New Experience
      • A Christian Heritage

      • "I was born of goodly parents who spared no pains to instruct me in the Christian religion" (in The Papers of Joseph Smith, ed. Dean C. Jessee [1989], 1:3).

      • "[Joseph Smith Sr.'s] family consisting of eleven souls" (Joseph Smith—History 1:4). 

      • Joseph and Emma

      • "She is here . . . undaunted, firm, and unwavering -- unchangeable, affectionate Emma" (History of the Church, 5:107).

      • "And the office of thy calling shall be for a comfort unto my servant, Joseph Smith, Jun., thy husband, in his afflictions" (D&C 25:5).

      • Character of Joseph

      • "Every man seeking the interest of his neighbor, and doing all things with an eye single to the glory of God" (D&C 82:19).

      • "And above all things, clothe yourselves with the bond of charity, as with a mantle, which is the bond of perfectness and peace" (D&C 88:125).

      • Friend of Man

      • "Ever keep in exercise the principle of mercy, and be ready to forgive our brother on the first intimations of repentance" (History of the Church, 3:383).

      • Praise to the man who communed with Jehovah! Jesus anointed that Prophet and Seer. Blessed to open the last dispensation, Kings shall extol him, and nations revere (William W. Phelps, "Praise to the Man," Hymns [1985], no. 27).

      • "Hail to the Prophet, ascended to heaven! Traitors and tyrants now fight him in vain... Death cannot conquer the hero again" (William W. Phelps, "Praise to the Man," Hymns [1985], no. 27).