Category Archives: Joseph Smith History

Why the Other Accounts of the First Vision Shouldn’t Challenge Your Faith

Why the Other Accounts of the First Vision Shouldn’t Challenge Your Faith Meridian Magazine – Mark A. Mathews · October 16, 2016 On the morning of a beautiful, clear day, early in the spring of 1820, God the Eternal Father and … Continue reading

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Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon with a seerstone

I wanted to put together some historical accounts that show that Joseph Smith used a seer stone in his translation of The Book of Mormon. This page shows accounts of some of the people close to Joseph (specifically Emma Smith, … Continue reading

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The box was filled with tinker toys

When I first read this story from Elder Burton, I first thought of the translation of the Book of Mormon. A simple stone in the hands of the an average person is just that – a stone. The Lord provided … Continue reading

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A Timeline of the translation of the plates

See also: Joseph Smith used a Urim and Thummim to translate The Book of Mormon Joseph Smith used a seer stone to translate The Book of Mormon The box was filled with tinkertoys 1827 September 21, 1823 – Joseph meets Moroni. … Continue reading

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He Went Into The Grove

by Abbeylin Farnsworth He went into the grove and changed his life forever, he went into the grove and received a revelation. He went into the grove and came out a changed man, he went into the grove and beheld … Continue reading

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The First Vision

Joseph Smith’s First Vision – 1820 So, in accordance with this, my determination to ask of God, I retired to the woods to make the attempt. It was on the morning of a beautiful, clear day, early in the spring … Continue reading

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Commandments which inspire

A valuable lesson: The commandments inspire young Joseph Smith.  When was the last time a youth said that the commandments were inspiring? Have you ever heard the youth say what a blessing the commandments were? 5 After it was truly … Continue reading

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Learn, Act and Share

Recently I have thought about the new Duty to God program that the Church has implemented with a focus on young men learning, acting and then sharing their experiences.  This pattern parallels the early life of Joseph Smith as recorded … Continue reading

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Listening to the right voice

One of the first lessons our youth can learn as they go through the Doctrine and Covenants and Church History is how to listen to the right voice.  From the very beginning of his work as a prophet, Joseph Smith … Continue reading

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