Joseph Smith

Joseph Smith Jr.

The Prophet Joseph Smith

The Prophet Joseph Smith was the first prophet of this dispensation.  As a young farm boy he went into the woods to pray, seeking inspiration from God as to which church he should join.  During his prayer he was visited by two personages.  In he own words he said:

I saw two Personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other—This is My Beloved Son. Hear Him!

My object in going to inquire of the Lord was to know which of all the sects was right, that I might know which to join…  I asked the Personages who stood above me in the light, which of all the sects was right (for at this time it had never entered into my heart that all were wrong)—and which I should join.

I was answered that I must join none of them, for they were all wrong; and the Personage who addressed me said that all their creeds were an abomination in his sight; that those professors were all corrupt; that: “they draw near to me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me, they teach for doctrines the commandments of men, having a form of godliness, but they deny the power thereof.”

The Prophet Joseph Smith went on to organize the Church of Jesus Christ on the earth once again.

What is Joseph Smith Known For:

  • Translating the Book of Mormon
  • Revelations that make up the Doctrine and Covenants
  • Revelations that make up the Pearl of Great Price
  • Founder of the city Nauvoo
  • Building the Kitland Temple
  • Building the Nauvoo Temple
  • Presidential Candidate
  • Martyr

The Family of Joseph Smith

  • Emma Smith
    • Alvin Smith
    • Thaddeus Smith
    • Louisa Smith
    • Joseph Smith Murdock (adopted)
    • Julia Murdock Smith (adopted)
    • Joseph Smith III
    • Frederick Granger Williams Smith
    • Alexander Hale Smith
    • Don Carlos Smith
    • Stillborn Male child
    • David Hyrum Smith
  • Other wives through plural marriage

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