Thank you for reminding me of Joseph Smith Sr.'s and Lucy Mack Smith's Tree of Life vision. They were not only prepared for the Book of Mormon, but were surely hungry for the true gospel of Jesus Christ - the Restoration! What a marvelous work and a wonder!
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Can you imagine how Joseph Sr. must have felt when he read the account of Lehi/Nephi's vision of the Tree of Life. It is interesting that each culture has an account of this same vision but over time has lost the true understanding of it.
Very good and insightful article. I guess Joseph Smith Sr. had the vison in 1811 that would make Joseph Smith JR about 3 years old.I'm sure this helped prepare Sr. for the important work that Joseph Smith Jr. was forordained to do.
Scot -- you made my day with this article!! Loved, first of all, your perfect description of immersing ourselves in the scriptures..."a meandering path thru doctrine, history, culture, discovery & personal revelation" So beautifully said! Then...loved the side-by-side, compare-&-contrast of these two patriarchs and their Tree of Life experiences. Thank you so much for your incites!!
Thank you, I always love the insight and perspective you all bring to topics that are important. I also did not know about Joseph Smith Sr.'s vision.
Actually both Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack Smith saw the same Tree of Life vision.
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