“Lesson 3: ‘I Had Seen a Vision’” Doctrine and Covenants and Church History Class Member Study Guide (1999)
“Lesson 3,” Doctrine and Covenants and Church History Class Member Study Guide
After Jesus Christ was crucified, His Apostles presided over the Church. But soon persecution, divisions, and apostasy increased. Within a few decades, there was a falling away from the Church, as the Apostles had prophesied (Acts 20:28–30; 2 Thessalonians 2:1–3; 2 Timothy 4:3–4). This falling away is known as the Great Apostasy.
Why was Joseph confused about which church he should join? (See Joseph Smith—History 1:5–10.) How was Joseph’s situation like that of people today who are searching to know the truth?
What are some of the truths we can learn from the First Vision?