The Angel Moroni Appears in Joseph Smith’s Bedroom in Answer to His Prayer
Joseph Smith—History 1:30–32
30 While I was thus in the act of calling upon God, I discovered a light appearing in my room, which continued to increase until the room was lighter than at noonday, when immediately a personage appeared at my bedside, standing in the air, for his feet did not touch the floor.
31 He had on a loose robe of most exquisite whiteness. It was a whiteness beyond anything earthly I had ever seen; nor do I believe that any earthly thing could be made to appear so exceedingly white and brilliant. His hands were naked, and his arms also, a little above the wrist; so, also, were his feet naked, as were his legs, a little above the ankles. His head and neck were also bare. I could discover that he had no other clothing on but this robe, as it was open, so that I could see into his bosom.
32 Not only was his robe exceedingly white, but his whole person was glorious beyond description, and his countenance truly like lightning. The room was exceedingly light, but not so very bright as immediately around his person. When I first looked upon him, I was afraid; but the fear soon left me.
Oliver Cowdery wrote:
“The stature of this personage was a little above the common size of men in this age; his garment was perfectly white, and had the appearance of being without seam. . . . [The angel identified himself as Moroni], a messenger sent by commandment of the Lord, to deliver a special message, and to witness to him [Joseph Smith] that his sins were forgiven, and that his prayers were heard.”
(Latter-day Saints’ Messenger and Advocate, Feb. 1835, 79.)