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“I was filled with the spirit of god and the <Lord> opened the heavens upon me and I saw the Lord and he spake unto me saying Joseph <my son> thy sins are forgiven thee. go thy <way> walk in my statutes and keep my commandments behold I am the Lord of glory I was crucifyed for the world that all those who believe on my name may have Eternal life.”

Joseph Smith, Jr., Letterbook 1 (Kirtland, OH: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, circa Summer 1832), 3.