Did Joseph Smith See God the Father?




“…I saw two Personages… One of them…said, pointing to the other —This is My Beloved Son. Hear Him!During…the time… I was left to all kinds of temptations… I frequently fell into many foolish errors… offensive in the sight of God.” —Joseph Smith – History 1:17, 28

When Moses spoke to God face to face, did he see God’s face?

“And the Lord spake unto Moses face to face… And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.” —Exodus 33:11, 20

Since Joseph was a sinner, how could he have seen the Father?

“And he said unto Moses, Thou canst not see my face …And no sinful man hath at any time, neither shall there be any sinful man at any time, that shall see my face and live.”—Exodus 33:20, Joseph Smith Translation

“No man hath seen God at any time…. ” —John 1:18

According to Smith’s 1832 account of his vision, Who did he see?

“…I saw the Lord and he spake… I am the Lord of glory. I was crucified for the world…”—The Personal Writings of Joseph Smith, compiled by Dean C. Jesse, p. 6

When people saw God in the Bible, Who did they really see?

“Jesus saith…‘He that hath seen me hath seen the Father…’ ” —John 14:9

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