In order to clarify new doctrines, Joseph Smith received a revelation about Adam and Eve, the Atonement, the Second Coming, and the Millennium.
It’s September 1830 in Fayette, New York. The church is only six months old and Joseph is facing a crisis.
Emma Smith, Joseph’s wife, wanted to know her duty. She was given a special revelation letting her know that she was the daughter of God and He had a calling for her to fulfill.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized on April 6, 1830. In Doctrine & Covenants section 20, the basic doctrine and organization of the church is described.
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As Joseph was translating the Book of Ether in the Book of Mormon, he learned that three special witnesses would be able to see the plates. Section 17 is a revelation to Oliver Cowdery, David Whitmer, and Martin Harris, who would be the three special witnesses. Through their faith, they were able to see the gold plates, the sword of Laban, the Urim and Thummim, and the Liahona. They were commanded to testify of the things they had seen.
As the translating went on, Joseph and Oliver came across a passage of scripture indicating that one needed authority from God to baptize. Joseph and Oliver had not been baptized, and they decided to ask the Lord how it should be done. They went to a quiet place near the Susquehanna River. When they prayed, a messenger appeared, saying that his name was John, who was called John the Baptist in the New Testament. John the Baptist laid his hands on the heads of Joseph and Oliver and ordained them to the Aaronic Priesthood. The Aaronic Priesthood gave them the authority to baptize. They went to the river where Joseph first baptized Oliver, and then Oliver baptized Joseph. After they had been baptized, they were filled with the Holy Ghost.
What is an angel? Are they chubby babies flying around, shooting people with Cupid’s arrows? Ouch.
Satan did everything in his power back then to thwart The Book of Mormon because it would make people happy and lead them to Christ.
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