“Beautiful Memorial”, Ensign, Nov. 2002, pgs. 4-5; “Many of you participated in the dedication of the Nauvoo temple last June. It was a great and marvelous occasion, one to be long remembered. We not only dedicated a magnificent building, a house of the Lord, but we also dedicated a beautiful memorial to the Prophet Joseph Smith.”In 1841, two years after he came to Nauvoo, he broke ground for a house of the Lord that should stand as a crowning jewel to the work of God.”It is difficult to believe that in those conditions and under those circumstances a structure of such magnificence was designed to stand on what was then the frontier of America.”I doubt, I seriously doubt, that there was another structure of such design and magnificence in all the state of Illinois.”It was to be dedicated to the work of the Almighty, to accomplish His eternal purposes.” – Gordon B. Hinckley
Zechariah 10:2; “For the idols have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a lie, and have told false dreams; they comfort in vain: therefore they went their way as a flock, they were troubled, because there was no shepherd.”
So is it a memorial to God or Joseph Smith?