Moroni or Nephi? Who did Joseph Really See?

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.

References:

  1. 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
Nephi in the personal writings of Joseph Smith posted in the Joseph Smith Papers section of LDS.org.
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Author: Lee Baker

As a former Mormon Bishop and member of the Church for over 32 years, my wife Kathy and I have spent many years in various Leadership positions of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, documenting, verifying and studying, specifically, the original teachings of the Church. I have found many of the most fundamental of these teachings to be completely out of harmony with the Lord’s teachings in the Bible.