Joseph Fielding McConkie on Christ as the Son of God

Loved this discussion from Joseph Fielding McConkie’s “Valiant in the Testimony of Jesus” (page 96)

“It is not sufficient for us to testify that Jesus is the Christ; our testimony must embrace the verity that he is the Son of God. This is the key that unlocks the revelations of heaven to us, as it did for Peter. Another classic illustration of this principle comes from Nephi, in his explanation of how his father unlocked the heavens to receive the revelation that Nephi then sought to obtain. “He spake,” Nephi said, “by the power of the Holy Ghost, which power he recieved by faith on the Son of God – and the Son of God was the Messiah who should come”

“All true religion is based on the testimony that Jesus Christ, the promised Messiah, is actually and literally the Son of God. This doctrine is the key that unlocks the right to revelation and the meaning of all the revelations of heaven.” …

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