THE DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS

SECTION 2

Introduction

The words of the angel Moroni to Joseph Smith
at his father's house in Manchester, New York, 21 September 1823.

By the hand of Elijah
Absurdity Contradictions Prophecy 2:1-3

1 Behold, I will reveal unto you the Priesthood, by the hand of Elijah the prophet, before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.

2 And he shall plant in the hearts of the children the promises made to the fathers, and the hearts of the children shall turn to their fathers.

I [the Lord] will reveal to you [Joseph Smith] the priesthood, by the hand of Elijah. [1]

3 If it were not so, the whole earth would be utterly wasted at his coming.

Otherwise, the earth would be destroyed when he came. [2]