Most people know that Joseph Smith He saw Jesus Christ on earth, but did they know that other prophets and apostles have also seen our Savior? These are just some of these stories:
1 President George F. Richards
At the April 1974 general conference, President Spencer W. Kimball told a story about the night President George F. Richards saw Jesus Christ in a dream. President Kimball said that President Richards shared it "more than once" at the meetings. In President Richards' dream, he was in the presence of the Savior and, although Jesus Christ did not say anything, he left a deep and lasting impression on President Richards. "I was in the presence of my Savior while he was standing in the air. He did not say anything to me, but my love for him was such that I have no words to explain. I know that no mortal man can love the Lord as when I experienced that love for the Savior unless God reveals it to him, "said President Richards.
2 President Lorenzo Snow
When Allie Young was a girl, she used to visit her grandfather, the president Lorenzo Snow, in his office in the temple. At that time, family members were allowed to visit the temple presidents in their offices. One night, while leaving with Allie from the temple, President Snow She suddenly stopped Allie in the hall and told him about her heavenly experience in the temple. "It was just here that the Lord Jesus Christ appeared to me at the time of President Woodruff's death," said the President Snow to Allie. "He ordered me to continue and reorganize the First Presidency of the Church at once and not wait as it had done after the death of the previous presidents and that I should succeed President Woodruff [as president of the Church]."
3 President George Q. Cannon
Joseph Dean recorded the testimony of George Q. Cannon about an occasion in which he saw Jesus Christ in the Salt Lake Temple. At first, President Cannon began to relate his testimony. He affirmed that he had "seen the face of [Jesus Christ] and heard his voice." Dean then recorded that President Cannon remained silent until he could regain control of his emotions, after which he testified of God and said that both had seen his face and also heard his voice (George Q Cannon: A Biography by Davis Bitton pg. 415).
4 Elder Orson F. Whitney
Elder Orson F. Whitney told the story of his dream about Gethsemane at the MIA Jubilee Conference at 1925. He said he saw the Savior "as clearly as I see this congregation" and observed how the events in Christ's life were developed by praying in the garden. He saw how the apostles fell asleep and Christ woke them up, and then he saw him after the crucifixion as a resurrected being. He begged Christ to allow him to follow him, but he was asked to remain on earth to finish his work: "He was so alive, so real, that I felt the warmth of his chest, against which I rested. Then he said: 'No, my son; they have finished their work, and they can go with me, but you must stay and finish yours. " Whitney said to the Savior: "Well, promise me that I will come to You at the end." El Salvador responded lovingly: "That will depend entirely on yourself."
5 The Prophet Joseph Smith
Most Latter-day Saints know the story of the First Vision and, therefore, they know that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ visited Joseph Smith in the Sacred Grove in 1820, but many do not know that the Savior appeared to Joseph many times, in various stages of his life.
In 1836, after the dedication of the Kirkland temple, Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery were praying on the first floor of the temple. The curtains fell around the pulpit area and saw the Lord in the pulpit. From the Savior, Joseph wrote: "His eyes were like a flame of fire, the hair of his head was white as pure snow, his countenance shone on the brightness of the sun and his voice was like the sound of great waters, even the voice of Jehovah "(DyC 110: 3). Jesus Christ told them that he had accepted the temple and many people would receive rich blessings because of the ordinances that would be available.
In 1831, Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon moved to Ohio to work on the translation of Bible that Joseph, now known as the Translation of Joseph Smith. During the time they were working on the translation of the Gospel of John, they realized that many truths regarding salvation had been lost. Approximately six months after arriving in Ohio, the two saw a vision of God and of Jesus Christ in the Celestial Kingdom and the other degrees of glory. This vision is now registered as DyC 76.
Translation and adaptation by Juan Pablo Marichal Catalan
Originally posted 2017-10-19 10: 32: 10.