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FILL-IN ANSWERS – WEEK TWOPROPHETS, PIONEERS, & POLYGAMY
JOSEPH SMITH – FOUNDER…“ Latter-Day Prophet, SEER, and REVELATOR”
who founded the LDS church withthe publication of the Book of Mormon in 1830.
The First Vision ( an official version) –
In 1820, at age 14, Joseph Smith went into thewoods to pray because…he was concerned about all of the Christian denominations.
God The Father and Jesus Christ appeared to him,
: All churches were WRONG, Their creeds were an ABOMINATION, and their pastors CORRUPT, and not to join any of them. He would be told later what to do.
The Sacred Grove
– The place in the woods where Joseph had the First Vision.
The Restoration –
In 1823, The Angel Moroni appeared 3 times in Joseph Smith’s bedroom. He told him that he was sent by God to reveal ancient records,
inscribed with the early history of the Americas. These platescontained the
“Fullness of the Everlasting Gospel.
Four years later, Joseph wasinstructed by Moroni to dig up the plates and translate them. The gold plates hadwritings on them in
and the translation is now called
TheBook of Mormon
. The golden plates were taken to heaven by Moroni after thetranslation was complete. Part of them remained sealed to be brought forth in the
Joseph and his father were known for money digging, divining, golddigging, and treasure hunting.
The Translation Method –
Initially Joseph claimed that buried with the golden plateswas a breastplate and spectacles with two stones to look through called the
– From January 1827 through November 1843, Joseph Smith married
wivesfrom ages 14 to58, including sisters, a “foster daughter”, and 11 women who wereconcurrently married to other husbands.--------------
The Sacred Scriptures (The “Standard Works”)
Book of Mormon_
- The Most Important volume of scripture to LDS.•
Doctrine and Covenants
- A volume of modern-day revelations from God …•
The Pearl of Great Price
- A compilation of special revelations of Joseph Smith.
The Authorized King James Version
of the Bible. It is printed by the LDS churchand cross-referenced to the other Standard Works. Only considered the word of God“as far as it is translated correctly.” Believe many Plain and Precious Truths aremissing or changed from original.
The Book of Mormon –
Has been changed by the church over 3,913 times.