The prevalence of a spirit of contention amongst a people is a certain sign of deadness with respect to the things of religion. When men's spirits are hot with contention, they are cold to religion. - Jonathan Edwards “The Book of Mormon does not supplant the Bible. It expands, extends, clarifies, and amplifies our knowledge of the Savior. Surely, this second witness should be cause for great rejoicing by all Christians.” - Joseph B. Wirthlin

Thursday, March 26, 2020

200 years ago: March 26, 1820 and 1830 - First Vision and Book of Mormon

Book of Mormon

Today, March 26, is a significant anniversary in Church history because it was the date of the first notice of the publication and availability of the Book of Mormon. I blogged about that here:

First Vision

It's also a significant date because the best evidence indicates that this was also the date of the First Vision. This article by John C. Lefgren summarizes the evidence.

There is a wonderful video of the evidence here:

And their web page is here:

If you're not already familiar with this project, today is a good day to learn about it.