Are Mormons Required To OBEY Church “Leaders”?

Logo, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Apparently, there is a growing number of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who are confused about what a prophet is and isn’t. Because of this whole world-wide coronavirus pandemic, many of these members are claiming that “the prophet” has told us to wear masks, and other such nonsense claims. These people are sowing dissension within the church and even going as far as declaring that the members, like me, who refuse to wear the mark of the beast to enter meeting houses, are actually tares and should be removed from callings and the church.

So, I have collected a couple videos to help illustrate my argument that “a prophet is only a prophet when speaking prophetically”. In other words, if he, the president of the Church is not saying ‘sayeth the Lord’, or equivalent, he is just giving his opinion. For instance, when President Russel M. Nelson announced changes to the priesthood structure, shortly after being named president, he in fact claimed the change were divinely revealed. He was acting as a prophet.

This is a video released by the Church of Jesus Christ itself that teaches us exactly what a prophet is:

This second video is produced by a member of the Church by the name of Scott Woodward. I’m sharing it because it explores the doctrine of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints concerning the words church presidents say and whether they are meant to be obeyed or whether they are simply the opinion of the man who said them.

Please watch and share them with your member friends and family.

Revelation From God

Just three weeks ago, the man, who was called of God to be the bishop of the ward I attend, stood up before the congregation and declared that another man, holding the position of stake president, was receiving revelation for the church and the ward, and pledged his sustaining support.

This is a serious transgression. My local church leaders are deceived and leading members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints astray.

We believe there are only two forms of revelation, prophetic revelation and personal revelation. Heavenly Father speaks to us through a living prophet, or directly to us individually. In fact, the Doctrine and Covenants, a compilation of modern scripture revealed to us through living prophets, of the Church of Jesus Christ, teaches, particularly in section 28, that only prophets, presidents of the Church, have authority to receive revelation for the church.

All members of the Church can receive personal revelation, but that revelation is personal and private to the individual to whom God has given it. While bishops and stake presidents, as members of the Church, are able to receive personal revelation, the way they manage the affairs of their respective callings, or positions in the Church, are limited to inspiration and faith in accordance with the gospel and doctrine of Jesus Christ.

The timing of the release of this video is, to say the least, impeccable. I would say miraculous.

Hindsight Is 2020

Isaiah 10:1 Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed. -KJV

We studied this last year for the Come, Follow Me February 17-23 lesson. We missed it then, but we know now that it was a warning of the illegal edicts our governments would be enacting to force subjugation.