Moroni’s Prophecies Concerning Joseph Smith

Joseph Smith—History 1:33

33 He called me by name, and said unto me that he was a messenger sent from the presence of God to me, and that his name was Moroni; that God had a work for me to do; and that my name should be had for good and evil among all nations, kindreds, and tongues, or that it should be both good and evil spoken of among all people.

Elder Neal A. Maxwell said:

“Throughout the expanse of human history, no prophet has been scrutinized in such a sustained way, on as wide a scale, or for so long a period of time as Joseph Smith Jr. The communication capacity of this age and the global impact of his work have so ensured. Young Joseph was told that his name would be ‘both good and evil spoken of’ throughout the world. Except from a divine source, how audacious a statement! Yet his contemporary religious leaders, then much better known than Joseph, have faded into the footnotes of history, while the work of Joseph Smith grows constantly and globally.”

(“Joseph, the Seer,” Ensign, Nov. 1983, 54.)