Many churches (as many as 200) have claimed to be the true restored church of Christ returned to earth through Joseph Smith. This may surprise many Latter-day Saints who complain to Christians about the many denominations. Yet these churches all claim that THEY are the one true church and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are the apostates! Go figure.
The first church is Church of Christ Temple Lot based in Independence, MO. This church is small but influential because they own the property dedicated by Joseph Smith in 1831 that is where a temple would be built. According to Smith, Jesus would return to Independence and set up his millennial kingdom.
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