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KnoWhy #460 - Why Are People Exhausted by Powerful Spiritual Experiences?

TitleKnoWhy #460 - Why Are People Exhausted by Powerful Spiritual Experiences?
Publication TypeKnoWhy
Year of Publication2018
Corporate AuthorsBook of Mormon Central Staff
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
Place PublishedSpringville, UT
KeywordsDaniel (Prophet); Dream; Early Church History; Exhaustion; Holy Spirit; King Lamoni; Moses (Prophet); Prophet; Revelation; Smith, Joseph, Jr.; Vision

Throughout the Book of Mormon and Old Testament, there are occasions where people’s spiritual experiences caused them to become completely exhausted. Joseph Smith’s encounters with divine beings may help explain the vision-related exhaustion experienced by individuals in the Book of Mormon. After the First Vision, as well as his visits from Moroni, he was physically exhausted. In the process of receiving the vision that would eventually be recorded in Doctrine and Covenants section 76, Sidney Rigdon had a similar experience. The characters in the Book of Mormon had significant spiritual experiences that left them exhausted, reminding us all of the price they paid for such experiences.

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Scripture Reference

Alma 19:6