When we think of Martin Harris, we often quickly recall his mistake in losing the 116 manuscript pages of the Book of Mormon, and the rebuke which Joseph received as recorded in Sections 3 and 5. However, understanding the historical stories behind Doctrine and Covenants Sections 3-5 lead us to better understand the immense love of the Lord and just how far reaching the infinite atonement can be.
The Moroni Visits! This week I will share with you the fascinating stories surrounding Moroni’s visits to Joseph, his obtaining the Book of Mormon record, and his attempts to keep the plates hidden and safe.
Our Come Follow Me study this year begins in 1834 at the John and Elsa Johnson Farm in Hiram, Ohio where Doctrine and Covenants Section 1 is received by the prophet Joseph Smith. Who are the Johnson’s and how did Joseph Smith end up in Hiram, OH? Hear these answers and more stories from Church History.
By Tom Pettit
“And behold, I come quickly”. With the Lord’s work hastening and the world in commotion, what are the spiritual signs to watch for? What are the best things to be doing right now to prepare for the Lord’s return? No gossip or rumors included here! We will reference the words of the prophets and the words of the Savior to help discover the answers to these two questions.
By Tom Pettit