As time has waned on for the Church, they’ve made a strict practice of not giving heed to many of their past proclamations. In Mormonism, there are no hard and fast rules, and our example today is a classic display of how they operate.
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Liahona, ‘The Voice of the Spirit,’ April 1981; “Safety lies in knowing and complying with the teachings of Jesus and his prophets, and in discerning and strictly heeding the guidance of the spirit of Christ which “giveth light to every man that cometh into the world; and (which) … enlighteneth every man through the world, that hearkeneth to the voice of the Spirit.
“(For) every one that hearkeneth to the voice of the Spirit avoids every unnatural, unholy, and impure practice, (and) cometh unto God, even the Father.” (D&C 84:46–47.)” – First Presidency Message, Marion G. Romney
Interview by Wesley P. Walters and Chris Vlachos, August 16, 1978, Church Office Building; “The Lord has never indicated that black skin came because of being less faithful. Now, the [American] Indian; we know why he has changed, don’t we? The Book of Mormon tells us that: and he has a dark skin, but he has promise there that through faithfulness, that they all again become a white and delightsome people.” – Apostle LeGrand Richards
History of The Church 2:188-189; “The blessing of Brigham Young was that he should be strong in body, that he might go forth and gather the elect, preparatory to the great day of the coming of the Lord; and that he might be strong and mighty, declaring the tidings to nations that know not God; that he may add ten talents; that he may come to Zion with many sheaves. He shall go forth from land and from sea to sea; and shall behold heavenly messengers going forth; and his life shall be prolonged; and the Holy Priesthood is conferred on him, that he may do wonders in the name of Jesus; that he may cast out devils, heal the sick, raise the dead, open the eyes of the blind, go forth from land to land and from sea to sea; and that heathen nations shall even call him God himself, if he do not rebuke them.”
August 9 – Luke 8:9-11; ‘And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be? And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.
Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.’
Ensign, “Patience, a Key to Happiness”, May 1987, 30; “We should be patient in developing and strengthening our testimonies. Rather than expecting immediate or spectacular manifestations, though they will come when needed, we should pray for a testimony, study the scriptures, follow the counsel of our prophet and other Church leaders, and live the principles of the gospel. Our testimonies then will grow and mature naturally, perhaps imperceptibly at times, until they become driving forces in our lives.” — Joseph B. Wirthlin