The faith of Latter-day Saints around the world rests on a foundation of modern scripture revealed through Joseph Smith. As a divinely appointed prophet, seer, revelator, and translator, Joseph Smith introduced new volumes of scripture that stand alongside the Bible as witnesses of Jesus Christ.
The faith of Latter-day Saints rests on a foundation of modern prophets, inspired men called by God to reveal His word in these times. Like prophets of old, prophets today wait on the Lord, seek His will, and testify of Jesus Christ. These letters and journals record and share some of the divine direction that modern prophets have received.
The message and blessings of the restored gospel are intended for “every nation, kindred, tongue, and people” (Mosiah 15:28). Today, modern scripture, the words of modern prophets, and the organization of the Church spread across the earth as we translate the Book of Mormon into additional languages, gather scattered Israel through missionary work, care for the poor and needy, and build temples where sacred ordinances are performed.
Many of the items in this exhibit can be viewed digitally in their entirety at josephsmithpapers.org or in the online Church History catalog. These online resources provide access to many other treasured items that document the history of the Church.
Visit in Person
If you would like to see the Foundations of Faith exhibit in person, visit the Church History Library website for hours, directions, and other information to help you plan your visit.