Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Praise to the Man

This is a slideshow tribute to the Prophet Joseph Smith, set to a the music of one of my favorite hymns, "Praise to the man". Why do we sing "Praise to the man"? Because he, Joseph Smith, communed with Jehovah. He was a man, and imperfect, a rough stone rolling, which all the more convinces me that he was and is who is claimed to be and that he saw what he claimed to have seen. "Blessed to open the last dispensation, kings shall extol him and nations revere." Nations will revere him because he was a faithful witness of the Lord Jesus Christ, who sealed his testimony with his blood.

Remember the words of the prophet Joseph Smith: “The Standard of Truth has been erected; no unhallowed hand can stop the work from progressing; persecutions may rage, mobs may combine, armies may assemble, calumny may defame, but the truth of God will go forth boldly, nobly, and independent, till it has penetrated every continent, visited every clime, swept every country, and sounded in every ear, till the purposes of God shall be accomplished, and the Great Jehovah shall say the work is done” (History of the Church, 4:540).