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Mormon Decisions 10Matthew 28:18-20; “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19 ¶ Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

The old Mormon adage ‘when the prophet speaks the thinking is done’, has beenElaine Cannon used by dozens of Mormon leaders over the years. One memorable leader who fell into the trap was Elaine Cannon (President of LDS Young Women). At a female Fireside back in 1978, she told the young women ‘When the prophet speaks the debate is over’. Ensign, November 1978 


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