'Hearken, O ye people of my church, saith the voice of him who dwells on high, and whose eyes are upon all men; yea, verily I say: Hearken ye people from afar; and ye that are upon the islands of the sea, listen together.'
The Lord goes on to declare that there are 'none to escape' the 'voice of warning … unto all people, by the mouths of my disciples, whom I have chosen in these last days.'
Indeed, to ponder the pages of the Doctrine and Covenants is to know that Joseph and Sidney spoke the truth when they wrote, 'This is the testimony, last of all, which we give of him: That he lives!'
'I am the first and the last; I am he who liveth, I am he who was slain; I am your advocate with the Father.'
The prayerful reader of this disclosing, divine volume of scripture will enlarge his testimony and draw even closer to the Savior than he has ever been before! As when contemplating the heavens we see God 'moving in his majesty and power' , so in savoring these scriptures we hear God teaching, pleading, correcting, and informing us—'in his majesty and power.'
The Prophet Joseph Smith said that the Doctrine and Covenants is 'the foundation of the Church in these last days, and a benefit to the world, showing that the keys of the mysteries of the kingdom of our Savior are again entrusted to man' .