Four Steps to Rend the Veil and See God
By Jasmin Gimenez Rappleye
Doctrine and Covenants 67 addresses the printing of Joseph Smith’s revelations, but it more fundamentally narrows in on the source of the revelations: the presence of God. In November 1831, while discussing the printing of the Book of Commandments, some of the elders questioned the unpolished and sometimes abrasive language of the revelations. Joseph Smith promised the elders that they could receive a testimony of the revelations for themselves. When the elders tried to receive this revelation and failed, the Lord taught them how to rend the veil and approach God. Joseph had predicted that if the Saints could all “come together with one heart and one mind in perfect faith the vail might as well be rent to day as next week or any other time.”
- How can you know if an answer to prayer, a personal revelation, is true?
- “What Should I Do If I Think I’ve Received Revelation Different from Apostles and Prophets?”
- Does God Authorize His Prophets to Make Mistakes?
- No paid Latter-day Saint (“Mormon”) ministry
- How could Joseph Smith have seen God if the Bible says that God cannot be seen by mortals?
- Why is the Masonic symbol of the “All Seeing Eye” present on the Salt Lake Temple?
- Why didn’t Joseph Smith’s siblings wake up during Moroni’s visit?