The Prophet Joseph Summary

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RESTORATION OF THE MELCHIZEDEK PRIESTHOOD. The Prophet Joseph, in a communication to the Church, under date of September 6, 1842 [more than 12 years after the event supposedly occurred], makes allusion to the possible appearance by Peter, James and John in the course of a review of the great things God had revealed to him. He said: "And again, what do we hear? Glad tidings from Cumorah. Moroni (We covered this earlier in this report – someone has evidently inserted the name Moroni for Nephi in this revelation), an angel from heaven, declaring the fulfillment of the prophets--the book to be revealed. A voice of the Lord in the wilderness of Fayette, Seneca county, declaring the three witnesses to bear record of the book. The voice of Michael on the banks of the Susquehanna, detecting the devil when he appeared as an angel of light. The voice of Peter, James and John in the wilderness between Harmony, Susquehanna county, and Colesville, Broome county, on the Susquehanna river, declaring themselves as possessing the keys of the kingdom, and of the Dispensation of…show more content…
The subject matter of the revelation is the Sacrament of the Lord's supper; and in the course of it the Lord promises to "drink of the fruit of the vine" with His servants on earth to whom the revelation is addressed; "and with Moroni (Nephi?), * * * and also Michael, or Adam, the father of all, * * * and also with Peter, and James, and John, whom I have sent unto you, by whom I have ordained you and confirmed you to be Apostles, and special witnesses of my name, and bear the keys of your ministry, and of the same things which I revealed unto them; unto whom I have committed the keys of my kingdom, and a dispensation of the gospel for the last times; and for the fullness of times." (Doctrine and Covenants, sec.

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