A popular and influential statement on the future, given by Edwin Rushton in 1900 and attributed to Joseph Smith, is something called the White Horse Prophecy.
According to the prophecy, the LDS Church as a whole would go to the Rocky Mountains and “be a great a mighty people,” associated in the prophecy’s figurative language with one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
The Explanation Behind Bigfoot
One of the more amusing myths about the Mormon and LDS Church communities is the idea that Cain, the son of Adam and Eve who killed his brother Abel and was cursed by God. Some sat that the curse was, actually, transforming him into a hairy beast that wouldn't die — Sasquatch, Bigfoot, the Abominable Snowman.
However, this isn't part of LDS Church doctrine, just a simple story that started popping up in a few places. A man named Patten stated that he spotted the beast, but the claim, as well as the attached story, was unverifiable. And it's quite the story. Read on to learn the entire wild tale.
We get a second-hand recount of the story from a letter by Abraham O. Smoot, recounting David Patten's 1835 account of the meeting.
“A very remarkable person who [introduced] himself as being Cain. His head was about even with my shoulders as I sat in my saddle. He [...] was covered with hair. His skin was very dark. I asked him where he dwelt, and he replied that he had no home, that he was a wanderer in the earth and traveled to and fro. He said he was a very miserable creature, that he had earnestly sought death during his sojourn upon the earth, but that he could not die, and his mission was to destroy the souls of men.”
Do Mormons Really Own Coca-Cola?
While it has been suggested by church leaders to avoid caffeine, it is not church doctrine. It's strange, then, that this rumor arose. The idea of the LDS Church owning, or even just having a controlling interest in Coca-Cola's stock, came out of the idea that it didn't allow caffeine.
How much fun would it be for the church to be taking profits from a company that they attacked from the pulpit? However, the church keeps all of its investment holdings private, and even if it did have stock in the famous soda-pop shop, they would have no control. Plus, again, they're fine with caffeine.
There is a misconception about the LDC Church which states that the followers believe that rainbow-a less sky is a sign that the Second Coming of Jesus Christ is imminent and that the time is near.
The Church doctrine, however, as it appears on their website, states no such thing. In fact, this misconception could stem from the Old Testament where a rainbow is first mentioned in the book of Genesis: after the flood, God creates a covenant with humanity. Thus, the logic goes, once the rainbows stop appearing in the sky, it means that the covenant is void.