Wilford Woodruff, 4th President of the Church, 1889–1898
My soul has been much
edified of late, from time to time, in hearing Joseph the
Seer converse about the mysteries of the Kingdom of God.
Truly God is with him and is making him mighty in wisdom and
knowledge and I am convinced for myself that none of the
prophets, seers, or revelators of the earth have ever
accomplished a greater work than will be accomplished in the
last days through the mercy of God by Joseph the Seer.
Bathsheba Smith, General Relief Society President, 1901–1910
I know him
[Joseph Smith] to be what he professed to be a true prophet
of God, and the Lord through him restored the
everlasting gospel and every ordinance and endowment
that will lead us into the celestial kingdom.
Howard W. Hunter, 14th President of the Church, 1994–1995
A seer is one who sees.
This does not mean that he sees through his natural eyes but
rather through spiritual eyes. . . . By the power of the
Holy Ghost, certain persons, sent to the earth for that
purpose are able to see and behold the things which pertain