Early Member of the Church
Testimony of Joseph Smith
“To me he [Joseph Smith] seemed to possess more power and force of character than any ordinary man. I would look upon him when he was with hundreds of other men, then he would appear greater than ever.
“My testimony is that he was a true Prophet of the living God; and the more I heard his sayings and saw his doings the more I was convinced that he had of a truth seen God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ, as also the holy angels of God. I cannot call to mind that I ever had a doubt enter my heart, since I first heard the gospel preached, . . . as to his being a true Prophet. It always seemed to me that if I ever did know anything on this earth I surely knew that he was a Prophet” (in “Recollections of the Prophet Joseph Smith,” Juvenile Instructor, Feb. 15, 1892, 128–29).