New Experience

    Joseph Smith

    Prophet of God

    Neil L. Andersen

    Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

    Apostle, 2009–present

    Testimony of Joseph Smith

    "Remember the example of the young Joseph Smith. When he lit the candle at night to read the Bible, it was because he wanted to. When he went into the grove to pray, he went alone.1

    "As we increase our understanding and love for the Savior, His light will illuminate everything around us. We then will see evil for what it is.2

    "I know that Jesus Christ is our Savior. Words cannot describe His greatness and glory, His majesty and magnificence. He appeared with His Father to the Prophet Joseph Smith. President Gordon B. Hinckley is the prophet of God today. Brethren, we hold His holy priesthood. As we remain worthy, we will be blessed to see the evil behind the smiling eyes. I so testify in the name of Jesus Christ, amen." ("Beware of the Evil behind the Smiling Eyes," April 2005 General Conference)

    "We know that Jesus is the Christ. He is resurrected. In our day, through the Prophet Joseph Smith, the priesthood of God has been restored. We have the gift of the Holy Ghost. The Book of Mormon is what we claim it to be. The promises of the temple are certain. The Lord Himself has declared the unique and singular mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to be “a light to the world” and “a messenger … to prepare the way before [Him]”3 even as “the gospel roll[s] forth unto the ends of the earth.4”" ("It’s True, Isn’t It? Then What Else Matters?," April 2007 General Conference)

    Footnotes

    [1] See JS—H 1:11–20.

    [2] See Moses 1:1–22.

    [3] D&C 45:9

    [4] D&C 65:2