1469: John Larsen Analyzes the 1st First Vision Account
August 27, 2021
As most Mormons are just now beginning to learn, Joseph Smith left multiple and varied First Vision accounts that changed dramatically over time. Joseph Smith’s 1st handwritten First Vision account was produced in 1832, and was intentionally hidden from LDS Church members for over a century and a half – primarily because of the many problems it presented to orthodox belief. The “official” First Vision account that the LDS Church ended up adopting is the 1838 version, which varies in several significant ways from the previous versions – primarily reflecting Joseph Smith’s evolving theological beliefs.
Join us today as John Larsen analyzes Joseph Smith’s FIRST (1832) handwritten First Vision account, and explores the many difficulties this version presents to modern Mormon faith.