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Joseph Smith: Prophet of the Restoration

Just got back from watching Joseph Smith: Prophet of the Restoration.


It was really good. Even though I already knew the story from watching different versions over the years and reading the story and studied church history, did seminary, all that stuff... it was still really good and I cried.


I don't really enjoy movies that make ya cry too much. But this one is different because even though Joseph is martyred, we know that God lives, that Jesus lives and that He has overcome death. Jesus is resurrected and all that believe on him will live again. Jesus is our Savior. This is the very truth that Joseph prophesied on over and over again.


The thing that was new to me, or at least a reminder was just seeing how many trials Joseph lived through - and what he died for - makes me want to try a lot harder...


Now for my favorite scripture quoted in the movie:


And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophesies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins. (2 Nephi 25:26)




(warning: contains spoilers)
In the film, there is a girl and her father that are making their way from the old country to America to join themselves with the saints. Her father doesn't believe that Joseph is a prophet. He's kinda like how can you know he's the prophet - you haven't even met him. And the daughter is like - Dad you don't have to meet him to know he's the prophet. So she gives her Dad this letter and the Book of Mormon to read and over the course of 3 days he reads all this stuff. But he still doesn't really believe. And then they finally get there and then Joseph is on his way to Carthage jail. And she's running through town together with her father to see the prophet. And in the end, she doesn't get to see him - but her father turns to her and says: you don't have to meet him to know he's the prophet. So, we see he got his testimony.

Comments

Els Manning said…
very nicely written , it was a good testimony... Good job lady!

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