"He said there was a book deposited, written upon gold plates... He also said that the fulness of the everlasting Gospel was contained in it" (Joseph Smith—History 1:34).
"He called me by name, and said unto me that he was a messenger sent from the presence of God to me, and that his name was Moroni; that God had a work for me to do"
(Joseph Smith—History 1:33)
This messenger [Moroni] proclaimed himself to be an angel of God, sent to bring the joyful tidings that... the Gospel in all its fullness to be preached in power, unto all nations that a people might be prepared for the Millennial reign. (History of the Church, 4:536–37)
"I found the same messenger there, and received instruction and intelligence from him at each of our interviews" (Joseph Smith—History 1:54).
"There was plates of gold upon which there was engravings which was engraven by Moroni and his fathers the servants of the living God in ancient days" (Personal Writings of Joseph Smith, 12)
Jesus Christ said of Joseph Smith: "And I will give unto him a commandment that he shall do none other work, save the work which I shall command him" (2 Nephi 3:8).
"And gave him [Joseph Smith] power from on high, by the means which were before prepared, to translate the Book of Mormon" (D&C 20:8).
"Behold, I am Jesus Christ, whom the prophets testified shall come into the world" (3 Nephi 11:10).
"And behold, they saw a Man descending out of heaven" (3 Nephi 11:8).
"Thrust your hands into my side, and also that ye may feel the prints of the nails in my hands and in my feet, that ye may know that I am the God of Israel" (3 Nephi 11:14).