Examining the evidence related to Joseph Smith’s claim to have seen the Father and the Son
Responds to recent attempts to defend the First Vision in light of earlier accounts in which Joseph Smith did not mention seeing God the Father.
Photo-documentation of various accounts of Joseph Smith’s earliest visionary experience.
An overview of Joseph Smith’s changing stories of his earliest visionary experience.
This carefully documented article summarizes evidence uncovered by Mormon historians and others that there was no revival in 1820 in the Manchester/Palmyra, New York area, as related in the official First Vision account.
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Some Mormon apologists have cited this newspaper parody of the Book of Mormon as the earliest reference to the First Vision—in some cases not even getting the date right.
This article examines an 1831 newspaper article that reported that Mormons were proclaiming that Joseph Smith had seen God—several times.
This statement is sometimes cited as the earliest reference in LDS scripture to the First Vision. Is it?
Some LDS apologists cite this article as evidence for the First Vision story—but “censor” the vision part of the account.
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