Joseph Excels All Others
Journal of Discourses 23:361-362; “He, therefore, received the ministration of divers angels—heads of dispensations—from Michael or Adam down to the present time; every man in his time and season coming to him, and all declaring their dispensation, their rights, their keys, their honors, their majesty and glory, and the power of their Priesthood. So that Joseph, the head of this dispensation, Prophet, Seer and Revelator, whom God raised up, received from all these different sources, according to the mind and will of God, and according to the design of God concerning him; he received from all these different sources all the power and all the authority and all keys that were necessary for the building up of the work of God in the last days, and for the accomplishment of His purposes connected with this dispensation. He stands at the head. He is a unique character, differing from every other man in this respect, and excelling every other man. Because he was the head God chose him, and while he was faithful no man could take his place and position. He was faithful, and died faithful. He stands therefore at the head of this dispensation, and will throughout all eternity, and no man can take that power away from him. If any man holds these keys, he holds them subordinate to him. You never heard President Young teach any other doctrine; he always said that Joseph stood at the head of this dispensation; that Joseph holds the keys; and although Joseph had gone behind the veil he stood at the head of this dispensation, and that he himself held the keys subordinate to him.” – George Q. Cannon, Toole, Utah, October 29, 1882
Isaiah 2:11; “The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.”
Notice what the Lord had Isaiah say…the LORD alone will be exalted. Alone isn’t defined as Joseph Smith or the other Mormons who perform works in the temples to become gods. The LORD Jehovah alone will be the one exalted!
Exalting ourselves or others is a form of idolatry. Remember the fake gods Rachel snuck into her bags while leaving her father Laban’s home with Jacob (Gen. 31:34)? Those idols are the same false gods of Mormonism LDS members have hidden in their hearts – the name of this particular one is Joseph Smith.
Mormons are held in bondage and can’t freely or truly worship Jesus as their Savior up and until they expose the false gods in their hearts. You can’t be a Christian and say you worship Jesus when total devotion, awe and adoration are being paid to a false prophet.
The teaching from this prophet also contradicts the Book of Mormon! 2 Nephi 4:34 says; “O Lord, I have trusted in thee, and I will trust in thee forever. I will not put my trust in the arm of flesh; for I know that cursed is he that putteth his trust in the arm of flesh. Yea, cursed is he that putteth his trust in man or maketh flesh his arm.”
If the Mormon shouldn’t trust in the arm of the flesh then why do they feel this way about Smith?