Should you put your trust in a man?
"Mormon" - A case study in contradictory prophets
- Who was right and who was wrong? Pres. Hinckley/Monson (and their predecessors), or Pres. Nelson?
- If Pres. Hinckley/Monson (and their predecessors) were in the wrong, then:
- Why did they encourage we members to score tons of victories for Satan?
- Why didn't God tell these prior prophets that all of us were scoring victories for Satan?
- If Pres. Nelson is wrong, then what are the implications of the church's continuing to preach that prophets can never lead us astray?
- If we have prophets contradicting each other, then how you can you trust what a prophet says is from God?
- If one of these prophets was incorrect, then how could a true prophet be so wrong about so many important things?
When "Follow the Prophet" was actually a test of a lying prophet
Pick your favorite contradictory doctrine (as endorsed by differing prophets)
What happens when a church president transgresses? Let's consult the D&C.
1. Sixty-first Semiannual General Conference of the Church, Monday, October 6, 1890, Salt Lake City, Utah. Reported in Deseret Evening News, October 11, 1890, p. 2/
2. Psalm 118:8
3. 2 Nephi 28:31
4. Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 237-38
5. Brigham Young, JD 9:150
6. George Q. Cannon, First Counselor in the First Presidency, Deseret Weekly, 43:322, Mar 7, 1891
7. 2 Nephi 4: 34; 2 Nephi 28: 31; D&C 1: 19
8. D&C 76: 98-101
9. 2 Nephi 28: 31-32
15. Jeremiah 28:1–4; 29:1, 4–7
16. Jeremiah 6:13–14, 22–29
17. Jeremiah 28: 5-9, 15. Emphasis mine.