What was Jesus' first recorded teaching? It may not be what we think.
The duality of the world is nested within the nonduality or oneness of Ultimate Reality. Sages have been teaching and praying this for millennia, that we are this One, despite our apparent duality.
I suggest that the physical object that Joseph had in his possession was not literally ancient gold plates, but plates of his own creation which talismanically represented the "gold plates" of his visions, aiding his mystical translation of those visions.
A new translation of Genesis 1, updating many ideas in terms of modern cosmology, but also in mystical terms of God's own Incarnation in and as the cosmos, and in all Life as well.
Lehi's dream in the Book of Mormon might be an esoteric mystical-allegorical account of Joseph Smith's own First Vision.
A translation where Jesus talks about why he teaches using metaphors and other symbolic tools, like stories, etc.
A translation of a non-canonical saying from Jesus about the location of the kingdom and how to find it there.
Paul talks about "Christ" as the One, and persons as the parts that make up that One.
A translation of Joseph Smith's insights, about the power of spiritual influence, and how it can easily be lost by ego.
What does it mean to see God's "face"? To see God "face to face"? Perhaps it is not the literal meaning that we often think it means.