180 years ago today - Jan 29, 1843

[Joseph Smith]
... [There is no] a greater prophet than John [the Baptist] ... I dont expect I can work Miracles enough to open greatest prophet. What constituted him.--no prophet, if do no miracles John did no miracles.

... instituted before the creation Devil could not come in sign of a dove.--Holy Ghost is a personage in the form of a personage --does not confine itself to form of a dove--but in sign of a dove....

John at that time was the only legal administrator holding the keys of Power there was on Earth.

[Joseph Smith Diary, by Willard Richards, in The Words of Joseph Smith by Joseph Smith by Andrew F. Ehat and Lyndon W. Cook]

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