Notes for my writing

This blog is made up of notes on the gospel as found in the only true and living church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This includes notes that are either excerpts from or ideas for books I either have in draft or may yet write.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

He will make me be god to you in His stead

Joseph Smith taught that he would teach the Elders and the Elders must teach the people, similar to the way Christ taught his disciples in 3 Nephi and his disciples taught the people. Joseph Smith explains that the same thing was true with himself: God taught him and then had him teach the people in God's stead.

From Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith
I shall leave my brethren to enlarge on this subject; it is my duty to teach the doctrine. I would teach it more fully--the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. God is not willing to let me gratify you; but I must teach the Elders, and they should teach you. God made Aaron to be the mouthpiece for the children of Israel, and He will make me be god to you in His stead, and the Elders to be mouth for me; and if you don't like it, you must lump it. I have been giving Elder Adams instruction in some principles to speak to you, and if he makes a mistake, I will get up and correct him. (April 8, 1844.) DHC 6:318-320.

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