Saturday, June 13, 2015
Our faith in modern leaders will not exceed our faith in past ones
Our faith in our church leaders today cannot long or meaningfully exceed our faith in the leaders of the church in the previous century or the one before that or our faith in the scriptures, even the Old Testament. We have too many enemies anxious to point out the contradiction if we say we believe President Monson is a prophet, but that we don't agree with Ezra Taft Benson, or with Spencer W Kimball, or with Joseph Fielding Smith, or with David O McKay, or with Brigham Young, or with Joseph Smith, or with Moses, or Isaiah. We are all of one faith with them under the God who is the same yesterday, today, and forever. If we judge them rashly, we will be judged rashly, and God's spirit will not give us the same measure of testimony which he might have poured out upon us had we been true to the brethren.