Woodruff (1890): "the Father and the Son both appeared to the Prophet Joseph in answer to his prayer"

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Woodruff (1890): "the Father and the Son both appeared to the Prophet Joseph in answer to his prayer"

Wilford Woodruff:

Sixty years ago, last Sabbath, this Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized in Fayette, Seneca Country, New York…. [24] I have never read anywhere, that I know of, of the same power manifested in any dispensation to the children of men, which was manifested to the Prophet of God in the organization of this Church, when the Father and the Son both appeared to the Prophet Joseph in answer to his prayer, and when the Father said, ‘This is my beloved Son; behold him; hear ye Him.’ This was an important revelation, which has never been manifested in the same manner in any dispensation of the world, that God has given concerning His work. So in its organization, the Prophet of God was administered to by the angels of heaven. They were his teachers, they were his instructors.[1]

Notes

  1. Wilford Woodruff, General Conference, April 4, 1890; Deseret Weekly 40. 16 (Saturday, April 12, 1890): 525; reprinted in Millennial Star 52. (April 28, 1890): 258; Collected Discourses 2. 23-24