The stories about Joseph Smith’s divine experience in upstate New York are significantly different, but looking at the first account, how possible is it that Joseph Smith saw the Lord Jesus Christ in his mind?
“In The Power of Parable, top Bible scholar John Dominic Crossan carefully dissects the stories we read in the gospels to get back to what Jesus actually intended to teach. Parables became so important for Jesus’s teaching that his follows also used this form to explain Jesus’s own life, ministry, and accomplishments.”
“Each gospel, then, is really a book-length ‘megaparable’ about Jesus of Nazareth.”
“Crossan also shows how these four gospel writers ended up undermining Jesus’s true message of God’s kingdom – that of bringing peace and justice for all,” “The Power of Parable” reads.