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Joseph Smith's First Vision (James E. Faust)


“What was learned from the First Vision?”
  1. The existence of God our Father as a personal being, and proof that man was made in the image of God.
  2. That Jesus is a personage, separate and distinct from the Father.
  3. That Jesus Christ is declared by the Father to be his Son.
  4. That Jesus was the conveyer of revelation as taught in the Bible.
  5. The promise of James to ask of God for wisdom was fulfilled.
  6. The reality of an actual being from an unseen world who tried to destroy Joseph Smith.
  7. That there was a falling away from the Church established by Jesus Christ–Joseph was told not to join any of the sects, for they taught the doctrines of men.
  8. Joseph Smith became a witness for God and his Son, Jesus Christ.”
President James E. Faust
-in Conference Report, Apr. 1984, 92-93; Ensign, May 1984, 68

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