“I desire to bear my testimony to you; for I have received an assurance which has taken possession of my whole being. It has sunk deep into my heart; it fills every fiber of my soul; so that I feel to say before this people, and would be pleased to have the privilege of saying it before the whole world, that God has revealed unto me that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, the Redeemer of the world; that Joseph Smith, is, was, and always will be a prophet of God, ordained and chosen to stand at the head of the dispensation of the fulness of times, the keys of which were given to Him, and He will hold them until the winding-up scene-keys which will unlock the door into the kingdom of God to every man who is worthy to enter, and which will close that door against every soul that will not obey the law of God. I know, as I live, that this is true, and I bear my testimony to its truth. If it were the last words I should ever say on earth, I would glory before God my Father that I possess this knowledge in my soul, which I declare unto you as I would the simplest truths of heaven. I know that this is the kingdom of God, and that God is at the helm. He presides over His people.”
Apr. 1901, 72–73.
“I know that my Redeemer lives. I feel it in every fiber of my being. I am just as satisfied of it as I am of my own existence. I cannot feel more sure of my own being than I do that my Redeemer lives, and that my God lives, the Father of my Savior. I feel it in my soul; I am converted to it in my whole being. I bear testimony to you that this is the doctrine of Christ, the gospel of Jesus, which is the power of God unto salvation.”
“I Know That My Redeemer Lives,”
Mar. 1908, 386.
“We believe in fidelity; we believe in truth, in honor, in integrity to God and man. We believe that it is necessary that man should be true to his fellow man, and that if he is not true to his fellow man, he cannot be true to God. If he is false to himself, he may be false to his neighbor; and if he is false to his neighbor and to himself, he will be false to God. We believe in a man being true to his wife and to his children. We believe that women should be true to their husbands. We believe that children should be true to their parents, and that parents should be full of love and integrity toward their children. We exhort the youth of Zion to honor their fathers and their mothers, that their days may be long in the land which the Lord has given unto them, and that no curse shall come upon them through their disobedience to the counsels and examples of their parents. We believe that God lives, and that He is judge of the quick and the dead. We believe that His eye is upon the world, and that He beholds his groveling, erring and weak children upon this earth. We believe that we are here by His design, and not by chance; that we are here to fulfil a destiny, and not to fulfil a whim, or for the gratification of mortal lusts. We believe that we are immortal beings. We believe in the resurrection of the dead, and that as Jesus came forth from the grave to everlasting life, His spirit and body uniting again never more to be separated, so has He opened the way for every son and daughter of Adam, whether living or dead, to come forth from the grave to a newness of life, to become immortal souls, body and spirit united, never to be severed any more.”
“A Sermon on Purity,”
May 1903, 504–505.
“We are living for eternity and not merely for the moment. Death does not part us from one another, if we have entered into sacred relationships with each other by virtue of the authority that God has revealed to the children of men. Our relationships are formed for eternity. We are immortal beings, and we are looking forward to the growth that is to be attained in an exalted life after we have proved ourselves faithful and true to the covenants that we have entered into here, and then we will receive a fullness of joy.”
(Relief Society Magazine,
June 1917, 316.