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THE GREATEST M E S S A G E OE OUR TIME


THE GREATEST M E S S A G E OE OUR TIME


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hat could the greatest message of our time possibly be? It is as simple as it is true: A f t e r twenty centuries of silence, G o d has again communicated out of the heavens. H e has literally appeared to man on earth and, i n these modern times, has raised up a prophet for all the world.

W h a t is told i n this pamphlet is the extraordinary and true story of the calling of this modern prophet, of his vision i n w h i c h he actually saw and spoke w i t h G o d , and of the profound words that G o d revealed to h i m for the henefit of a l l m a n k i n d .

Raising of a Prophet r n r - i h e story begins, not in Palestine or Europe, but i n I A m e r i c a — t h e A m e r i c a n frontier of the early 1800s. X O n December 23, 1805, in S h a r o n , V e r m o n t , L u c y Mack S m i t h gave birth to her third son. T h e baby was named Joseph after his father and after the biblical patriarch Joseph who was sold into Egypt. W h e n young Joseph S m i t h was nearly ten years old, his father moved from V e r m o n t to northwestern N e w Y o r k where the S m i t h family finally settled on a farm i n the town of Manchester. N o t many years after their arrival, there arose in that area a great religious r e v i v a l . " T h e whole district . . . seemed affected by i t , " wrote Joseph S m i t h i n his history, later i n life. " G r e a t multitudes united themselves to the different religious parties, . . . some crying, ' L o , here!' and others, ' L o , • there!' " i n an effort to make converts. Unfortunately, the great love that these various groups expressed for one another was not firmly rooted. W h e n they began to file off into different religious camps, their mutual admiration cooled quickly, and it became apparent that the good feelings expressed among them were more pretense t h a n real. I n the wake of this division, there developed a scene of great confusion: priest contended against priest, convert


reat multitudes united themselves, . . . some crying, ' L o , here!' and others, ' L o , there!' i n an effort to make converts"


against convert, until any vestige of good w i l l among the religious denominations was entirely lost i n a strife of words and opinions. B y the time Joseph was fourteen years old, his mother and three other members of his family had joined the Presbyterian faith. But Joseph himself remained uncommitted. H e could not be sure what to do. H i s m i n d was uneasy, and as he put it, " I t was impossible for a person young as 1 was . . . to come to any certain conclusion who was right and w h o was wrong. " I n the midst of this war of words and tumult of opinions," continued Joseph, " 1 often said to myself: W h a t is to be done? W h o of all these parties are right; or, are they all wrong together? I f any one of them be right, w h i c h is it, and how shall 1 k n o w i t ? " These were important questions for a young boy, and he struggled w i t h them for some time. I n the end, however, his anxieties proved to be a blessing for h i m ; it was through them that he finally came to seek help from the hand of G o d . " W h i l e 1 was laboring under the extreme difficulties caused by the contests of these parties of religionists," wrote Joseph, " 1 was one day reading the [scriptures wherein it] reads: 'If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and uphraideth not; and it shall he given him.' " N e v e r , " said Joseph, " d i d any passage of scripture come w i t h more power to the heart of m a n t h a n this did at this time to mine. It seemed to enter w i t h great force into every feeling of my heart. 1 reflected on it again and again, knowing that if any person needed wisdom from G o d , 1 did; for how to act 1 did not know, . . . for the teachers of religion of the different sects understood the same passages of scripture so differently as to destroy all confidence i n settling the question by an appeal to the Bible." F i n a l l y Joseph came to the conclusion that he must either remain i n darkness and confusion, or else he must do as the scripture directed and pray to G o d for help.

Joseph's Vision of the Eternal God r r n h e following account of Joseph Smith's first vision is given i n his o w n words: " A t length I came to the conclusion that 1 must either remain i n darkness and confusion, or else 1 must do as [the scriptures] direct. . . . " S o , i n accordance w i t h this, my determination to ask of G o d , 1 retired to the woods to make the attempt. It was on the morning of a beautiful, clear day, early i n the spring of eighteen hundred and twenty. It was the first time i n my life that 1 had made such a n attempt, for


4 amidst a l l my anxieties 1 had never as yet made the attempt to pray vocally. " A f t e r 1 had retired to the place where I had previously designed to go, . . . and finding myself alone, 1 kneeled down and began to offer up the desires of my heart to G o d . 1 had scarcely done so, w h e n immediately 1 was ' * seized upon by some power w h i c h entirely overcame me, and had such an astonishing influence over me as to bind my tongue so that 1 could not speak. T h i c k darkness gathered around me, and it seemed to me for a time as if 1 were doomed to sudden destruction. " B u t , exerting all my powers to call upon G o d to deliver me out of the power of this enemy w h i c h had seized upon me, . . . just at this moment of great alarm, 1 saw a pillar of light exactly over my head, above the brightness of the sun, w h i c h descended gradually until it fell upon me. " I t no sooner appeared t h a n 1 found myself delivered from the enemy w h i c h held me bound. W h e n the light rested upon me 1 saw two Personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me i n the air. . . . " M y object i n going to inquire of the Lord was to k n o w w h i c h of all the sects was right, that 1 might know w h i c h to join. N o sooner, therefore, did 1 get possession of myself, so as to be able to speak, than 1 asked the Personages who stood above me i n the light, w h i c h of a l l the sects was right . . . and w h i c h 1 should j o i n . " I was answered that 1 must j o i n none of them, for they were all wrong; and the Personage who addressed me said that all their creeds were an abomination i n his sight; that those professors were all corrupt; that: 'they draw near to me w i t h their lips, but their hearts are far from me, they teach for doctrines the commandments of men, h a v i n g a form of godliness, but they deny the power thereof.' " H e again forbade me to j o i n w i t h any of them; and many other things did he say unto me, w h i c h 1 cannot write at this t i m e . " T h e greatest message of our time is that this account given by Joseph S m i t h is the absolute truth. T h e G o d of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob raised up Joseph S m i t h , J r . , to be a true prophet. I n later visions and revelations, Joseph would receive further instructions and commandments regarding the work G o d had prepared for h i m to do.

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h e n the vision ended, Joseph lay o n the ground i n the grove of trees. H e was weakened from the overwhelming spiritual experience he had received. A s soon as he recovered, he returned home. W h e n he entered the house, still shaken from the vision, he leaned up against the fireplace. H i s mother noticed his weakened condition and asked h i m if anything was wrong. W i t h characteristic understatement, Joseph replied, " A l l is


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7 w e l l — 1 am well enough off. 1 have learned for myself that Preshyterianism is not t r u e . " A few days later, Joseph was talking to one of the Methodist preachers who had been very active i n encouraging the religious excitement i n the area. T h e y were discussing religion, and Joseph took the occasion to recount the story of his remarkable vision. " I was greatly surprised at his b e h a v i o r , " wrote Joseph of the minister's response. " H e treated my communication not only lightly, but w i t h great contempt, saying it was all of the devil, that there were no such things as visions or revelations in these days; that all such things had ceased . . . and that there would never be any more of t h e m . " T h e story of the vision spread quickly and created a great deal of prejudice against Joseph. It became the cause of great persecution for h i m and his family. " H o w very strange it w a s , " wrote Joseph, "that an obscure boy, of a little over fourteen yeats of age . . . should be thought a character of sufficient importance to attract the . . . most bitter persecution and reviling. But strange or not, so it was, and it was often the cause of great sorrow to myself. " H o w e v e r , it was nevertheless a fact that 1 had beheld a v i s i o n , " Joseph testified. " . . . 1 had actually seen a light, and i n the midst of that light 1 saw two Personages, and they did i n reality speak to me; and though 1 was hated and persecuted for saying that 1 had seen a vision, yet it was true; and while they were persecuting me, reviling me, and speaking all manner of evil against me falsely for so saying, 1 was led to say i n my heart: W h y persecute me for telling the truth? 1 have actually seen a vision; and w h o am 1 that 1 can withstand G o d , or w h y does the world think to make me deny what 1 have actually seen? For 1 had seen a vision; 1 knew it, and 1 k n e w that G o d knew it, and 1 could not deny it, neither dared 1 do it; at least 1 knew that by so doing 1 would offend G o d , and come under condemnation." Joseph had found the testimony of the scriptures to be true: that a man who lacks wisdom can actually ask of G o d , and obtain help, and not he upbraided. W i t h regard to his question ahout w h i c h of the churches to j o i n , Joseph's mind was satisfied. H e was to j o i n none of them but was to remain aloof, as he had been, until he was further directed.

Other Heavenly Visits

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oseph continued to work w i t h his family in the years that followed. But because of the intense persecution he suffered, he said, " 1 frequently fell into many foolish errors, and displayed the weakness of y o u t h . " A s a result, he began to feel remorseful because of his sins. O n the evening of September 2 1 , 1823, he retired to his hedroom


8 and began to pray, asking for forgiveness and for a knowledge of his state and standing before G o d . " I had full confidence i n obtaining a divine manifestation, as 1 previously had o n e , " wrote Joseph. " W h i l e 1 was thus i n the act of calling upon G o d , 1 discovered a light appearing i n my room, w h i c h continued to increase until the room was lighter t h a n at noonday, w h e n immediately a personage appeared at my bedside, standing i n the air, for his feet did not touch the floor. " H e had o n a loose robe of most exquisite whiteness. It was a whiteness beyond anything earthly 1 had ever seen; nor do 1 believe that any earthly thing could be made to appear so exceedingly white and brilliant. H i s hands were naked, . . . as were his legs, a little above the ankles. H i s head and neck were also bare. 1 could discover that he had no other clothing on but this robe, as it was open, so that 1 could see into his bosom. " N o t only was his robe exceedingly white, but his whole person was glorious beyond description, and his countenance truly like lightning. T h e room was exceedingly light, but not so very bright as immediately around his person. W h e n 1 first looked upon h i m , 1 was afraid; but the fear soon left me. " H e called me by name, and said unto me that he was a messenger sent from the presence of G o d to me, and that his name was M o r o n i ; that G o d had a work for me to do; and that my name should be had for good and evil among all nations, kindreds, and tongues, or that it should be both good and e v i l spoken of among all people." T h a t night the angel M o r o n i told Joseph S m i t h that there was, buried i n a nearby h i l l , an ancient book, engraved o n gold plates, w h i c h had been written by the ancient inhabitants of the A m e r i c a s , the ancestors of the A m e r i c a n Indians. T h e book was a n abridgment of their history. It told of their origins and their civilization. T h i s book was especially important, because it contained a record of the fulness of the divine laws and covenants w h i c h G o d had delivered to these people. Moroni also explained that deposited w i t h the gold plates were two transparent stones, set i n a silver frame. T h i s device, called a U r i m and T h u m m i m , had been prepared for the purpose of translating the book. M o r o n i explained that men w h o possessed and used the U r i m and T h u m m i m anciently were k n o w n as "seers." Moroni also quoted a number of O l d Testament jtophecies to Joseph S m i t h . Some of these quotations, rowever, varied slightly from the way they read i n our Bibles.

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T h e angel quoted the O l d Testament prophet M a l a c h i to the effect that the Lord was beginning the preparations that would precede the time w h e n H e would judge the world. Before the day of judgment, the Lord would send


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10 E l i j a h the prophet to the earth to reveal the priesthood (the authority to act for G o d ) to men. E l i j a h would plant i n the hearts of the children the promises G o d made to their fathers; and the hearts of the children would turn to their fathers, so that the whole earth would not be utterly wasted at the coming of the L o r d . (See M a l a c h i 3 and 4 . ) " H e quoted many other passages of scripture, and offered many explanations w h i c h cannot be mentioned h e r e , " wrote Joseph i n his history. T h e angel M o r o n i then told Joseph that the time for h i m to obtain the gold plates and the U r i m and T h u m m i m from their hiding place had not yet come. W h e n the time arrived, however, Joseph was not to show them to anyone. If he did, the angel said that he would be destroyed. Joseph was then shown a vision of the place where the plates were deposited, so that he would recognize the place when he visited it. T h e visitation ended; and Joseph explained that the light i n the room gathered around Moroni until the room was dark, except for the light immediately about the angel's person. A conduit of light opened up into heaven, and the angel ascended until he entirely disappeared; the room was left dark. " I lay musing o n the singularity of the scene," writes Joseph, " a n d marveling greatly at what had been told to me by this extraordinary messenger; w h e n , i n the midst of my meditation, 1 suddenly discovered that my room was again beginning to get lighted, and i n an instant, as it were, the same heavenly messenger was again by my bedside." T h e angel Moroni appeared a second time that night and, without variation, related to Joseph all that he had said to h i m during his first visitation. I n addition, the messenger went o n to explain that great judgments were coming upon the earth, w i t h great desolations by famine, sword, and pestilence. These judgments would come o n the earth i n this generation. H a v i n g finished the communication, Moroni again ascended up into heaven. " B y this t i m e , " reflected Joseph, "so deep were the impressions made o n my m i n d , that sleep had fled from my eyes, and 1 lay overwhelmed i n astonishment at what 1 had both seen and heard. But what was my surpise w h e n again 1 beheld the same messenger at my bedside." D u r i n g his third visitation to Joseph S m i t h that night, Moroni again rehearsed all that he had said during his two previous appearings. T h e n he added a caution, to the effect that try to tempt Joseph w i t h a desire to get the money, for Joseph's family was poor. Joseph other object i n view i n obtaining the plates G o d and build his kingdom.

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11 W h e n M o r o n i ascended into h e a v e n the third time, the rooster crowed, and Joseph realized that he had spent the entire night conversing w i t h the heavenly being. Joseph arose early that morning, as usual, and attempted to do his daily farm chores, but was too exhausted to work. H i s father, who was w i t h h i m i n the field, told h i m to go home. " 1 started w i t h the intention of going to the house," wrote Joseph, "but, in attempting to cross the fence out of the field where we were, my strength entirely failed me, and 1 fell helpless on the ground, and for a time was quite unconscious of anything. "The unto same light

first thing that I c a n recollect was a voice speaking me, calling me by name. 1 looked up, and beheld the messenger standing over my head, surrounded by as before."

A t this time Moroni related to Joseph all that he had told h i m during his three previous visitations; i n addition, he commanded Joseph to go to his father and tell h i m of the vision and commandments he had received. Joseph oheyed. H e returned immediately to his father, who was still working i n the field, and told h i m everything. W h e n Joseph S m i t h , S r . , had heard the whole story, he told his son that it was of G o d and that young Joseph should do all that the angel had commanded h i m . Joseph then left the field and went to the place where the angel had told h i m the plates were deposited. Because of the vision he had seen, he recognized the place as soon as he arrived there.

Gold Plates—A Sacred Record

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' ot far from the town of Manchester, there is a h i l l — t h e largest i n the neighborhood. " O n the west side of this h i l l , " writes Joseph, "not far from the top, under a stone of considerable size, lay the plates, deposited i n a stone b o x . " Joseph removed the earth from around the stone, obtained a lever that he fixed under the edge of the stone, and raised it up. H e looked i n and saw the gold plates and the U r i m and T h u m m i m . " I made an attempt to take them o u t , " said Joseph, "but was forbidden by the messenger, and was again informed that the time for bringing them forth had not yet arrived, neither would it, until four years from that time; but he told me that 1 should come to that place precisely i n one year from that time, and that he would there meet w i t h me, and that 1 should continue to do so u n t i l the time should come for obtaining the plates." Joseph did as he was commanded. E a c h year he went, and each year he found the same messenger there, and he communicated to Joseph more and more of the Lord's purposes o n the earth. D u r i n g this time, Joseph worked at various jobs. I n October 1825, he was hired to work away from home by


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13 Josiah Stoal. H e was given room and board w i t h Isaac Hale of Harmony, Pennsylvania. It was there that he met E m m a H a l e , w h o m he married on January 18, 1827. Immediately after his marriage, he took his new bride back to his father's farm. A few months later, i n September of 1827, the time for obtaining the plates arrived. Joseph went to the h i l l and the angel Moroni delivered the plates into his hands w i t h this charge: " T h a t 1 should be responsible for them; that if 1 should let them go carelessly, or through any neglect of mine, I should be cut off; but that if 1 would use all my endeavors to preserve them, u n t i l he, the messenger, should call for them, they should be protected." Joseph soon learned the reason for the warning. A s soon as he had obtained the plates, a strenuous effort was made by persons i n the neighborhood to get them away from h i m . B u t by the wisdom of G o d , they remained safe until he finished the work of translation. Eventually, the plates were returned to the angel, i n whose keeping they are to this day.

Translating the Gold Plates

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etween September of 1827 and A p r i l of 1829, Joseph was so hounded by persecutors and so burdened w i t h the necessity of providing a l i v i n g for his family, that he was not at first able to dedicate himself fully to the work of translation. I n the late fall and winter of 1827-28, Joseph copied some of the characters w i t h his wife E m m a acting as scribe. Later that year, w i t h M a r t i n H a r r i s — a friend from Manchester—as scribe, Joseph was able to translate part of the plates. T h e translated material amounted to 116 pages. Unfortunately, because of the carelessness of M a r t i n Harris, the 116 pages were lost; and the translation came to a standstill until A p r i l 5, 1829. O n that date Joseph S m i t h met O l i v e r C o w d e r y for the first time. O l i v e r was a school teacher who had boarded w i t h the S m i t h family i n Manchester. W h i l e there, he learned of the gold plates and had decided to visit Joseph in Harmony, Pennsylvania. Joseph and O l i v e r talked for two days. T h e n on A p r i l 7, 1829, the two men commenced the work of translation again—^Joseph using the U r i m and T h u m m i m and O l i v e r acting as scribe. " W e began to have the scriptures laid open to our understandings," said Joseph, " a n d the true meaning and intention of their more mysterious passages revealed unto us i n a manner w h i c h we never could attain to previously, nor ever before had thought of."


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Others See the Gold Plates

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n the course of translating the plates, Joseph and O l i v e r learned from the Lord that three other m e n — i n addition to Joseph—would be allowed to see the plates and the angel of G o d . T h e s e three m e n were O l i v e r Cowdery, M a r t i n Harris, and D a v i d W h i t m e r . T h e s e three men went w i t h Joseph into the woods to pray. T h e y selected a spot near the W h i t m e r home, knelt down, and began to plead w i t h G o d to bestow on them the realization of his promises. Joseph prayed first, and the others followed i n succession. T h e y did not obtain a manifestation after their first trial, so they again observed the same order of prayer—first Joseph and then the others. T h e i r second attempt also ended i n failure. A t this point M a r t i n Harris withdrew himself from the others, believing that it was his presence that prevented their receiving a divine manifestation. A f t e r M a r t i n left, " W e knelt down a g a i n , " writes Joseph, " a n d had not been many minutes engaged i n prayer, w h e n presently we beheld a light above us in the air, of exceeding brightness; and behold, an angel stood before us. I n his hands he held the plates. . . . H e turned over the leaves one by one, so that we could see them, and discern the engravings thereon distinctly. H e then addressed himself to D a v i d W h i t m e r , and said, ' D a v i d , blessed is the L o r d , and he that keeps his commandments;' w h e n , immediately afterwards, we heard a voice from out of the bright light above us, saying, 'These plates have heen revealed by the power of G o d , and they have been translated by the power of G o d . T h e translation of them w h i c h you have seen is correct, and 1 command you to bear record of what you now see and hear.' " Joseph then left D a v i d and O l i v e r and went i n pursuit of M a r t i n Harris, w h o m he found praying fervently at a considerable distance. M a r t i n had not prevailed w i t h the Lord and asked Joseph to j o i n h i m . Before they finished, "the same vision opened to our view. [ A n d we] beheld and heard the same things; whilst at the same m o m e n t , " Joseph S m i t h records, " M a r t i n Harris cried out, apparently in an ecstasy of joy, ' ' T i s enough; 'tis enough; mine eyes have beheld; mine eyes have beheld;' and jumping up, he shouted, ' H o s a n n a , ' blessing G o d . " O n c e the men had witnessed these d i v i n e manifestations, it remained for them to publish their official witness to the world. Below is a n excerpt of that testimony: " B e it k n o w n unto all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people, unto w h o m this work shall come: T h a t we, through the [power of G o d [ , have seen the plates w h i c h contain this record. . . . A n d we also k n o w that they have been translated by the gift and power of G o d , for his voice hath declared it unto us; wherefore we k n o w of a surety that the work is true. A n d we also testify that we have seen the engravings w h i c h are upon the plates; and


16 they have been shown unto us by the power of G o d , and not of m a n . A n d we declare w i t h words of soberness, that an angel of G o d came down from heaven, and he brought and laid before our eyes, that we beheld and saw the jlates, and the engravings thereon; and we know that it is 3y the [power of G o d ] , that we beheld and bear record that these things are true. A n d it is marvelous i n our eyes. Nevertheless, the voice of the L o r d commanded us that we should bear record of it; wherefore, to be obedient unto the commandments of G o d , we bear testimony of these things. . . . " O l i v e r Cowdery David Whitmer M a r t i n Harris

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Martyrdom of Joseph the Prophet f I foe number of those who accepted Joseph S m i t h as a I prophet of G o d grew rapidly. But this was a time of X religious intolerance, and antagonism was soon stirred up against the M o r m o n people. Mobs dispossessed them, compelling them to move and leave behind their homes, their well-cultivated farms, and their houses of worship. T h e y went to Illinois, where i n their distress, they were received kindly. A t a desolate spot on the Mississippi River, they purchased a large tract of swamp land. T h e y drained it and built there the largest city i n Illinois. It was called N a u v o o , meaning "the beautiful." T h e i r numbers continued to increase, and they prospered for a short time. B u t peace was short-lived; bitter religious intolerance led to persecution once again. Joseph S m i t h was the principal target. O n the morning of Monday, June 24, 1844, while voluntarily en route to the prison at Carthage, Illinois, o n false charges, Joseph realized that his life was about to be taken. H e declared prophetically, " 1 am going like a lamb to the slaughter; but 1 a m calm as a summer's m o r n i n g . " T h e following day, although aware of the awful consequences, Joseph and his brother H y r u m surrendered themselves for incarceration. T h e y hoped their sacrifice would at least allay mob violence against their fellow worshipers. Late i n the afternoon o n Thursday, June 27, while awaiting trial under the guaranteed protection of the state of Illinois, Joseph and H y r u m were deliberately abandoned by the m a i n body of their guard, the local militia of "Carthage G r e y s . " A l m o s t w i t h i n minutes a vicious mob, w i t h faces painted black, stormed the Carthage J a i l and murdered the brothers i n cold blood. T h u s , Joseph S m i t h died for proclaiming the greatest message of our time, that G o d again is speaking to m a n . (Information and facts i n this pamphlet excerpted from Joseph S m i t h — H i s t o r y ; History of the Church , v o l . 1 [Salt


J o s e p h Smith and his brother Hyrum sealed their testimonies with their blood in 1844


18 Lake C i t y , U t a h : Deseret Book C o m p a n y , 1967]; Doctrine and Covenants 135; and preliminary pages of Book of Mormon.)

God's Prophets Today

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f the enemies of Joseph S m i t h hoped that his death would put a n end to God's work, they were destined for disappointment. E v e n as the prophet Joshua was called to succeed Moses, so a n unbroken c h a i n of living prophets has been called by G o d to succeed the Prophet Joseph S m i t h . T h r o u g h these modem-day oracles, G o d continues to instruct his c h i l d r e n w i t h a love and concern beyond our comprehension. I n this same spirit of love, he has again revealed the answers to such searching questions as: W h a t is my relationship to God? Does G o d really care about me as an individual? W h y am 1 here on the earth? D i d 1 exist before this life? W h a t happens to me w h e n 1 die? After death, w i l l 1 ever see my loved ones again? Few, if any, c a n honestly say that they have not at some time pondered these questions, perhaps hoping for some enlightenment or comfort. W e know that G o d has revealed answers to these and many other questions; and those answers are for everyone. W e would like to share w i t h you and your family the greatest message of our time.


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The Greatest Message of Our Time (1982)  

This pamphlet recounts the story of the Prophet Joseph Smith and the founding of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — the “grea...

The Greatest Message of Our Time (1982)  

This pamphlet recounts the story of the Prophet Joseph Smith and the founding of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — the “grea...

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