Unknown Sermons of Joseph Smith
July 14, 2010 6 Comments
I’ve bemoaned the lack of sources for Joseph Smith’s sermons here. Part of the problem is the tantalizing tidbits we get from various places. One debated issue is the timing of the visit of Peter, James and John to pass on authority to Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery. Not solving that here (although I think it was probably in 1829). But the literalness of this particular event and the idea that Joseph preached about the experience is the issue I want to bring up.
During the Utah period of Mormonism, one Nathan Baldwin, early member from Kirtland offered his reminiscent account of an apparently pre-1835 address of Joseph’s. His motivation is nearly as interesting, and reflects some opinions being hashed out in the “Reorganization.” Enjoy.