Lesson 3

“I Had Seen a Vision”

“Lesson 3: ‘I Had Seen a Vision’” Doctrine and Covenants and Church History Class Member Study Guide (1999)


After Jesus Christ was crucified, His Apostles presided over the Church. But soon persecution, divisions, and apostasy increased. Within a few decades, there was a falling away from the Church, as the Apostles had prophesied (Acts 20:28–30; 2 Thessalonians 2:1–3; 2 Timothy 4:3–4). This falling away is known as the Great Apostasy.

Scripture Chain: The Apostasy and the Restoration