For The Cause of Zion
Matthew 18:16 But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.
2 Nephi 11:135 Wherefore, the Lord God will proceed to bring forth the words of the book; and in the mouth of as many witnesses as seemeth him good, will he establish his word; and wo be unto him that rejecteth the word of God.
2 Nephi 11:144 Wherefore, when thou hast read the words which I have commanded thee, and obtained the witnesses which I have promised unto thee, then shalt thou seal up the book again, and hide it up unto me, that I may preserve the words which thou hast not read, until I shall see fit in mine own wisdom, to reveal all things unto the children of men.
Below you will find such witness that will attest to the authenticity of the golden plates. These men share with you the physical and spiritual effort they exercised to see, hold, and examine them. They went to Brazil with much doubt and a small hope.
But, their faith was greater then their doubt, and they were blessed --- and now you can also be blessed by their testimonies.
Faith is something easily talked about, yet it's very misunderstood and not practiced daily.
Faith is likened to a seed - first you plant it, then you tend it, water it and fertilize it.
If it is a good seed, then it will yield a life giving harvest and your life will never be the same again, like the lives of these witnesses and the lives of the witnesses in the time of Joseph Smith Junior. It takes faith today to believe the Bible and the Book of Mormon, and it will take faith to believe these witnesses and the coming book. As you read their testimonies, pray - asking the Holy Spirit to either confirm or deny while you do the work of searching for truth. Plant, tend, water, fertilize.
Alma 16:153 Now if ye give place, that a seed may be planted in your heart, behold, if it be a true seed, or a good seed, if ye do not cast it out by your unbelief, that ye will resist the Spirit of the Lord, behold, it will begin to swell within your breasts;
( Below you will find the USA witnesses testimonies: Joseph F Smith, Samuel Gould, David Gilmore , Kelvin Henson, Gary Metzger, and Tyler Crowell's together with the BRAZIL witnesses: Joni Batista, Valdeci Machado, Wagner Zeppenfeld testimonies. You may click on the read more tabs below, on the gray dots below, or on the witnesses tab above to get to any of the pages listed.)
Joseph F Smith