contention

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

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:

http://www.lettervii.com/2020/03/march-26-1830-and-2020.html

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.

https://latterdaysaintmag.com/oh-how-lovely-was-the-morning-sun-26-mar-1820-2/

There is a wonderful video of the evidence here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6MsQ6QBMMY

And their web page is here:

https://march26th1820.com/

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