Opening the Heavens: Visions upon Visions (Chapter Only)

Opening the Heavens: Visions upon Visions (Chapter Only)

Author Alexander L. Baugh

This PDF includes "Seventy-Six Accounts of Joseph Smith's Visionary Experiences" and "Documented Visions of Joseph Smith."

Joseph Smith was privileged to view the heavens for extended periods on many occasions. As far as historical records indicate, Joseph Smith received more documentable visions than any other prophet, past or present. His receiving numerous visions occurred in part because he was called and appointed to bring about the "restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began" (Acts 3:21).

Here is a list of seventy-six visions with documentation. The introductory chapter gives an overview of these many visions and groups them into visions of deity, of heavenly messengers, of Satan, and visions received through a seer stone or the Urim and Thummim. Joseph received visions regarding Zion, Zion's Camp, Church organization, temples, and the future.