“ It happened in the
daytime when the sun was shining brightly
in the firmament, not at night when I was asleep.
The glorious messenger from Heaven, dressed in a white
robe, standing above the ground in a Glory I have never seen
anything to compare with — the sun insignificant in comparison — told us [ that ] if we [ ever ] denied that testimony, there [ would be ] no forgiveness in this life or in the world to come. How can I deny it ?
I dare not. I will not ! ” 1
 
     
     
  In October 1848, I met with the Church in Kanesville, Iowa, and asked
to be readmitted into the Church. At that conference I testified :
 
     
  “ For a number of years
I have been separated from you. I now
desire to come back. I wish to come humbly and to be
one in your midst. I seek no station. I only wish to be identified
with you. I was present with Joseph when an Holy Angel
[ John the Baptist ] from God came down from Heaven and conferred,
or restored, the Aaronic Priesthood . . . I was also
present with Joseph when the Melchizedek Priesthood was
conferred by the Holy Angels of God [ Apostles
Peter, James, and John ].” 2
 
1 Berrett; “ The Restored Church,” Page 58
2 Morgan ; “ From Critic to Convert,” Page 190 ; JSH 1:68-75

 

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