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Joseph Smith Religion

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In the early 1800’s during the time of the Second Great Awakening was a time of turmoil and confusion for the citizens of different religions during this time. Many different religions began to pop up during this time, and each vied for the attention of potential converts. However, a boy Joseph Smith decided to seek the true religion through prayer, and he was told none of them was true. This is a story that every member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints learns about when they are young. The principle that I will be studying this paper is that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God, and by understanding this we know that the fullness of the gospel has been restored to the earth today.
God reveals through revelation that Joseph Smith is his chosen servant, meaning a prophet. Heavenly Father explains to the readers that “Verily, I say unto my servant Joseph Smith, Jun., […]—I called you servants for the world’s sake, and ye are their servants for my sake—“ (D&C 93:45-46). Looking at this scripture we understand that Heavenly Father is explaining that Joseph Smith’s calling was to be a servant. A servant is someone who obeys the orders of a master by their own choice. Similarly, a prophet is a man who listens to the orders of God and then relay
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Callister in his General Conference address makes it clear why Joseph Smith was needed today as a prophet. He explains, “[B]ecause he [Joseph Smith] was the instrument in God’s hands to restore the same Church of Jesus Christ as existed in primitive times—all of its powers as well as all of its doctrines” (Tad R. Callister, 2009, October General Conference). Callister explains clearly that the reason we need prophets today is because they are instruments in the hands of God. Joseph Smith was called as this instrument because we needed all of the powers and doctrines of the church restored the church today. Furthermore, Callister’s words provide an additional witness to Joseph Smith being a prophet of
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