This is a video I created from clips from a few movies--The Restoration, Praise to the Main, Emma Smith: My Story--as part of my testimony of Joseph Smith, the Mormon prophet. Please leave a comment about "Joseph Smith, Mormon Prophet"! Mormons revere Joseph Smith as the prophet who was called of God to restore the Church of Jesus Christ in its fullness to the earth, today known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church or "Mormons").
On a spring day in 1820, 14-year-old Joseph Smith sought solitude in a grove of trees and prayed to know which church was true. God the Father and Jesus Christ, "two Personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description," appeared and spoke with Joseph.
Wondering which of the many churches to join, Joseph Smith had followed the counsel in the Bible's book of James: "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God." The Lord told Joseph Smith "that all the religious denominations were believing in incorrect doctrines" and that he was to await further instructions from on high. "In a state of calmness and peace indescribable," Joseph Smith left that sacred grove knowing the reality of our Father in Heaven and His resurrected Son, Jesus Christ.
Joseph Smith's first vision stands today as the greatest event in world history since the birth, ministry, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. After centuries of darkness, the Lord opened the heavens to reveal His word and restore His Church through His chosen prophet Joseph Smith.
Joseph Smith saw God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, not once, but innumerable times throughout his life. Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon, organized the true Church of Jesus Christ upon the earth once more and restored the plain and precious truths which were lost due to the apostasy of men. He lived great and he died great in the eyes of God!
To learn more about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church or Mormon Church or the "Mormons"), visit http://www.mormon.org