Joseph Smith

    Prophet of God

    Richard G. Scott

    Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

    Apostle, 1988–present

    Testimony of Joseph Smith

    "Why was Joseph Smith able to do that which was beyond his personal capacity? It was because of his powerful testimony. That led to his obedience, his faith in the Master, and his unwavering determination to do His will. I testify that as your testimony grows in strength, when needed and earned, you can enjoy inspiration to know what to do and when necessary, divine power or capacity to accomplish it. Joseph Smith perfected his ability to follow the guidance of the Lord by practiced personal discipline. He did not let his own desires, convenience, or the persuasions of men interfere with that compliance. Follow his example." ("The Power of a Strong Testimony,"  October 2001 general conference.)