Religions around the world by Leonard Wolcott

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Statementby Leonard Wolcott and Carolyn Wolcott.
ContributionsWolcott, Carolyn.
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Mormonism believes earlier Christian traditions, such as the Roman Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant reform faiths, are apostasies and that Joseph Smith's. 1. Christianity ( billion followers) - The Holy Bible (Old Testament and New Testament) 2.

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