Note: This page pertains to a diagram that has been removed from the lastest edition of the CES Letter
First Vision Four Accounts Diagram (CES Removed)
The diagram below shows that the chart misrepresents the 1832 account, which plainly mentions a "piller of fire" [sic]. In addition, Joseph said that he "saw the Lord." The "Lord" is am ambiguous term, usually reserved for Christ, but not invariably so. The 1832 account contains ambiguities that the biased CES Letter interprets as contradictions.
"Accounts of the First Vision", LDS.org.
Milton V. Backman, "Joseph Smith's Recitals of the First Vision," Ensign, January 1985.
Dr. James B. Allen, "Eight Contemporary Accounts of Joseph Smith's First Vision - What Do We Learn from Them?", Improvement Era, April 1970, 4-13.