“Who will honor the name of Joseph Smith and accept the gospel restored through his instrumentality?
“We answer: The same people who would have believed the words of the Lord Jesus and the ancient Apostles and prophets had they lived in their day.
“If you believe the words of Joseph Smith, you would have believed what Jesus and the ancients said.
“If you reject Joseph Smith and his message, you would have rejected Peter and Paul and their message.”
Bruce R. McConkie, “Who Hath Believed Our Report?” Ensign Magazine (Salt Lake City, UT: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, November 1981), 48.