Testimony of the First Vision

No other event in all recorded history that compares with Joseph Smith's First Vision
Mormon President Gordon B. Hinckley Church NewsJuly 1, 2006

"I hope with all my heart that each member of this Church will read the story of the Prophet Joseph Smith, read the story of the First Vision and think about it, and pray about it, and cultivate within your hearts a testimony of the truth of that marvelous experience, when the Father and the Son appeared to the boy Joseph.

"There's no other event in all recorded history that compares with it, not even at the baptism of the Savior. Jesus was there at that time to be baptized, and the voice of God was heard, and the Holy Ghost was manifest in the form of a dove. But God the Father was not seen. At the time of the Mount of Transfiguration, again the voice of God was heard, but He was not seen. Again, among the Nephites, when the resurrected Lord appeared among the Nephites, the voice of God was heard again, but He was not seen. Now think of that. All of those great and marvelous things have happened. But in the year when Joseph knelt in the woods, both the Father and the Son appeared to him. And they spoke to him. And he spoke to them. He had an understanding of the Father and the Son that no other man had really ever experienced."

From member meeting, Taipei, Taiwan, Aug. 1, 2005