The types of teachings from Joseph Smith has dripped on down through the ages of Mormonism. While most LDS members have never heard all of Smith’s teachings, the ‘spirit’ of his teachings permeate their daily thinking as they continue to exalt themselves as well as him and this is just one example of where it began…
‘The immortal spirit. Where did it come from? All learned men and doctors of divinity say that God created it in the beginning; but it is not so: the very idea lessens man in my estimation. I do not believe the doctrine; I know better. Hear it, all ye ends of the world; for God has told me so; and if you don’t believe me, it will not make the truth without effect. . . . I am going to tell of things more noble.’—Joseph Smith, King Follet Discourse.