Without Joseph the Mormons have Nothing
October 2002 General Conference
The Marvelous Foundation of Our Faith
Gordon B. Hinckley, President of the Church
“…They came, both of Them, that Joseph saw Them in Their resplendent glory, that They spoke to him and that he heard and recorded Their words—of these remarkable things we testify.
I knew a so-called intellectual who said the Church was trapped by its history.
My response was that without that history we have nothing.
The truth of that unique, singular, and remarkable event is the pivotal substance of our faith. But this glorious vision was but the beginning of a series of manifestations that constitute the early history of this work.
As if that vision were not enough to certify to the personality and the reality of the Redeemer of mankind, there followed the coming forth of the Book of Mormon. Here is something that a man could hold in his hands, could “heft,” as it were. He could read it. He could pray about it, for it contained a promise that the Holy Ghost would declare its truth if that witness were sought in prayer….”
The above quote came from the late Mormon prophet Gordon Hinckley in 2002. How very, very sad for this man and the people who listen and believe his words. Notice he didn’t say “without Jesus we have nothing”.
No, this so-called prophet of God said that without Joseph Smith’s vision they have nothing. What else can be said other than reminding everyone who considers Mormonism as a faith to follow – they’re not Christian.
Pray with us won’t you? Pray for God to open their eyes and to have mercy upon their souls.
With Love in Christ, Michelle †