Joseph Imitates Jesus

By Chris Layton

January 6, 2020

“Some of the company thought I was not a very meek Prophet; so I told them: “I am meek and lowly in heart,” and will personify Jesus for a moment, to illustrate the principle, and cried out with a loud voice,

“Woe unto you, ye doctors; Woe unto you, ye lawyers; Woe unto you, ye Scribes, Pharisees, and Hypocrites!” But you cannot find the place where I ever went that I found fault with their food, their drink, their house, their lodgings; no, never;”

(“I went- I found?” So was Joseph talking in Jesus’ voice or his own?)

“and this is what is meant by the meekness and lowliness of of Jesus”
(Joseph Smith Jr. TPJS p.270)

“Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do; for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.
For the Father loveth the Son, and showeth him all things that himself doeth; and he will show him greater works than these, that ye may marvel.
For as the Father raiseth up the dead and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.” (John 5:19-21)

The Son redeems just like the Father redeems. The Son raises the dead just like the Father raises the dead and I work for the dead.