“Kirtland Ohio: Historic Background and Insights”

Presented by Karl Ricks Anderson, historian and Kirtland Ohio Stake patriarch.  Karl Anderson is an expert on the Kirtland period of Church history.  He powerfully demonstrates that the Savior personally and visibly directed His Church and taught His Saints by showing Himself or speaking to at least twenty-five early leaders in about twenty separate visions or manifestations attested to in Kirtland.  Although early Church members loved and followed the Prophet Joseph Smith, they recognized that the Savior was their leader.  Anderson points out that more first-person words of the Lord have gone to the world from Kirtland than from any other location in our history.  He also shares his understanding of the Kirtland Temple, the first latter-day House of the Lord—with the Savior’s promise that He would manifest Himself to His servants there, and he explores the visions, symbolism, and endowment given there.