The First Vision Teaches Us about the True Nature of God the Father and Jesus Christ

Joseph Smith—History 1:17

17 . . . When the light rested upon me I saw two Personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other—This is My Beloved Son. Hear Him!

President David O. McKay said:

“[The First Vision] answers all the [questions] regarding God and His divine personality. . . . His relation to His children is clear. His interest in humanity through authority delegated to man is apparent. The future of the work is assured. These and other glorious truths are clarified by that glorious First Vision.”

(Gospel Ideals [1953], 85.)