Quotes on Signs

See also: Jacob 7:13-17    

Many men say: “If I could only see an angel, if I could only hear an angel proclaim something, that would cause me to be faithful all the days of my life!”  It had no effect upon these men (Laman and Lemuel) that were not serving the Lord, and it would have no effect today. — President Heber J. Grant, Conference Report, April 1924, p. 159

Lastly, on this note, it is not insignificant to me that when Sherem, the first great anti-Christ we meet in the Book of Mormon, receives his only-too-eagerly-sought-for “sign,” he admits before death his dishonesty, confessing to the three great truths he had denied. The three great testifiers Sherem then openly acknowledges are, and I quote, “Christ, . .  the Holy Ghost, and the ministering of angels” (Jacob 7:17).  An interesting threesome. — Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, CES Book of Mormon Symposium, 9 August 1994

It is a wicked and adulterous generation that seeketh after a sign.  Show me Latter-day Saints who have to feed upon miracles, signs and visions in order to keep them steadfast in the Church, and I will show you members of the Church who are not in good standing before God, and who are walking in slippery paths.  It is not by marvelous manifestations unto us that we shall be established in the truth, but it is by humility and faithful obedience to the commandments and laws of God. — President Joseph F. Smith, Gospel Doctrine, 7