I give unto you my servant Joseph to be a presiding elder over all my church, to be a translator, a revelator, a seer, and prophet.
Doctrine and Covenants 124:125
"All men may well ask themselves where they stand with reference to Joseph Smith and his divine mission," said Elder Bruce R. McConkie of the Quorum of the Twelve during the April 1976 general conference. "Do they inquire after his name and seek that salvation found only in the gospel of Christ as revealed to His latter-day prophet, or do they deride and despise the Lord's living oracles and say that God no longer speaks to men in the way He did anciently? The great question which all men in our day must answer and that at the peril of their own salvation is: Was Joseph Smith called of God?"