2 thoughts on “The Greatest Speech Ever Made

  1. Kenneth T. September 26, 2020 / 7:53 pm

    I first saw this video a number of years ago. I think it was the only time I’ve ever seen him talk – and a great speech at that!

  2. tim October 3, 2020 / 1:28 pm

    There is a prevalent notion in the world today that before the time of Columbus, Galileo, and Copernicus, all ancient people believed that the earth was flat and the center of the universe. From the writings of the Scriptures, and more especially those which have come to us in this dispensation, we know that the ancient peoples, when they were guided by the Spirit of the Lord, had the true conception of the universe. The Lord revealed to Abraham great truths about the heavenly bodies, their revolutions, times and seasons, and these were published by the Prophet Joseph Smith before modern astronomers were familiar with these facts. From the writings of Abraham we learn that the Egyptians understood the nature of the planets. Moses also recorded much about this and other worlds, but because of the unbelief and apostasy from truth, these writings were eliminated from his writings. In the Book of Abraham we find the following:
    “But the records of the fathers, even the patriarchs concerning the right of Priesthood the Lord my God preserved in mine own hands; therefore a knowledge of the beginning of the creation, and also of the planets, and of the stars, as they were made known unto the fathers, have I kept even unto this day, and I shall endeavor to write some of these things uipon this record, for the benefit of my posterity that shall come after me. ”
    We learn from the Book of Mormon (Helaman 12:13-15) that the Nephites understood the nature of the planets. It was not until apostasy and rebellion against the things of God that the knowledge of the universe, as well as the knowledge of other truths, became lost among men.
    Teaching of the Prophet Joseph Smith p 118

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