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John 10:30; “I and my Father are one”.

salt lake mormon temple 2 Journal of Discourses 23:360; “Some might think it strange that a man like Joseph, so gifted of the Lord, should deem it necessary to be administered to by a man or men holding the holy Priesthood, in order to receive the Holy Ghost. But it is upon the same principle that the Son of God had to be baptized in order to fulfill all righteousness; and yet He was a pure and holy being. …

… In like manner it was as necessary that Joseph should be baptized, and have hands laid upon him for the reception of the Holy Ghost—for there is no doubt in my mind that Joseph Smith was called just as the Son of God, our Lord and Redeemer was called, before the foundation of the earth, as Jeremiah in his record says he was— …” – George Q. Cannon, Tooele, Utah, October 29th, 1882

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Exalting Joseph Smith

The Life of Joseph Smith, the Prophet, pg. 21; “It was a part of Joseph Smith’s mission “to combat the errors of ages; to meet the violence of mobs; to cope with illegal proceedings from executive authority; to cut the Gordian knot of powers; to solve mathematical problems of universities with truth—diamond truth.” He performed a work, “not pagan ire, nor tooth of time, nor sword, nor fire, shall bring to naught.” The Prophet’s life was exalted and unselfish. His death was a sealing martyrdom, following after that which was completed upon Calvary for the redemption of a world.” – George Q. Cannon

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