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5 Resources for Learning More About Joseph Smith

5 Resources for Learning More About Joseph Smith

As the Church prepares to celebrate the Bicentennial of the First Vision of Joseph, President Russell M. Nelson encouraged members to study more about the life of Joseph Smith and the Restoration of the gospel. While the scriptures and personal revelation are the first sources we should turn to when learning about the Prophet Joseph, other resources can be valuable. …

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Did Joseph Smith Use Seer Stones? This New Video Explains the Answer.

Did Joseph Smith Use Seer Stones? This New Video Explains the Answer.

A new video from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints candidly addresses seer stones and how Joseph Smith used them to transmit revelation.   In 2015, the Church History Department published never-before-seen photos and information about Joseph Smith’s seer stones in a volume of “The Joseph Smith Papers Project.” One of the stones was passed through the hands …

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This Is The First Miracle Joseph Smith Ever Performed

This Is The First Miracle Joseph Smith Ever Performed

Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days is a remarkable new telling of the Church’s history. Reading like a novel and featuring hundreds of rare stories, The Standard of Truth is the first volume in the 4-part series. One of these rare stories is the prophet Joseph Smith’s first miracle, performed by the power of God in …

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Day the LDS Church Was Organized

5 Things You Didn't Know About the Day the LDS Church Was Organized

On April 6, 1830, believers gathered together in the home of Peter Whitmer, Sr., in Fayette, New York. They had gathered together to witness and participate in the official organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Today, this important occasion still resonates with members around the world. Here are five interesting facts you may not have known. …

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Joseph Smith’s PROPHETIC Last Dream

Joseph Smith's PROPHETIC Last Dream

Few people know about Joseph Smith’s inspirational “last dream.” Two days before his martyrdom, Joseph Smith told W. W. Phelps about a prophetic dream he had a few nights prior. W. W. Phelps did not publish the account until 1862, but when he did, he titled it: “Joseph Smith’s Last Dream.”       To learn more about this dream, …

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The Deadly Deed: John Taylor’s Eyewitness Account to the Martyrdom

The Deadly Deed: John Taylor's Eyewitness Account to the Martyrdom

Artwork by Gary Ernest Smith On June 27, 1844, not longer after singing “A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief” to his cellmates, John Taylor lay suffering on the floor of Carthage Jail. He had endured terrible injury at the hands of an angry mob that had just killed the Prophet Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum. This tragic event became …

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LDS Church Releases New Video of Joseph Smith’s First Vision

LDS Church Releases New Video of Joseph Smith's First Vision

A new video produced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shows the First Vision, one of the most sacred moments in the Church’s history, in a brand new light. The video is entitled Ask of God – Joseph Smith’s First Vision. Unlike other video depictions, which have used the most well-known account found in the Pearl of …

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3 Things You May Not Have Known About the Restoration

3 Things You May Not Have Known About the Restoration

The Restoration was ushered in by the First Vision in the Spring of 1820. But God started preparing the world long before 1820 for the Gospel to be restored. Here are three things you may not have known about the Restoration. 1st. The Founder Of The First Baptist Church In America Prepared The Way For The Restoration Roger Williams did …

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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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Your Daily Dose of LDS Inspiration! – August 8, 2016

Scripture “For I had seen a vision; I knew it, and I knew that God knew it, and I could not deny it, neither dared I do it; at least I knew that by so doing I would offend God, and come under condemnation.” – JSH 1:25 Quote “Joseph Smith is the prophet of the Restoration. His spiritual work began with …

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