Heber J. Grant, 7th President of the Church, 1918–1945
"I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of the true and the living God, and that there are thousands and tens of thousands of Latter-day Saints who have this knowledge, as perfectly as I have it; that God has revealed it to them, that they are not indebted to any man or set of men for this light, knowledge and testimony regarding God our Father and his Son Jesus Christ, and regarding the divinity of the mission of the Prophet Joseph Smith, the instrument of our heavenly Father and of our Savior in restoring again and establishing upon the earth the gospel of life and salvation, the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, which will bring to us salvation, if we are faithful in keeping his commandments, and we shall thus enjoy the privilege of mingling with God and our Redeemer, and the faithful ones who have gone before, throughout the countless ages of eternity."
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