“Behold I Am Jesus Christ”

Bryan Richards

Henry B. Eyring

"He speaks and says simply, with a voice that penetrates the very marrow of your bones, 'I am Jesus Christ, whom the prophets testified shall come into the world.' (3 Nephi 11:10.)
"There it is—or, more correctly speaking, there he is. The focal point and principal figure behind every fireside and devotional and family home evening held by those Nephites for the last six hundred years, and by their Israelite forefathers for thousands of years before that.
"Everyone has talked of him and sung of him and dreamed of him and prayed—but here he actually is. This is the day and yours is the generation. What a moment! But you find you are less inclined to check the film in your camera than you are to check the faith in your heart." (On Earth As It Is In Heaven, p. 125)

Gordon B. Hinckley

"'Behold, I am Jesus Christ, whom the prophets testified shall come into the world.' (3 Nephi 11:7-8, 10.)
"He invited them, as he invited Thomas, to feel his hands and side, and they were astonished and cried, 'Hosanna! Blessed be the name of the Most High God!' (3 Nephi 11:17.)
"They doubted not, but believed, as have millions who have read this marvelous witness of the resurrected Lord. If there be those who know not of this fifth gospel and desire it, their request will bring it, and it will come with a promise that if they will read prayerfully they shall know of the truth of this remarkable new witness for Christ.
"And there is yet another testifier, for as certainly as the voice of God declared the divine Sonship of Jesus at the waters of Jordan, and again on the Mount of Transfiguration, and yet again at the land Bountiful, even so again that same introduction was made in the opening of this gospel dispensation in a glorious vision in which God the Eternal Father and his Son Jesus Christ appeared and spoke to a young man who had come seeking, and who in the years that followed spoke as a prophet of the risen Lord, even giving his life in testimony of him who had died upon the cross.
"With so many evidences, and with the conviction borne in our hearts by the power of the Holy Ghost, we add in words of soberness and sincerity and love our testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ; wherefore, O man, 'be not faithless, but believing' in him who is the living Son of God, our Savior, our Redeemer." (Be Thou An Example, p. 77-8)