Line upon Line: James 1:5–6
“God is not a respecter of persons; we all have the same privilege,” Joseph Smith said after reading this verse. Heavenly Father hears and answers your prayers in His own time and in various ways.
What scripture in the Bible did Joseph Smith read?
u201cIf any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, who giveth liberally to all men, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given to him.u201d I was reading the Epistle of James, first chapter and fifth verse, while I was laboring under the extreme difficulties caused by the contests of these religious parties.
When did God appeared to Joseph Smith?
The First Vision occurred in the spring of 1820, when God the Father and Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph Smith as he prayed in a grove of trees near his home in western New York.
How did Joseph Smith describe God?
Before his death in 1843, Smith gave his final public description of the Godhead, in which he described God the Father as having a physical body and the Holy Spirit as a distinct personage: “The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s; the Son also; but the Holy Ghost has not a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s.”
Why is it important to have a testimony of Joseph Smith?
We are encouraged to have a testimony of Joseph Smith’s calling because he stands at the head of our dispensation as the legal administrator with the keys and authority for this time period, and he is the revealer of Jesus Christ’s knowledge and salvation for our time.
Did I not speak peace to your mind?
If you want another witness, remember the night you cried unto me in your heart, that you might know the truth of these things; did I not speak peace to your mind concerning the matter? What greater witness can you have than from God? (DandC 6:22-23.)
Did Joseph Smith change the Bible?
The Joseph Smith Translation (JST), also known as the Inspired Version of the Holy Scriptures (IV), is a revision of the Bible by Joseph Smith, the founder of the Latter Day Saint movement. According to Smith, the JST/IV was intended to restore “many important points touching the salvation of men,” which he described as “many important points concerning the salvation of men.”
What were Joseph Smith’s last words?
Joseph Smith was hit in the chest and collarbone by two shots from the open doorway and two more from outside the window as he tried to flee the jail to distract attention from the two survivors inside. His final words as he fell to the ground outside the jail were, “O Lord, my God!” (HC 6:618).
Why did Joseph Smith pray?
Smith claimed that he became interested in religion and distressed about his sins when he was about twelve years old (c. 1817u201318). An early account claims that the purpose of this prayer was to ask God for mercy for his sins, while later accounts emphasize his desire to know which church he should join.
Why is the First Vision important?
This vision, which marked the start of the Restoration of the gospel, is the most significant event since Jesus Christ’s Resurrection, as it led to the restoration of gospel truths, priesthood authority, and saving ordinances.
What planet does the Mormon God live on?
According to Matthew Bowman, assistant professor of religion at Hampden-Sydney College, interpretations of Kolob as the planet where God lives or the place where church members will go when they die read a lot into an obscure verse in Mormon scripture.
How does a Mormon get to heaven?
You don’t go to heaven right away Unlike other Christian denominations, Mormons believe that after you die, your spirit goes to either a “paradise” or a “prison” to await judgment.
Do Jehovah Witnesses believe in the Trinity?
What do Jehovah’s Witnesses believe? They believe in one God, not the Trinity, and they believe that Jesus Christ died for the sins of humanity, just like most Christians, but they do not believe that he was physically resurrected after his crucifixion.
How great shall be your joy D&C?
“And now, if your joy is great with one soul that you have brought into the kingdom of my Father, how great will be your joy if you bring many souls unto me!” (DandC 18:10-11, 13-16.) He quoted the verse, “Remember the worth of souls is great in the sight of God.”
Did Joseph Smith see God?
Smith is said to have had this Vision in 1820 while praying in the grove, where he saw a “pillar of light” and two images u2014 identified as God and Jesus Christ u2014 who told him that his sins were forgiven and that all churches were false, according to LDS doctrine.