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Joseph Smith: BYU Speeches

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The impact of Joseph Smith’s life has been debated for decades. Listen as prophets, apostles, professors, and historians discuss the life of Joseph Smith and add their personal witnesses that he was God’s servant. This unique account commemorates the 174th anniversary of the Prophet’s martyrdom.
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Associate law school dean Katherine D. Pullins shares her story of conversion to the gospel and Church that Joseph Smith restored. But for Joseph and his contributions, she testifies, not only would the world be vastly lacking, but so would our individual lives. Support the show: https://ldsp-pay.ldschurch.org/donations/byu/byu-speeches.html See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
If you had to create the profile of a prophet, what would it look like? Hugh B. Brown speaks on how Joseph Smith's character and works testify of his prophetic calling. Support the show: https://ldsp-pay.ldschurch.org/donations/byu/byu-speeches.html See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We owe much to the Kirtland era of Church history. This time of the restoration is rich in visions, revealed doctrine, and essential progression. Support the show: https://ldsp-pay.ldschurch.org/donations/byu/byu-speeches.html See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Although Joseph Smith was raised in an overly pious and sanctimonious society, his jovial nature, sense of humor, and zeal for life show the Saints that this life is for men to have joy. Support the show: https://ldsp-pay.ldschurch.org/donations/byu/byu-speeches.html See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Although he had little formal schooling, Joseph Smith left the Church a legacy of asking and answering questions, working hard, and learning all we can. Support the show: https://ldsp-pay.ldschurch.org/donations/byu/byu-speeches.html See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Joseph Smith's character is perhaps one of the best manifestations of his calling. He was not only chosen of God, but a loyal friend of man. Support the show: https://ldsp-pay.ldschurch.org/donations/byu/byu-speeches.html See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Heidi Swinton delivers a powerful call to stand by the Prophet Joseph Smith by living for the cause he loved: the cause of Christ. Support the show: https://ldsp-pay.ldschurch.org/donations/byu/byu-speeches.html See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Joseph Smith ignited something in thousands of men and women that connects them to God and to each other in powerful ways. Support the show: https://ldsp-pay.ldschurch.org/donations/byu/byu-speeches.html See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Lord's commandment to stand by Joseph Smith with true loyalty applies to each of us as builders and defenders of God's kingdom. Support the show: https://ldsp-pay.ldschurch.org/donations/byu/byu-speeches.html See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Gordon B. Hinckley shares his powerful testimony of the prophet Joseph Smith. The most important evidence of his calling is the witness of the Spirit. Support the show: https://ldsp-pay.ldschurch.org/donations/byu/byu-speeches.html See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Using stories from the life of the Prophet Joseph Smith to illustrate the fact that there is no man—save it be Christ—who has done more for the world, William Berrett explains that one need only to look at the life and character of the prophet to find an example of service and humility. Support the show: https://ldsp-pay.ldschurch.org/donations/byu/byu-speeches.html See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Using scripture and the personal histories of the Prophet and his associates, Alexander L. Baugh offers an explanation of Joseph Smith’s distinct but complementary roles as seer, translator, revelator, and prophet. Support the show: https://ldsp-pay.ldschurch.org/donations/byu/byu-speeches.html See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Bonnie L. Oscarson teaches us how Joseph Smith's life teaches us about our potential, standing up to criticism, and repentance. A testimony of this prophet brings us closer to the Savior. Support the show: https://ldsp-pay.ldschurch.org/donations/byu/byu-speeches.html See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Elder Neal A. Maxwell bears powerful testimony of the choice seer Joseph Smith and his role in revealing essential truth about our Savior Jesus Christ. Support the show: https://ldsp-pay.ldschurch.org/donations/byu/byu-speeches.html See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Lack of knowledge about specific church events does not mean that we must doubt. We must only keep searching for the truth, whether by history or faith. Support the show: https://ldsp-pay.ldschurch.org/donations/byu/byu-speeches.html See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It can be easy to focus on what happened under Joseph's direction. But it is just as important to learn about the hard working, family oriented man he was. Support the show: https://ldsp-pay.ldschurch.org/donations/byu/byu-speeches.html See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Preston Nibley offers little-known insights into the history of the Book of Mormon manuscripts which help us appreciate its value as a book of scripture. Support the show: https://ldsp-pay.ldschurch.org/donations/byu/byu-speeches.html See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In our quest for knowledge, we must learn to ask questions - but we must learn to ask the right questions, and we must learn how to find answers. Support the show: https://ldsp-pay.ldschurch.org/donations/byu/byu-speeches.html See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Many critics of the Book of Mormon have tried but failed to give a credible alternative to Joseph Smith's testimony of it. How can we know if it is true? Support the show: https://ldsp-pay.ldschurch.org/donations/byu/byu-speeches.html See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Gordon B. Hinckley shares his testimony that Joseph Smith was called to be a prophet of God. There are many others whose lives testified of his call. Support the show: https://ldsp-pay.ldschurch.org/donations/byu/byu-speeches.html See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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