What did young Joseph Smith experience in the Sacred Grove?

What is a vision of God and Jesus Christ.


In JS History 1:34 What did the Angel Moroni tell Joseph about a book?

What is there was a book deposited written upon gold plates giving an account of the former inhabitants of this continent.  The fullness of the everlasting gospel was contained in this book.


In JS History 1:42 What was Joseph told not to do when he got the plates? What would happen if he didn't listen?

What is to not show them to any person unless he was commanded.   

He would be destroyed.


How many times did Moroni appear to Joseph that night and how long did these visits take?  

What is 3 times. 

They went on all night.


In JS History 1:53

After Joseph found the plates did he take them?

What directions were he given?

What is No, he was forbidden by the messenger from taking them out. He was was told it was not time to bring them forth.  

He was told to come back in precisely one year and that he would meet the messenger again and continue to do so until the time should come for obtaining the plates.


In JS History 1:28 what was Joseph forbidden to do?

What is to join any of the Religious Sects


What were the two stones in silver bows and fastened to a breastplate and what did these two stones do?

What is the Urim and Thummim and seers to translate the book.


What did Joseph see in his mind when he was talking to Moroni?  JS History 1:42

What is he could see the place where the plates were deposited so clearly that he knew the place again when he visited it.


 The next morning after Moroni had appeared 3 times, Joseph went to work with his father. How was he feeling and what happened when he fell to the ground?  JS History 1:48-49

What is He was so exhausted his father told him to go home. He fell to the ground.  

When he woke up the messenger appeared to him for a 4th time.  He repeated the exact same things from the visits before.

He was told to tell his father of the vision and commandments he had received.


In JS History 1:54 Joseph received instruction: what was it?

What is he was told what the Lord was going to do, and how and in what manner his Kingdom was to be conducted in the last days.


In JS History 1:28

Joseph was persecuted by whom and what was he left to?

What is those who ought to have been his friends and to have treated him kindly. 

 Left to all kinds of temptations, foolish errors and foibles of human nature. Weaknesses of youth.


What part of the Old Testament did Moroni quote to Joseph when he visited and what did Malachi say would happen to the hearts of fathers and children?

What is the third and fourth chapter of Malachi. 

The hearts of the fathers will turn to their children and the children to their fathers.


In JS History 1:43 How did the Angel Moroni leave Joseph?

What happened again right after in 1:44

What is the light began to gather immediately around Moroni until it was just upon him and there was a conduit open right into heaven until he entirely disappeared.

His room was again beginning to get lighted and the same heavenly messenger was again at his bedside.


What did Joseph's Father say to him when Joseph told him about the visits from Angel Moroni? 

JS History 1:50

What is his father replied that it was of God and to go and do what was commanded of the messenger. 


In D&C 2:1 What does Elijah reveal?

What is the priesthood (focusing on the Sealing Power.)

The promises of the fathers are planted in the hearts of their children. (Family History)


In JS History 1:30 while Joseph was praying and calling on God for forgiveness of all his sins and follies what happened?

A light shown in his room and a personage appeared at his bedside and his feet did not touch the ground.


What did it say in JS History 1:37 & Malachi 3 about the proud and those who do wicked?

What is that all who the proud and all that do wickedly shall burn as stubble and leave them with neither root or branch.


In JS History 1:45 what did the messenger tell Joseph the second time he appeared by his bedside?

What is the very same things he had done in his first  visit and told him of great judgments which were coming upon the earth.


In JS History 1:50 Where did Joseph go after he told his father about the messenger and what did he notice once he arrived?

What is he went to the place the messenger told him the plates were buried. 

He remembered what he had seen in the vision, he knew the place the instant he arrived there.


In D&C 2:3

What would happen if we were not given the sealing power on the earth?

The whole earth would be utterly wasted. 


In JS History 1:31-33

Who appeared to Joseph and how did he look?  What did he say to Joseph?

What is the Angel Moroni in a robe of most exquisite whiteness. 

 He said he was a messenger sent from God and that he had work for him to do, and that his name would be had for good and evil among all nations, kindreds and tongues.  


What will be planted in the hearts of the children and who will the children's hearts turn to?

What is the promises made to the fathers. 

The hearts of the children will turn to their fathers.


In JS History 1:46 What did the messenger tell Joseph the 3rd time he appeared to him that night? 

What should be his only objective for getting the plates?

What is the same things he had said before and added a caution that Satan would try to tempt him to get the plates for the purpose of getting rich.

To Glorify God and to build his kingdom or he could not get them.


What did Joseph see when he started digging for the plates? D&C 1:52

What is he beheld the plates, the Urim and Thummin, and the breastplate.  Also two stones that laid crossways. 


Why would the earth be utterly wasted without the sealing power?  

In what ways do we benefit when the Lord and his servants repeat their messages?

Because the purpose of eternity is to live forever and secure our posterity to not be lost.

Joseph and Oliver Cowdery's 1836 vision of Elijah in the Kirtland Temple to turn the hearts of the Father's to the children and the children to their Fathers.

We know that if they repeat things over and over, it must be very important.

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