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During the first year he and his sons cleared thirty acres of heavy timber, prepared the ground for cultivation, and planted wheat. …. Each day's assignment includes the required scripture passages from the Come, Follow Me curriculum, as well as suggestions for additional resources to bring context and understanding to your study. On 13 January 1849, Oliver Cowdery penned the following lines at the request of Samuel W. Richards, who was hosting Oliver and his wife in the Richards home in the upper part of Missouri: “While darkness covered the earth and gross darkness the people; long after the authority to administer in holy things had been taken away, the Lord opened the heavens and sent forth his word for the salvation of Israel. The gospel itself is the power of God by which salvation comes; it is the power that saves a human soul; and the fulness of the gospel is all of the truths and powers needed to enable men to gain a fulness of reward in the highest heaven of the celestial world” (A New Witness for the Articles of Faith, 399). 1842, 3:706–707. Joseph told an editor of the New York Spectator: “I immediately went out into the woods where my father had a clearing, and went to the stump where I had struck my axe when I had quit work, and I kneeled down, and prayed” (in Allen, Improvement Era, Apr. Others left the Church because they experienced economic difficulties. Leaving Emma at the base, Joseph climbed the hill for his final interview with Moroni. The Book of Mormon is the word of God. Hearing how this ancient record came into Joseph’s hands, Professor Anthon requested Mr. Harris to bring the original book for examination, stating that he would undertake the translation of the work; then, learning that a part of the book was sealed, he remarked, ‘I cannot read a sealed book’; and thus unwittingly did this man fulfil the prophecy of Isaiah concerning the coming forth of the volume: ‘And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed’ [Isaiah 29:11]. Discussions on the Book of Mormon 2 Nephi 1, 3. Home » Pearl of Great Price Joseph Smith - History 1:18-19 Authority Claims of LDS Leaders. Backbiting against the Prophet Joseph Smith was common in Kirtland, particularly when he was away on business or on missions. Oliver Cowdery “served as Church Recorder from April 1830 to March 1831 and again from September 1835 to 1837. Joseph Smith commenced work on a history between July and November 1832. Among the ancient prophets who foresaw the mission of Joseph Smith were Isaiah, who foretold the deliverance of a book to one who is “not learned” (see Isaiah 29:10–14; see also Joseph Smith—History 1:64–65); Ezekiel, who referred to this same book as “the stick of Joseph” (see Ezekiel 37:15–19); and Joseph of Egypt, who prophesied of a “choice seer” who would … Joseph Smith said that in 1827 he was led by an angel to dig up golden plates containing a record of ancient inhabitants of the American continent, along with "spectacles", or interpreters, that the Lord had prepared to translate the record. 8 what amazement! 1. Many members of the Church apostatized following a period of economic stress in 1837. … Young Joseph later recalled that ‘it required the exertions of all that were able to render any assistance for the support of the Family’ [“History of Joseph Smith by Himself,” 1]. …. (See Eli P. Maginn, Salem, MA, to JS, Nauvoo, IL, 22 Mar. The Methodists employed circuit riders. He reflected upon the message of James 1:5 again and again and decided for the first time in his life to pray vocally about the matter. Ministers rotated, but it was not uncommon to find two or three ministers exhorting their listeners simultaneously. 16. Speaking of Joseph Smith’s experience with Satan, Elder Spencer W. Kimball, then a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, taught: “The powers of darkness preceded the light. “A Brief Explanation about the Book of Mormon”, “The Restoration of the Aaronic and Melchizedek Priesthoods,”. “The Methodists and Baptists were particularly zealous in their efforts to bring religion to those without its benefits. Even Joseph Smith’s own changes and additions here speak of the Word as personally being Jesus, the Son, rather than being the gospel. During the first year he and his sons cleared thirty acres of heavy timber, prepared the ground for cultivation, and planted wheat. There was an apostasy and loss of the true Church from the earth. Joseph Sr. was suspicious of traditional churches but always retained a strong belief in God. “Accept assurances, dear brother, of the unfeigned prayer of him who, in connection with Joseph the Seer, was blessed with the above ministration and who earnestly and devoutly hopes to meet you in the celestial glory” (in B. H. Roberts, New Witnesses for God, 3 vols. The Prophet Joseph Smith said that Moroni quoted many passages of scriptures to him (see Joseph Smith—History 1:41). On at least six different occasions, Joseph Smith gave brief descriptions of how he translated the Book of Mormon. The Joseph Smith Translation is Joseph's supposedly inspired revision of the King James Bible. “These letters … later became a major section of the first anti-Mormon book, … published in 1834” (Church History in the Fulness of Times Student Manual, 2nd ed. Journal, 1832–1834 Email Updates. Volume 1: Autobiographical and Historical Writings. The power of God is greater than the power of Satan (see Joseph Smith—History 1:14–17; see also 2 Nephi 9:8–9; D&C 3:1; 10:14, 20, 43; … Ensign, Dec. 1996, 33–47). People gave many reasons for apostatizing. … Young Joseph later recalled that ‘it required the exertions of all that were able to render any assistance for the support of the Family’ [“History of Joseph Smith by Himself,” 1]. “Efforts to steal the plates intensified, but Moroni’s promise of protection was also fulfilled. After months of mental and spiritual struggle, he finally knew what he must do. Often the clergy and adherents are not without dedication, and many of them practice remarkably well the virtues of Christianity. Camp meetings frequently lasted several days with some sessions lasting nearly all day and into the night. First visit (see Joseph Smith—History 1:30–43): Told Joseph that God had a work for him to do, Told Joseph that his name would be known for good and evil among all people, Quoted Old and New Testament prophecies regarding the last days, Warned Joseph not to show the plates to anyone unless commanded or he would be destroyed. He never attempted to baptize a man until he received the Aaronic priesthood under the hands of John the Baptist. That night his enemies tore up the floor of the cooper shop, but the plates remained safe” (Church History in the Fulness of Times, 43–45). A-1–F-1 (original), A-2–E-2 (fair copy). When [Joseph Smith] knelt in solitude in the silent forest, his earnest prayer brought on a battle royal which threatened his destruction. ( Verses 1–20 .) Then Moroni added a warning during the third visit about Joseph’s motives in getting the plates, a temptation Joseph could have easily experienced after the second visit. But, while all of ancient Israel accepted Samuel as a prophet, many people in Joseph Smith’s day and today have difficulty accepting the fact that God would speak again to a prophet on earth (see Amos 3:7). They are not deposited here for the sake of accumulating gain and wealth for the glory of this world: they were sealed by the prayer of faith, and because of the knowledge which they contain they are of no worth among the children of men, only for their knowledge’ [Cowdery, in Messenger and Advocate, Oct. 1835, 198]. Elder James E. Talmage, who was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, wrote: “Joseph began his work with the plates by patiently copying a number of characters, adding his translation to some of the pages thus prepared. Backbiting against the Prophet Joseph Smith was common in Kirtland, particularly when he was away on business or on missions. President Brigham Young said that the Lord had watched over Joseph Smith’s ancestors for generations: “It was decreed in the counsels of eternity, long before the foundations of the earth were laid, that he should be the man, in the last dispensation of this world, to bring forth the word of God to the people, and receive the fulness of the keys and power of the Priesthood of the Son of God. Introduction “Awakenings and Revivals,” Church History Topics. Doctrinal Statement. Joseph Smith—History 1:1–26 “I Saw a Pillar of Light” This episode is about Joseph Smith’s first vision. Participants often traveled many miles over dusty or rut-filled roads to pitch their tents or park their wagons on the outskirts of the encampment. “From the outset the Church had an unpopular public image that was added to by apostates and nurtured by the circulation of negative stories and articles in the press. Angels prepared him to translate a divinely inspired record and taught him the necessity of self-discipline and obedience. Elder Gordon B. Hinckley, then a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, wrote: “Joseph soon learned why Moroni had charged him so strictly to guard the record taken from the hill. By September 1823, it was two stories high but without a roof. Discussions on the Book of Mormon 2 Nephi 4-5. “Joseph Morris Dead,” Davis County Clipper, 15 April 1910, 1. Publication date 1906 Topics Smith family, genealogy Publisher Philadelphia [Press of G.F. Lasher] Collection allen_county; americana Digitizing sponsor MSN Wrapping them in a linen frock, he started through the woods, thinking it might be safer than the traveled road. Joseph Sr. was suspicious of traditional churches but always retained a strong belief in God. As death neared he counseled Joseph: ‘I want you to be a good boy, and do everything that lies in your power to obtain the Record. The Smiths were reluctant to share their experiences because they had been ridiculed by neighbors in the past” (Church History in the Fulness of Times, 52–53). Some men who held positions of trust in the Church rejected his leadership and declared that he was no longer a true prophet. Moroni gave him the plates, the Urim and Thummim, and the breastplate. The Joseph Smith Papers: Histories, Volume 1: Joseph Smith Histories, 1832–1844 (Salt Lake City, UT: The Church Historian’s Press, 2012), xxi. He reflected upon the message of James 1:5 again and again and decided for the first time in his life to pray vocally about the matter. Joseph Smith said the Book of Mormon was more correct than the Bible. When [Joseph Smith] knelt in solitude in the silent forest, his earnest prayer brought on a battle royal which threatened his destruction. … During his formative years, Joseph Smith began to incorporate and manifest qualities that would help him fulfill his foreordained mission. So fervent and enthusiastic was the religious zeal in western New York in the early 1800s that the region came to be known as the Burned-Over District. A verse-by-verse study of Joseph Smith-History 1:1-26, the 1838 account of Joseph Smith's First Vision. 1:27-65. He knew that Jesus is the Son of God; that because of the mercy and grace of His Atonement his sins were forgiven; that Heavenly Father was pleased with His Son, the Savior; and that he was to listen to and obey the words of the Savior. The most serious complication involved a swelling and infection in the tibia of his left leg.” An operation on his leg to remove the infection was endured by Joseph “without being bound or drinking brandy wine to dull his senses” (Church History in the Fulness of Times, 22–23). William Smith later reflected: “We never knew we were bad folks until Joseph told his vision. They determined to go to the Lord in mighty prayer to learn how they could obtain the blessing of baptism. 1:27-65. In the famous model prayer that Jesus offers in Matthew 6, one of the things He teaches us to pray is: He also gave Joseph a specific warning and promise concerning his responsibilities. Or if it were not true, would the worldly wise and the intellectual religionists today devote their talents and means to defaming Joseph Smith and the work that bears his imprint? The Book of Mormon is part of the Church’s canonical scripture. As he grew up he received an education consisting of reading, writing, and the basic rules of arithmetic. As drug manufacturers rush to create a vaccine for COVID-19, one question is sure to be on the minds of many members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: “What is the Church’s position on vaccines?” ... “Follow the living prophet” …and Excommunicate Joseph Smith? For centuries, Lucifer with unlimited dominion had fettered men’s minds. A large group of men gathered in front of the house, but they scattered when Joseph and his brothers faked a counterattack by running out the front door screaming and yelling as if a large company of men were assisting them. JS History / Smith, Joseph, et al. Its purpose is to publish scholarly work covering the full scope of Mormon history, which represents domestic and international perspectives of the several religious organizations that descend from what was first called the Church of Christ in 1830. D&C 64:29. changed to 3,000 copies. “Joseph Smith grew up on the family farm and was almost exclusively under his family’s influence. However, his efforts were hindered by lawsuits, imprisonments, poverty, and mobs. In 1824 Smith was sent from Hyde Park Barracks to work at Rooty Hill station, but was transferred back to the barracks on 15 July 1825. She, like her mother, was a member of the Methodist Church, had a good singing voice, and sang in the village choir” (Ivan J. Barrett, Joseph Smith and the Restoration, [1973], 71). 1882. Simonds Ryder denied Joseph’s inspiration when Ryder’s name was misspelled in his commission to preach. Oliver Cowdery pressed the Smiths for more information about Joseph and the Book of Mormon. “… He published nine letters in the Ohio Star in Ravenna, from 13 October to 8 December 1831, detailing his objections to the Church. Each of them contains the word of the gospel; each of them is a record of God’s dealings with a people who had the fulness of the gospel; each of them is a scriptural record that summarizes the plan of salvation and sets forth what men must do to gain the fulness of reward in the mansions that are prepared. Participants often traveled many miles over dusty or rut-filled roads to pitch their tents or park their wagons on the outskirts of the encampment. The Prophet Joseph Smith (1805–44) told an editor of the New York Spectator: “I immediately went out into the woods where my father had a clearing, and went to the stump where I had struck my axe when I had quit work, and I kneeled down, and prayed” (in James B. Allen, “Eight Contemporary Accounts of Joseph Smith’s First Vision: What Do We Learn from Them?” Improvement Era, Apr. Joseph Smith Papers Overview. We gain additional insights on this matter from a letter Oliver Cowdery wrote to W. W. Phelps, which contains an account of Moroni’s visit to Joseph Smith: “Though fear was banished from his heart, yet his surprise was no less when he heard him declare himself to be a messenger sent by commandment of the Lord, to deliver a special message, and to witness to him that his sins were forgiven, and that his prayers were heard; and that the scriptures might be fulfilled, which say—‘God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; and base things of the world, and things which are despised, has God chosen; yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things which are, that no flesh should glory in his presence’ [1 Corinthians 1:27–28]” (Latter Day Saints’ Messenger and Advocate, Feb. 1835, 79). “Joseph and Oliver labored ‘with little cessation’ on the translation throughout April. “Religious Beliefs in Joseph Smith’s Day,” Church History Topics. ‘We were deprived of the benefit of an education. He came for Joseph on account of having heard that he possessed certain means by which he could discern things invisible to the natural eye. Chapter 1. Monthy (Nov. 1839-Oct. 1840) and Semimonthly (Nov. 1, 1840-Feb. 15, 1846) publication published in Commerce, later Nauvoo, Illinois primarily for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He passed through his teens largely untainted by the precepts of men. President Ezra Taft Benson said that “at no time did Joseph reveal everything he learned in the First Vision” (The Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson [1988], 112). Joseph Smith Papers: Season 1. Nearly all churches in upstate New York conducted revivals. Early years. Joseph saw in him a guileless person who lived an upright life. When the Old Testament prophet Samuel was young, “there was no open vision” (1 Samuel 3:1). Joseph Smith Jr. was born in Sharon township, Windsor County, Vermont. With Oliver’s help, Joseph proceeded faster than ever before. Lyman was unable to fulfill his commitment and suggested that the trustees hire his brother Oliver. Come, Follow Me Daily Study Guide for the week of January 11-17, 2021 covering Doctrine and Covenants 2 and Joseph Smith -History 1:27-65. Smith also had in his possession a brown seer stone.He used both devices to produce the record, which is called the Book of Mormon. His parents, Lucy Mack and Joseph Smith Sr., were married on January 24, 1796 and settled on a family farm in Tunbridge, Vermont. His grandfather, Asael Smith, lost most of his property in Topsfield, … JSH 1:15-20. “During Joseph Smith’s earliest years, his family moved frequently, looking for fertile soil or some other way to earn a livelihood. … In 1811 the Smiths moved to the small community of West Lebanon, New Hampshire. …. In 1816, Joseph Sr. went to Palmyra, New York, to investigate the report of good land at low cost. ‘Every stratagem that could be invented’ was used to get them from him (v. 60). John the Baptist appeared and restored the Aaronic Priesthood and significant spiritual manifestations attended Joseph’s and Oliver’s baptism (see Joseph Smith—History 1:73–74). Ministers rotated, but it was not uncommon to find two or three ministers exhorting their listeners simultaneously. Martin Harris gave Joseph $50 to make the move, and Emma’s brother Alva lent them a team and wagon. These insights coincide with the lesson for January 11- January 17 in the Come Follow Me manual. For centuries, Lucifer with unlimited dominion had fettered men’s minds. Joseph then hid the chest under the wooden floor of the cooper shop on the Smith farm, but he was prompted to conceal the records themselves under the flax in the loft. Elder Carlos E. Asay, who was a member of the Presidency of the Seventy, said that the Prophet Joseph Smith “was the product of a God-fearing family—a family that thirsted after righteousness and exercised a simple but deep faith in the Lord. His school was the home, his teachers were loving parents, and his textbook was the Holy Bible” (“One Small Step for a Man; One Giant Leap for Mankind,” Ensign, May 1990, 63). not to an imaginary ruin, but to the power of some actual being from the unseen world” (Joseph Smith—History 1:16). He placed some of the sheets before Professor Charles Anthon, of Columbia College, who, after examination, certified that the characters were in general of the ancient Egyptian order, and that the accompanying translations appeared to be correct. “Ezra Booth, a former Methodist minister, was an influential apostate during this period [the early 1830s]. A vision was opened to him, and the ‘glory of the Lord shone round about and rested upon him. Such a statement makes it clear that the gospel and church established by the Savior during His mortal ministry had been lost and that “none of them was acknowledged of God as His Church and kingdom” ( History of the Church, 4:536). Revivals were often in the form of camp meetings held on the edge of a grove of trees or in a small clearing in the forest. C ompl. So fervent and enthusiastic was the religious zeal in western New York in the early 1800s that the region came to be known as the Burned-Over District. Would the whole sectarian world shiver and shake and call for a sword if some other unknown fourteen-year-old youth in an obscure frontier village should claim that he was visited by angels and that he saw the Lord? It was written by Moses about 1450-1410 B.C. The best people have a heightened awareness of what little of the worst is still in them!” (Notwithstanding My Weakness, 16–17). The Baptists used the farmer-preacher system. “Seven-year-old Joseph, Jr., recovered from … [typhoid] after two weeks but suffered complications that eventually required four surgeries. We do not know which verses Moroni quoted from Malachi 3, but verses 1–4 and 16–18 are appropriate to the themes of the other scripture references. The family, therefore, continued to live in a small log house a short distance from the frame house. Joseph Smith . He attributed this to the ‘indigent circumstances’ he was raised under. This gospel is the ‘stone taken from the mountain without hands.’ John the Baptist, holding the keys of the Aaronic priesthood; Peter, James and John, holding the keys of the Melchizedek priesthood, have also ministered for those who shall be heirs of salvation, and with these administrations ordained men to the same priesthood. “… When it first came upon him, it produced a peculiar sensation throughout his whole system; and, immediately, his mind was caught away from the natural objects with which he was surrounded; and he was enwrapped in a heavenly vision” (in Allen, “Eight Contemporary Accounts,” 10). Joseph Smith first placed them in Hyrum’s chest, then, at various times, secreted the plates under the hearth of his father’s home, in a pile of flax in the cooper’s loft, in Father Beman’s Ontario glass box, and in Emma’s red Morocco trunk [see Smith,History of Joseph Smith, 112–13]. After settling with his family in Far West, Missouri, Joseph, “with the assistance of Sidney Rigdon … embarked on the ambitious project of writing the history of the Church from its beginning. … The history of Joseph Smith and the early events of the Restoration now found in the Pearl of Great Price were a product of this project begun in April 1838” (Church History in the Fulness of Times, 187). Such a statement makes it clear that the gospel and church established by the Savior during His mortal ministry had been lost and that “none of them was acknowledged of God as His Church and kingdom” (History of the Church, 4:536). Publication date 1902 Usage Attribution 3.0 Topics mormon, lds, joseph smith, cojcolds, history, pdf Collection opensource Language Joseph Knight Sr. and his wife, Polly, met Joseph Smith when, as a 20-year-old, he began to work on their farm in Colesville, New York. What joy! “My answer was, ‘He does speak; he has spoken; but men need faith to hear him’” (The Profile of a Prophet, Brigham Young University Speeches of the Year [4 Oct. 1955], 3–5). It consisted of two stones in silver bows and a breastplate onto which it was attached. This book was written to record God’s creation of the world and … “These letters … later became a major section of the first anti-Mormon book, … published in 1834” (Church History in the Fulness of Times [Religion 341–43 student manual, 2nd ed., 2000], 113–14). The Prophet Joseph Smith stated that the angel Moroni was a resurrected being (see Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith,119). Joseph Smith called it the "new translation," and it is known by this title in the early literature of the Church. The next day they attended to some business, and on Tuesday, 7 April, they commenced the work of translation. Joseph Smith’s history, which began in 1838, was not published until it ran serially in the Times and Seasons in 1842. They have some truth—some of them very much of it. Joseph, however, was able to knock his assailant down and flee. The book was written on gold plates and included the book of Lehi, the small plates of Nephi, the plates of Mormon, and the sealed plates that Joseph was commanded not to translate (see “A Brief Explanation about the Book of Mormon” in the introductory pages of the Book of Mormon). While the world was racked and distracted … our eyes beheld, our ears heard” (Joseph Smith—History endnote). Book of Isaiah, Luke 4:16–21, John 1:23, Acts 8:26–35; 1 Corinthians 2:9; 15:54–56 2 Nephi 12-24, 3 Nephi 23:1-3, 2 Nephi 27, Joseph Smith-History 1:40 The most quoted prophet. Brown, there never was a time in the history of the world when the voice of God was needed as it is needed now. Joseph Smith Jr. (December 23, 1805 – June 27, 1844) was an American religious leader and founder of Mormonism and the Latter Day Saint movement.When he was 24, Smith published the Book of Mormon.By the time of his death, 14 years later, he had attracted tens of thousands of followers and founded a religion that continues to the present with millions of global adherents. We have made such rapid strides in science, we are so well educated, that we don’t need God anymore.’, “And then he said, and his voice trembled as he thought of impending war, ‘Mr. Various clerks and historians began three more historical accounts between 1834 and 1836. Speaking of Joseph Smith’s experience with Satan, President Spencer W. Kimball (1895–1985) taught: “The powers of darkness preceded the light. At this point he was, he wrote, “ready to sink into despair . The Church has excavated the foundation of the log house and built a replica of it on the site. In 1827 Smith received his Ticket of Leave, and in 1828, he was among 79 convicts working in Road Gang 19, stationed at Wombat … Id. Several apostates tormented the faithful members with lawsuits and threatened loss of property. Discussions on the Book of Mormon 2 Nephi 2. 17. The extent of Joseph Smith’s involvement in writing it is not known, but it was published with his signature. 1970, 13). Joseph Smith begins his story in his matter-of-fact way, setting out carefully the reason that he is writing this history and the facts about his birth and family. In addition, he was told “many other things” that he was unable to write, and in the 1835 account he said that he saw many angels in his vision. On the other hand, if he used all his efforts to preserve them until Moroni returned for them, he was assured that they would be protected (see Joseph Smith—History 1:59). Elder James E. Talmage, who was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, wrote: “A general consideration of scriptural evidence leads to the conclusion that God the Eternal Father has manifested Himself to earthly prophets or revelators on very few occasions, and then principally to attest the divine authority of His Son, Jesus Christ” (Jesus the Christ, 39; see also Matthew 3:17; 17:5; 3 Nephi 11:7). Joseph Jr., at the time a boy of ten, remembered that even though he was not yet fully recovered from his leg operation, the teamster engaged to assist the Smiths in their journey made him walk through snow, forty miles per day for several days, during which time he suffered the most excruciating weariness and pain. Twice more he tried and was thrown back. Speaking of the Lord’s statement about other churches in Joseph Smith—History 1:19, President Boyd K. Packer (1924–2015) of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles explained: “Now this is not to say that the churches, all of them, are without some truth. The revelations in the Doctrine and Covenants call it a "translation" (D&C 37:1;90:13). Materials from the previous efforts were assimilated into a new history, which eventually was published in the Times and Seasons beginning 1 March 1842. See Isaiah 29:11–12 and 2 Nephi 27:6–26. In this system a local man earned his living by farming but occupied a nearby pulpit on the Sabbath. 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