there was a distinct moment in my life.
i was 17.
i heard a young man say the following words.
and time stood still.
he spoke directly to my heart. he pierced it.
"I saw a pillar of light exactly over my head, above the brightness of the sun, which descended gradually until it fell upon me. It no sooner appeared than I found myself delivered from the enemy which had me bound. When the light rested upon me I saw two Personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other— This is My Beloved Son, Hear Him!"
who is joseph smith?