"I saw a pillar of light exactly over my head, above the brightness of the sun, which descended gradually until it fell upon me.
It no sooner appeared than I found myself delivered from the enemy which held me bound. When the light rested upon me I saw two Personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other—This is My Beloved Son. Hear Him!
My object in going to inquire of the Lord was to know which of all the sects was right, that I might know which to join. No sooner, therefore, did I get possession of myself, so as to be able to speak, than I asked the Personages who stood above me in the light, which of all the sects was right (for at this time it had never entered into my heart that all were wrong)—and which I should join.
I was answered that I must join none of them, for they were all wrong; and the Personage who addressed me said that all their creeds were an abomination in his sight; that those professors were all corrupt; that: “they draw near to me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me, they teach for doctrines the commandments of men, having a form of godliness, but they deny the power thereof.”
He again forbade me to join with any of them; and many other things did he say unto me, which I cannot write at this time. When I came to myself again, I found myself lying on my back, looking up into heaven." (Entire account in Joseph Smith History 1:16-20).
Can you imagine the import of that experience? The heavens were rent, and God became known to men again. It was the beginning of this, the dispensation of the Fulness of Times. Soon after, an angel would fly in the midst of heaven with the fulness of the everlasting Gospel to bring Christ's gospel to the world, as John the Revelator prophesied in the Bible (Revelation 14:6).
After this experience, through successive heavenly experiences, Christ's gospel, once lost, was restored to the earth, with all of the attendant blessings that were in the New Testament Church Christ setup, and all of the blessings from all previous gospel dispensations.
I testify that Joseph Smith saw God the Father, and his son Jesus Christ, and they did give him the answer to his prayer, that he would be the prophet who would restore Christ's Biblical church to this earth. Through Joseph and others, the Book of Mormon was translated, Priesthood and Temple blessings restored, and the power of God again would cover the earth. Jesus Christ lives, and stands at the head of this church named for him.
I invite all to come unto Christ, and learn of his restored gospel again upon the earth. It will bring you closer to Christ. Follow the links below to learn more, and I promise you that the Holy Spirit will testify of these truths to your heart. That we may ever come unto Christ is my prayer.
Click here or watch below to see Ask of God, Joseph Smith's First Vision, a video combining all accounts of the first Vision. Picture is courtesy this video.
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Picture is First Vision by Jon McNaughton