Hymn #13: An Angel From On High There are 239 chapters in the Book of Mormon. Only 6 do not mention Christ Written by Moroni Written to Lamanites, Jews, and Gentiles Written by commandment Purpose: To show the things the Lord has done To teach the covenants of the Lord To convince all that Jesus is the Christ Added in 1981 edition Joseph Smith said BOM ?keystone of our religion? and that people would ?get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts? Promises Oliver Cowdery ? left the church in 1838; returned in 1848; died in 1850 Martin Harris ? left the Church in 1838; returned in 1842; died in 1875 David Whitmer ? left the church in 1838: never returned; died in 1888. Shone plates by an angel probably in June of 1829 in Fayette, NY. Christian Whitmer ? Always faithful. Died 1835. Jacob Whitmer ? Left Church 1838. Died 1856. Peter Whitmer, Jr. ? Always faithful. Died 1836. John Whitmer ? Left Church 1838. Died 1878. Hiram Page ? Left Church 1838. Died 1852. Joseph Smith, Sr. ? Always faithful. Died 1840. Hyrum Smith ? Always faithful. Died 1844. Samuel H. Smith ? Always faithful. Died 1844. Saw plates shortly after three witnesses did in 1829 in the Sacred Grove Whitmer farm Fayette, New York - Mary Musselman Whitmer saw plates God had a work for Joseph to do. Name would be known for good and evil. An ancient record was deposited, written upon gold plates. The Urim and Thummim were with the plates. Joseph should not show the book to anyone. He was shown the place where the items were hidden. Malachi 1 (parts) Malachi 4 Isaiah 11 (said it was about to be fulfilled) Acts 3:22-23 Joel 2:28-32 Joseph explains Moroni?s visit in Joseph Smith History 1:36-41. Repeated all from the first visit Added: Judgments are coming upon the earth. Repeated all from the previous visits Added: Satan would try to tempt Joseph to use the plates for personal gain. Repeated all from the previous visits Added: To tell his father all he had been told.
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