25 So it was with me. I had actually seen a light, and in the midst of that light I saw two Personages, and they did in reality speak to me; and though I was hated and persecuted for saying that I had seen a vision, yet it was true; and while they were persecuting me, reviling me, and speaking all manner of evil against me falsely for so saying, I was led to say in my heart: Why persecute me for telling the truth? I have actually seen a vision; and who am I that I can withstand God, or why does the world think to make me deny what I have actually seen? For I had seen a vision; I knew it, and I knew that God knew it, and I could not deny it, neither dared I do it; at least I knew that by so doing I would offend God, and come under condemnation.
The part that came to mind while talking to this man was the part that reads, "I knew it, and I knew that God knew it, and I could not deny it, neither dared I do it." This is how I felt. I reflected about how I learned for MYSELF that Joseph Smith was a prophet, and the experiences I have had in learning of this truth. They are very special experiences that Heavenly Father has given me. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet. I know that God knows how I feel. To ask me to deny what has been taught to me by the spirit would cause a condemnation upon me. So I can not deny it.
This is why I am on a mission. I have gained a testimony for myself that The Book of Mormon is true. Because The Book of Mormon is true, Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. He was called to restore Christ's church back on the earth again in these days. I love and revere the prophet Joseph. He truly did God's will. I can not deny what I know, neither will I apologize for it. This IS Christ's church on the earth again. We have the fullness of the gospel once more.