History of the Church 4:425; “The angel that appeared to John on the Isle of Patmos was a translated or resurrected body [i.e. personage], Jesus Christ went in body after His resurrection, to minister to resurrected bodies. There has been a chain of authority and power from Adam down to the present time.
The best way to obtain truth and wisdom is not to ask it from books, but to go to God in prayer, and obtain divine teaching. It is no more incredible that God should save the dead, than that he should raise the dead.” – Joseph Smith, July 17, 1841
Acts 17:11; “These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.”
We have a few issues in this particular false prophecy/teaching.so let’s take a look at what’s going on.
1. Angels are not resurrected beings.
2. The Bible is bereft of information about Jesus visiting other resurrected bodies so this clearly cannot be of God.
3. What chain or authority has been in existence since Adam?
4. Knowledge is typically gained by listening to a teacher, parent, and leader or by reading.
Where in the Bible does it say praying does this exclusively?
By not having/using other resources or people to verify and consult with about the info that you’re teaching or believe there’s an open door for trouble.