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 Journal of Discourses 5:83-84 “…if the Prophet of God should tell me that a certain principle or theory which I might have learned was not true, I do not care what my ideas might have been, I should consider it my duty, as the suggestion of my file leader, to abandon that principle or theory.” – Wilford Woodruff, Salt Lake City, April 9, 1857

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Our LDS reference today has brought me to my knees each time I read it. It came from a book written by Wayne and Leslee Boss, located in the Gospelink Program. You can also buy it online.

Are My Children Going to Make It? Real Help for Teaching the Gospel in the Home [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1991], ix, 63-64 “The purpose of this book is to provide parents with ideas about ways to both simply and enjoyably teach their children the gospel.

…The Prophet Joseph said that a prophet is only a prophet when he’s acting as such. How do you know whether the President of the Church is speaking as a prophet or as just a man?

“Son, I’ve found that if you apply two simple tests, you’ll never be deceived. First, the statement will be consistent with what’s taught in the scriptures. Second, the Spirit will bear witness to you that the doctrine is true. You have the right to receive a spiritual witness from the Lord about the truthfulness of any doctrine taught, regardless of the source. These are just two of the safeguards the Lord has prepared against deception.” …

When the prophet of the Lord speaks, children have a right to know that he is speaking for and in behalf of their Heavenly Father. That means that neither parents nor their children should ever find fault with the Lord’s prophet. …

Thus, parents who find fault with their leaders place themselves and their children in a very dangerous position. As Dallin H. Oaks explained, “The primary reason we are commanded to avoid criticism is to preserve our own spiritual well-being, not to protect the person whom we would criticize. (7)”” — R. Wayne Boss and Leslee S. Boss (more…)

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Letter to BYU Professor Eugene England, January 1981 “It is my province to teach to the Church what the doctrine is. It is your province to echo what I say or to remain silent.” — Bruce McConkie (more…)

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If nothing else from this lesson is remembered beloved, remember what our Lord God has told us in His word. Hebrews 13:5 declares –

“Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”

Today we’re publishing our new page for an all important Mormon topic; ‘Follow the Prophet’. We published an article on this about 3.5 yrs ago, but since then the amount of  attention the Church has given to this warrants our time, and updates with many of the things they’ve said.

We’ve listed some of the contents of our new page below, but for future reference you can find it in full on the sidebar over to the right.

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2 Timothy 3:6-7; “For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.”

Ensign, ‘Prophetic Principles of Faithfulness,’ January 2017 – C. Scott Grow

c-scott-grow“What decisions and commitments do you need to make now and in the future to help you remain faithful? …

1.Continually Nourish Your Testimony…

2.Follow the Counsel of Living Prophets and Apostles…

3.Be Sealed in the Temple and Keep Your Covenants…

4.Partner with God in Bringing His Spirit Children to Earth…

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2 Timothy 1:12 ‘…for I know whom I have believed…’

salt lake mormon temple 2 Prophets, ‘True to the Faith’, (2004), 129–30

While looking over the Church’s website, LDS.org, I’ve noticed a recurring theme in the last few months. Not that they haven’t pounded their message of following the prophet before, but as of late, it seems to be with a new urgency of sorts.

One of the main teaching manuals they use even today is ‘Prophets, True to the Faith’. We decided to have a look at this to find out what it says, and what, if any insights, it contains to lead someone into having a stronger walk and relationship with the Lord.

Before we look at the three quotes pulled from the teaching manual, I’d like to share a contrasting visual to ponder.

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Isaiah 5:20 “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”

Liahona, “Sustaining the Prophets”,  November 2014; “My dear brothers and salt lake mormon temple 2sisters, if the Restoration did anything, it shattered the age-old myth that God had stopped talking to His children. Nothing could be further from the truth. A prophet has stood at the head of God’s Church in all dispensations, from Adam to the present day. Prophets testify of Jesus Christ—of His divinity and of His earthly mission and ministry. We honor the Prophet Joseph Smith as the prophet of this last dispensation. And we honor each man who has succeeded him as President of the Church.” — Russell M. Nelson

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Matthew 15:8-9; “This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. 9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.”

The Occult in Mormonism and the Life of Joseph SmithWhat God-fearing Christian doesn’t know, and treat with awe, the words of Christ in this passage?  I don’t know of any. Do you?

One sign that Mormonism doesn’t qualify as a Christian church is because of statements made by their leaders we’re looking at today. Pray for them, won’t you? Their comments are so brazen and rebellious, it immediately stops me in my tracks.

I’m not so much concerned about the disregard for their own canon, as I am about the word of God. Obviously, if they truly loved Jesus, they’d heed His precious words.

The garish images on the left are but a few of the resources Mormonism relies upon. Coupled with the comments we see today, they stand as a testament to what’s going on inside their hearts.

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1 Corinthians 2:14; “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”

Liahona January 2015 1A few weeks ago I noticed an article in the Church’s Newsroom announcements saying they broke a record for the number of times people downloaded talks for General Conferences. The reason it caught my attention is because I’ve seen a record number of downloads for our articles on this General Conference as well and then I began to wonder why…

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Follow the ProphetA distinguishing mark of the LDS Church is the teaching members must follow, and obey their prophets. This subject matter is one of the reasons I left Mormonism. I began questioning the prophets in 1978 when the Church changed its mind on the race issue. Not being able to question the reasons why, or even ask in-depth questions in Seminary got me into a fair amount of trouble.

The Way it Works

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