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Watch Church Historians Break Down Joseph Smith’s Vision of Heaven

Watch Church Historians Break Down Joseph Smith’s Vision of Heaven

Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon witnessed a remarkable vision of the afterlife. Why was this vision so important and what did most Latter-day Saints believe at the time about heaven? In this video, Church historians give insights into the vision.   FREE Three Kingdoms of Glory Coloring Page Aleah IngramAleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied …

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Church Announces New Hill Cumorah Preservation Project

Church Announces New Hill Cumorah Preservation Project

With the Hill Cumorah Pageant now in the past, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is engaging in a long-term project to preserve the historic and sacred nature of the area. The Hill Cumorah in Manchester, New York, is where Joseph Smith received visitations from the angel Moroni and retrieved the gold plates that contained the record now …

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Emma’s Role in the Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon

Emma's Role in the the Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon

“As the individual who was with Joseph from the beginning to the end of the translation process and who provided him with immeasurable assistance in various ways, Emma Smith was arguably more intimately involved in the coming forth of the Book of Mormon than any individual besides Joseph,” wrote scholars Amy Easton-Flake and Rachel Cope in their paper, A Multiplicity …

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How to Study Church History When It May Be Difficult

How to Study Church History When It May Be Difficult

A study of the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can be inspiring and faith-fulfilling. To have living witnesses of the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is truly priceless. However, studying our history also requires us to face decisions, practices, and attitudes that are at odds with our moral and cultural systems today. It’s …

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10 LDS Quotes About Joseph Smith’s First Vision

10 LDS Quotes About the Joseph Smith's First Vision

In the spring of 1820, Joseph Smith said a prayer that would change the course of history. He beheld a vision of God, the Father, and His Son, Jesus Christ. This sacred moment ushered in the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. These 10 LDS quotes about the First Vision are great for personal study, for use in talks, …

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Beauty for Ashes: The Provo Tabernacle Fire 10 Years Later

Beauty for Ashes: The Provo Tabernacle Fire 10 Years Later

The fire began in the pitch black of a cold December morning but it raged for nearly 38 hours. By the time it was done, a symbol had become a shell and the city of Provo, Utah, mourned. It’s been 10 years since a four-alarm fire destroyed the Provo Tabernacle. Looking back, we gain inspiration from the transformation of this …

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Eliza R. Snow Discourses Published Online

Eliza R. Snow Discourses Published Online

The complete discourses of Eliza R. Snow, a prominent pioneer and women’s leader in the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, are being published online. The documents are posted on a new website, “The Discourses of Eliza R. Snow.” The content is available to the public at no cost. The Church Historian’s Press project marks the first time …

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Never-Before-Published Documents Feature the Little-Known LDS Council of Fifty

Never-Before-Published Documents Feature the Little-Known LDS Council of Fifty

News Release from Mormon Newsroom A new volume of never-before-published documents offers a candid view on how early Mormon leaders handled the temporal affairs of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Joseph Smith Papers feature the minutes from the Council of Fifty meetings held in Nauvoo, Illinois, in the 1840s. The book is being released on September …

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Emma Smith’s Copy of the Book of Mormon Discovered

Lynn and Tanya Bascom, an LDS couple from Bountiful, Utah, went on vacation this past June, touring some of the nation’s historical sites in the Boston, Massachusetts, area. At the home of John Quincy Adams, they found an 1841 copy of the Book of Mormon that originally belonged to someone very special in Church history — Emma Smith, wife of …

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