EXTRACTS FROM THE HISTORY OF JOSEPH SMITH, THE PROPHET
Never did any passage of come with more power to the heart of man than this did at this time to mine. It seemed to enter with great force into every feeling of my heart. I reflected on it again and again, knowing that if any person needed bwisdom
from God, I did; for how to act I did not know, and unless I could get more wisdom than I then had, I would never know; for the teachers of religion of the different sects cunderstood
the same passages of scripture so differently as to destroy all confidence in settling the question by an appeal to the Bible.