Today's Favorite Verse: Doctrine & Covenants 21:11
"This being an ordinance unto you, that you are an elder unto his hand, he being the first unto you, that you might be an elder unto this church of Christ, bearing my name -"
This revelation was given on the day the church was organized, April 6th 1830. The name it was given was "Church of Christ". For the Lord himself gave it that name, to be called after him. It amazes me that in all the time since Christ established his original church, and throughout the period of apostasy that followed that no church thought to name their church after Christ. Now I know there was a reason for this. Their churches were of man, and had not the power or authority from Christ himself. With the restoration of the gospel, Christ's church was once again upon the earth, and it bore his name. What happened after the naming of the church in 1830 was a Restoration Movement among other religions and they began to use the name of Christ in their churches. It is not unique now to hear churches calling themselves the church of Christ or some variation.
For this reason eight years later in 1838 the Lord did rename his church. Saying "For thus shall my church be called in the last days, even The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints." (D&C 115:4) This name shows the relations between Christ, his saints and the time frame in which they live - the last days. This church will never be taken again from off the earth, until Christ comes again and the earth received is paradisaical glory.