Category:Witnesses of Angels

Witnesses of Angels

Parent page: Witnesses of the Restoration

Joseph Smith introduced angels to others

Many a pretender to the prophetic office has claimed to entertain angels or to have spoken with God, but who other than Joseph Smith introduced his angels to others? Joseph Smith introduced Moroni to Oliver Cowdery, David Whitmer, and Martin Harris (Testimony of the 3 Witnesses) [1]. He was never alone when priesthood or keys were restored.... He and Sydney Rigdon received the revelation on the degrees of glory together. Together they saw legions of angels, along with the Father and the Son (see D&C 76:21-23) [2]. Oliver Cowdery was with Joseph Smith when John the Baptist came to restore the Aaronic Priesthood [3], and when Peter, James, and John came to restore the Melchizedek Priesthood [4]. Oliver was also with Joseph Smith when Christ came to accept the dedication of the Kirtland Temple, and Moses, Elias, and Elijah restored their keys, powers, and authorities (D&C 110). " [5]

Angels were seen by thousands at dedication of Kirkland Temple

The Kirtland Temple dedication alone was witnessed by nearly 1000 people in attendance. Some saw the Savior, others angels, and some had visions and spoke in tongues. There was also a rushing of wind as George A. Smith began to prophesy and the whole congregation arose at once. People in the neighborhood came running to see what was happening. They saw a bright light like a pillar of fire resting on the temple. It was reported that many in attendance spoke in tongues and prophesied. Descriptions of this event are found in the History of the Church vol. 2, pages 380-382, 427-428 and James Talmage’s House of the Lord pages 99-102. The full account is here [6] and here [7]


  5. Joseph Fielding McConkie, Sons and Daughters of God: The Loss and Restoration of Our Divine Inheritance (Salt Lake City, Utah: Bookcraft, 1994), 194–195. ISBN 0884949362

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