Apostasy and Restoration
Apostasy and Restoration
Discusses aspects of the restored Church, the rejection of Christ’s early Church, the falling away, Joseph’s First Vision, and the lead-up to the restoration of the priesthood and additional scripture.
"If They Harden Not Their Hearts"
(D&C 112:1-16) This video depicts how pride led to the apostasy of Lyman Johnson and Thomas B. Marsh.
A Bicentennial Proclamation to the World
The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles issued a proclamation during the April 2020 general conference: “The Restoration of the Fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ: A Bicentennial Proclamation to the World.”
A Marvelous Work and a Wonder
(JS-H 1:60-65) Isaiah prophesies of the coming forth of the Book of Mormon.
After the New Testament
After the death of Jesus, the Apostles tried to teach the gospel to the wicked people. The Apostles were killed, so the true church was taken away from the earth. Through the prophet Joseph Smith, God brought His gospel back to the earth.
Jan talks about the Apostasy.
Ask of God: Joseph Smith's First Vision
Short film produced for the Church History Museum depicting Joseph Smith's First Vision, including details drawn from each of Joseph Smith's accounts.
Joseph Smith Commemorative Broadcast
This broadcast originated in the Conference Center on December 23, 2005. The broadcast featured words of tribute from the First Presidency and music from the Tabernacle Choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square.
Richard talks about Joseph Smith.
Praise to the Man
A combined choir from the Provo Missionary Training Center sings “Praise to the Man.”
Preparation of Joseph Smith: The First Vision
As an answer to a fervent prayer, Joseph Smith sees God the Father and Jesus Christ.
President Nelson – What Does the Restoration Mean for You?
What does it mean for you that the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored to the earth?
Restoration of the Priesthood
Church members share how they personally have been blessed because God's priesthood authority has been restored to the earth.
Special Witness - Elder Bednar
Elder Bednar recounts the restoration of the priesthood and bears his apostolic testimony of the events.
Stay in the Boat and Hold On!
Highlight: Elder M. Russell Ballard's address at the October 2014 General Conference.
The Apostasy and the Restoration - What the Restoration Means for Me
Young men and women share how events surrounding the Restoration have a very real effect on their daily lives.
The Scriptures and the Restoration
November 2, 2003: Elder L. Tom Perry tells of the coming forth of the Bible, the Restoration, and blessings of studying the scriptures.
Gillian explains that Mormons do not worship Joseph Smith but that they revere him and his role in restoring the gospel.