frederick Niels Larsen, a direct descendant of Joseph Smith, Jr.
The Remnant Church maintains belief in a geophysical "Zion", a central belief of the Church during the time of Joseph Smith Jr., but considered somewhat debatable by many factions of the Latter Day Saint movement today.
The Remnant Church considers itself to be a remnant of the church founded by Joseph Smith in 1830, thus being the "one true church". It was renewed and incorporated as a separate organization in 2000 following some disaccord with some of the practices of Community of Christ including female priesthood.
Members of the Remnant Church believe in the doctrine of lineal succession. The prophet of the Remnant Church, President Frederick Niels Larsen, is a direct descendant (maternal 2nd great-grandson) of Joseph Smith, Jr. The church has its headquarters near the Temple Lot, across from the Independence Temple and headquarters of the Community of Christ.
- Roger D. Launius and Linda Thatcher, eds., Differing Visions: Dissenters in Mormon History (Illinois, 1998).
- William D. Russell, “Defenders of the Faith: Varieties of RLDS Dissent,” Sunstone 14, no. 3 (1990): 14-19.
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