Title

Turning Away

Keywords

review, Joseph Smith, first vision, Book of Mormon

Abstract

From the time of Joseph Smith’s first vision, the concepts of general apostasy and divine restoration have been central to the Latter-day Saint movement. In the Prophet’s account of his vision, he records that after he asked which church he should join, “I was answered that I must join none of them, for they were all wrong; and the Personage who addressed me said that all their creeds were an abomination in his sight; that those professors were all corrupt; that: ‘they draw near to me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me, they teach for doctrines the commandments of men, having a form of godliness, but they deny the power thereof’ ” (Joseph Smith—History 1:19). Later, through visitations from the angel Moroni and through the translation of the Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith’s role in the promised restoration became clear.

Original Publication Citation

Rawlins, Jacob D. “Turning Away.” The FARMS Review 19/1 (2007): 325–31.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2007

Publisher

Brigham Young University

Language

English

College

Humanities

Department

Linguistics

University Standing at Time of Publication

Assistant Professor

Included in

Linguistics Commons

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