First visitation of angels

i received the first visitation of angels

QUOTE: “A Gentleman called this after noon by the name of Erastus Holmes of Newbury Clemon [Clermont] Co. Ohio, he called to make enquiry about the establish ment of the Church of the latter-day Saints and to be instructed more perfectly in our doctrine &c I commenced and gave him a brief relation of my experience while in my juvenile years, say from 6, years old up to the time I received the first visitation of Angels which was when I was about 14, years old and also the visitations that I received afterward, concerning the book of Mormon, and a short account of the rise and progress of the church, up to this, date he listened verry attentively and seemed highly gratified, and intends to unite with the Church he is a verry candid man indeed and I am much pleased with him.” -Joseph Smith’s journal entry, 14 November 1835. [source]

COMMENTARY: I’m not sure how one can accept an account given three years later saying he saw God and Jesus when in earlier accounts he claims to have seen only angels. But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.

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