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  • n. A religious belief that God the Father and Jesus Christ appeared to the fourteen-year-old Joseph Smith, Jr. in a wooded area (now called the Sacred Grove) near Palmyra, New York in the early spring of 1820.


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  • "Welcoming our symphony of faith" does not answer the questions we have -- knowing that Mormon founder Joseph Smith Jr. revealing his First Vision said, "The personage who addressed me said that all their creeds were an abomination in his sight, that those professors were all corrupt ..."

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  • Relating an abbreviated version of Joseph Smith's First Vision as anecdotal evidence, Elder Fowler affirmed that God continues to speak to prophets in our modern day and age.

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  • Just like the satanic influence at the First Vision, they have disappeared.

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  • The other main negative claim against the First Vision is also historically wanting because it oversimplifies Joseph Smith's story and then refutes the simplification.

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  • Wesley Walters was a noted anti-Mormon minister who went to great lengths to criticize Joseph Smith's account of the First Vision.

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  • These broad brackets mean that Joseph was intensely searching during the years 1818 and 1819, up to early 1820, the time of the First Vision (JS-H 1: 14).

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  • Starting with the First Vision, Mormonism teaches that all churches except the Mormon

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  • Yet, Joseph Smith didn't claim to have received the priesthood from the hands of John the Baptist and Peter, James, and John until long after the First Vision.

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  • Our entire case as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints rests on the validity of this glorious First Vision.

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  • Nov. 1998, pp. Some critics of the LDS Church claim Joseph Smith teachings about the Priesthood and the First Vision are contradictory.

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