QUOTE: “Some one may say, ‘If this work of the last days be true, why did not the Saviour come himself to communicate this intelligence to the world?’ Because to the angels was committed the power of reaping the earth, and it was committed to none else.” – Apostle Orson Hyde, General Conference Address, 6 April 1854, Journal of Discourses, vol. 6, p. 335. [source]
COMMENTARY: Just because Joseph Smith’s 1838 account of the First Vision was canonized in 1880 doesn’t mean it actually happened. But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.