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“And also those to whom these commandments were given, might have power to lay the foundation of this church, and to bring it forth out of obscurity and out of darkness, the only true and living church upon the face of the whole earth, with which I, the Lord, am well pleased…”

Joseph Smith, Jr., Doctrine and Covenants 1:30 (Hiram, OH: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1 November 1831), 3.