President Packer’s Final Witness

During his 45 years as an Apostle, President Packer humbly bore testimony of our Savior Jesus Christ. Shortly before his death on July 3, 2015, President Packer requested that his final testimony, along with excerpts from his ministry, be shared in the Ensign.

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After all the years I have lived and taught and served, after the millions of miles I have traveled around the world, with all that I have experienced, there is one great truth that I would share. That is my witness of the Savior Jesus Christ.

Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon recorded the following after a sacred experience:

“And now, after the many testimonies which have been given of him, this the testimony, last of all, which we give of him: That he lives! For we saw him” (D&C 76:22−23).

Their words are my words.

How privileged I have been throughout my life to be able to bear my special witness that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. I testify in all humility, but with absolute certainty, that He is the Only Begotten of the Father. This is His Church; He presides over it and directs this work. He is our Redeemer. I know He lives, and I know Him. Of this I testify in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

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