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    Apostasy and Restoration

    Apostasy and Restoration

    Wide shot of Joseph Smith experiencing the First Vision in the Sacred Grove

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    "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.
    11:21
    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.”
    9:24
    A Marvelous Work and a Wonder
    (JS-H 1:60-65) Isaiah prophesies of the coming forth of the Book of Mormon.
    5:46
    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.
    2:51
    Apostasy—Jan
    Jan talks about the Apostasy.
    2:04
    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.
    6:35
    First Vision Accounts: Joseph Smith, “Church History,” 1 March 1842 (Wentworth Letter)
    Karen Davidson explores the First Vision account contained in what came to be called the "Wentworth Letter".
    2:37
    Joseph Smith—Richard
    Richard talks about Joseph Smith.
    1:29
    Praise to the Man
    A combined choir from the Provo Missionary Training Center sings “Praise to the Man.”
    5:13
    Preparation of Joseph Smith: The First Vision
    As an answer to a fervent prayer, Joseph Smith sees God the Father and Jesus Christ.
    2:06
    Restoration of the Priesthood
    Church members share how they personally have been blessed because God's priesthood authority has been restored to the earth.
    2:00
    Special Witness - Elder Bednar
    Elder Bednar recounts the restoration of the priesthood and bears his apostolic testimony of the events.
    3:46
    Stay in the Boat and Hold On!
    Highlight: Elder M. Russell Ballard's address at the October 2014 General Conference.
    1:47
    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.
    4:44
    The Message of the Restoration
    Declare to the world that the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ was restored to the earth.
    2:22
    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.
    43:47
    Truth Restored—Gillian
    Gillian explains that Mormons do not worship Joseph Smith but that they revere him and his role in restoring the gospel.
    0:54