man must receive revelation for himself
Any man that does not receive revelation for himself must be damned. For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. For Christ says ask and you shall receive. And if he happens to receive anything, I ask, will it not be a revelation?Joseph Smith
Date: 9 July 1843
Source: James Burgess Notebook
The Words of Joseph Smith: Page 230

Why I like this Quote?

I picked this quote because Joseph is encouraging us to do what he did. In the spring of 1820, Joseph prayed and found out for himself the truth about God and religion. Not only can we do that same thing, but we must do that same thing and learn for ourselves the truth about the gospel of Jesus Christ.

At the same time, the Prophet is reinforcing his belief that revelation from God continues on the earth today. And he backs that belief up by quoting the words of the Savior (see John 16:24 and also Matthew 21:22).

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