Why is our Church unique?

Neil L. Andersen

Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

From “Come unto Him,” Ensign, May 2009, 80.


Neil L. Andersen
Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shares some of his thoughts on this subject.

Why is our Church unique?

Only here is the priesthood of God, restored to earth by heavenly messengers.

Only here does the Book of Mormon stand with the Bible in revealing and declaring the full divinity and gospel of Christ.

Only here are there prophets of God, bringing guidance from heaven and holding the keys that bind in heaven what is bound on earth.

Above all, we proclaim our Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ. … We must not [back away] from what is uniquely and singularly found in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The Restoration of the Melchizedek Priesthood, by Kenneth Riley, © 1965 IRI; Joseph Smith Jr. by Alvin Gittins, © 1959 IRI; Moroni Burying the Plates, by Tom Lovell, © IRI; The Lord Jesus Christ, by Del Parson, © 1983 IRI