Moroni or Nephi? Who did Joseph Really See?
Amazing that the Mormon Church puts this information on their website, regarding Joseph’s visitation from an angel. When Joseph recorded the visitation in his diary he wrote that he saw the Angel Nephi…”Nephi”…NOT “Moroni” as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-Saints changed it to. How can they retract the angel Moroni now, when they have placed him on top of every LDS temple, stating Moroni will announce the coming of the Lord. Mormon’s have told the world that Moroni was the last warrior-prophet in the Book of Mormon and that after his death he became a resurrected angel.The Mormon church still continues to this day to tell their members that it was the Angel Moroni who came to Jospeh Smith in a dream yet on the other hand they contradict themselves by printing Joseph’s own hand writing in his diary that he saw the Angel Nephi.
- The Joseph Smith Papers, History, circa 1841, draft [Draft 3]. The Angel “Nephi”, in Joseph’s own handwriting: http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/history-circa-1841-draft-draft-3/6?highlight=nephi