The Church History Library has done something amazing! With the click of the mouse, you can be connected to tons of information about your ancestors. You’ll discover stories and pictures that you’ve never heard or seen before. Read your ancestor’s missionary response letter, read their journal, see their draft notice, and discover who in your family tree you look like! This is incredible stuff!
How many times did the Savior appear to Joseph Smith in Kirtland? How many times did the Father appear with the Savior to Joseph in Kirtland? The answers may surprise you. We will exam the the recorded instances of when Deity appeared and the messages taught.
What happened in Harmony? Everything! Hear the stories about Joseph and Emma’s time there, the translation of the Book of Mormon, several sections of the Doctrine and Covenants, ordinations, ordinances, and a whole lot more.
The Joseph Smith History found in the Pearl of Great Price is full of truth and testimony. Each verse provides facts pertaining to the events of the Restoration. But found in other journals and histories are stories behind these facts. There are stories that support and give greater insight to the truths and testimony of the prophet. I am going to tell those stories. I’ll take one verse at a time and tell you of the circumstances surrounding the details contained in each verse. This is the first video. This covers verses 1-3 of the Joseph Smith History.
living in Nauvoo, a man named Anthony committed a crime. Joseph Smith wished to extend mercy, but knew justice must be served. He had a dilemma. How could both justice and mercy be extended to Anthony? Joseph’s actions demonstrate how the atonement allows justice and mercy to coexist. “And thus we see how merciful and just are all the dealings of the Lord”, Alma 50:19