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Angel Moroni
Angel Moroni Giving the Plates to Joseph Smith by Jorge Cocco.
197 years ago, on September 21, 1823, the ancient American prophet Moroni as a glorified, angelic being visited the 17-year-old prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. and told him about the Nephite record buried in Hill Cumorah. The following day, Joseph saw the plates for the first time. Four years later, as a 21-year-old married man, Joseph took possession of the plates and the modern Book of Mormon story...
Photograph of Angel Moroni atop the Los Angeles Temple by Steve Mortensen
This is a guest post by Steve Mortensen. Does God really give us that which we earnestly desire? Alma 29:4 .. God .. granteth unto men according to their desire, whether it be unto death or unto life ... he allotteth unto men, yea, decreeth unto them decrees which are unalterable, according to their wills, whether they be unto salvation or unto destruction. About 77 B.C., Book of Mormon...