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KnoWhy #460 - Why Are People Exhausted by Powerful Spiritual Experiences?
|Title||KnoWhy #460 - Why Are People Exhausted by Powerful Spiritual Experiences?|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||Daniel (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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