“To the testimonies of these mighty men and apostles of old—our brethren in the ministry of the same Master—I add my own testimony. I know that Jesus Christ is the Son of the living God and that he was crucified for the sins of the world.
“He is my friend, my Savior, my Lord, my God.
“With all my heart I pray that the Saints may keep his commandments, have his Spirit, and gain an eternal inheritance with him in celestial glory.” (“An Eternal Hope in Christ,” International Magazines, February 1979 for Spanish, Chinese, & Japanese; March 1979 for Pacific; and April 1979 for Portuguese, Europe, and Korean; paragraphs 4–6 from the end.)
The voices of the latter-day prophets have spoken with authority, and they speak as men who know and love their Savior. Their statements carry the same conviction and power as this stirring declaration of Joseph Smith, which seems to summarize the message of the gospel restoration:
“And we beheld the glory of the Son, on the right hand of the Father, and received of his fulness;
“And saw the holy angels, and them who are sanctified before his throne, worshiping God, and the Lamb, who worship him forever and ever.
“And now, after the many testimonies which have been given of him, this is the testimony, last of all, which we give of him: That he lives!
“For we saw him, even on the right hand of God; and we heard the voice bearing record that he is the Only Begotten of the Father—that by him, and through him, and of him, the worlds are and were created, and the inhabitants thereof are begotten sons and daughters unto God.” (D&C 76:20–24.)
Spencer W. Kimball