"An Angel or Rather the Savior" at the Kirtland Temple Dedication, The Vision of Frederick G. Williams
Savior, Kirtland Temple, Frederick G. Williams, Angel
An angel appeared at the Kirtland Temple dedication on March 27, 1836, and President Frederick G. Williams of the First Presidency testified of his appearance. Joseph Smith identified the angel as the Savior come to accept the dedication. Several people in attendance recorded Pres. Williams's testimony and Joseph Smith's identification of the angel as the Savior come to accept his House, the House of the Lord. In 1884, some 50 years later, Truman Angell recorded that the Prophet had identified the angel as Peter come to accept the the House of the Lord. This article considers all the witnesses and the significance of the Savior's appearance at the dedication.
Original Publication Citation
BYU Studies Quarterly vol. 57, no. 2 (2018) 95-130
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Williams, Frederick, ""An Angel or Rather the Savior" at the Kirtland Temple Dedication, The Vision of Frederick G. Williams" (2018). All Faculty Publications. 3005.
BYU Studies Quarterly