September 22, 1823, Palmyra, 17 year-old Joseph Smith Jr. was called by name by a messenger sent from the presence of the Lord. He called himself Moroni and told Joseph that God had a work for him to do and that his name should be had for good and evil among all nations, kindreds and tongues. Now, nearly two centuries later the controversies regarding Joseph Smith and early Church history have crossed generational lines, all international boundaries, and reached many families. The question is ultimately the same that it has always been, is Joseph Smith a prophet of God or a fraud and a charlatan? Was he an honest man or a liar? This History of the Saints presentation speaks to those who have concerns about Church history and particularly, Joseph Smith as a prophet, a man, and a historical figure.