Monthly Archives: January 2017

Joseph F. Smith’s witness of The Book of Mormon

Joseph F. Smith President Joseph F. Smith, in what has come to be known as the vision of the redemption of the dead (D&C 138:49), saw Book of Mormon peoples in the spirit world: “All these and many more, even … Continue reading

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The Lord Has a Plan For Your Life

The Lord has placed currents of divine influence in your life that will lead you along the individual plan He would have you fulfill here on earth. Seek through the Spirit to identify it and carefully follow that direction that … Continue reading

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David B. Haight’s witness of The Book of Mormon

David B. Haight’s witness of The Book of Mormon Some members of the Church may remember Elder David B. Haight’s famous October 1989 General Conference talk in which he testified of marvelous visionary experiences. What most people are less familiar … Continue reading

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The Witnesses of The Book of Mormon

Formal Witneses The Three Witnesses The Eleven Witnesses Informal Witnesses David B. Haight Emma Smith Harrison Burgess John Henry Smith Joseph F. Smith Lorenzo Snow Lucy Mack Smith Mary Whitmer Oscar McConkie William Smith Richard Lloyd Anderson analyzes the witnesses … Continue reading

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Lucy Mack Smith’s witness of The Book of Mormon

The following is an extract from an 1838 letter from Lucy’s neighbor, Sally Parker (a convert), to her relative, Francis Tufts Sally Parker I lived by his mother, and [she] was one of the finest of women–always helping them that … Continue reading

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Harrison Burgess’ witness of The Book of Mormon

Harrison Burgess Harrison Burgess was an early convert to the Church that left this account: I was born September 3rd 1814 in the town of Putnam, Washington County, State of New York. I lived with my parents until I was … Continue reading

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Lorenzo Snow’s witness

President Lorenzo Snow testified on numerous occasions of a marvelous manifestation from the Holy Ghost soon after his baptism. While not going into detail, he used expressive enough language to convey that he had been shown in vision details related … Continue reading

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Oscar McConkie’s Witness

Oscar W. McConkie’s witness of Book of Mormon People Oscar McConkie, father of Elder Bruce R. McConkie, received a vision in which he saw Lamanites (Book of Mormon peoples) in the spirit world. Without going into too much detail of … Continue reading

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The Book of Mormon Witnesses – Maxwell Institute Article by Richard Anderson

The Book of Mormon Witnesses Richard Lloyd Anderson LDS Scholar Maxwell Institute Article For over forty years, I have been a student of Joseph Smith’s life and teachings. I have a testimony of what those close to Joseph reported: They … Continue reading

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Mary Whitmer – Book of Mormon Witness

Mary Musselman Whitmer A Witness of the Book of Mormon Mary Musselman Whitmer was born August 27, 1778. Matriarch of the Peter Whitmer Sr. family, she raised eight children in a strict Presbyterian household. Five of her sons would become … Continue reading

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