Joseph Smith, the Prophet and Seer of the Lord, has done more, save Jesus only, for the salvation of men in this world, than any other man that ever lived in it. . . . He lived great, and he died great in the eyes of God and his people; and like most of the Lord’s anointed in ancient times, has sealed his mission and his works with his own blood. (John Taylor, D&C 135:3)
Who can justly say aught against Joseph Smith? . . . I do not think that a man lives on the earth that knew him any better than I did; and I am bold to say that, Jesus Christ excepted, no better man ever lived or does live upon this.” (Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, 9:332)
Who was this man, Joseph Smith? Those who were privileged to serve with him in this life understood his greatness and witness of it. A central focus of the Joseph Smith Foundation is to teach and uphold the greatness of the man and servant of Jesus Christ who opened this dispensation. We have compiled prophetic statements and scriptures that witness to the distinction and worthiness of this man in our Joseph Smith FAQs project.