Joseph Smith's First Vision/Criticisms of events occurring after the First Vision

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Criticisms of events occurring after the First Vision

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Joseph Smith's early knowledge of the nature of God

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Published references to Joseph Smith's First Vision

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Brigham Young and Joseph Smith's First Vision

Summary: It is claimed either that Brigham never taught about the First Vision, or that he taught that the Lord did not appear to Joseph. Both claims are false.

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John Taylor's understanding of the First Vision

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Did Joseph Smith join other churches contrary to commandment in the First Vision?

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Persecution of Joseph Smith after the First Vision

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Claims that the First Vision was fabricated by Joseph Smith to give him a line of "Godly authority"

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Some Church leaders referred to the personages that appeared in the First Vision as "angels"

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First Vision accounts in Church publications

Summary: The claim is sometimes made by critics that the LDS Church hides the various accounts of Joseph Smith's First Vision that are not in its official canon. The following chronological database (compiled by FairMormon volunteer Edward Jones) demonstrates conclusively that this is simply not the case. The various accounts of the First Vision have been widely acknowledged in LDS-authored sources throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

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