“Joseph Smith is the prophet of the Restoration” – Neil L. Andersen
Joseph Smith is the prophet of the Restoration. His spiritual work began with the appearance of the Father and the Son, followed by numerous heavenly visitations. He was the instrument in God’s hands in bringing forth sacred scripture, lost doctrine, and the restoration of the priesthood. The importance of Joseph’s work requires more than intellectual consideration; it requires that we, like Joseph, “ask of God.”James 1:5; see also Joseph Smith—History 1:11–13. Spiritual questions deserve spiritual answers from God.