Brigham Young’s Teachings on Adam, p. 9 “In my doctrinal teachings I have taught many things not written in any book, ancient or modern. And yet, notwithstanding the many things I have told the people, I have never looked into the Bible, the Book of Mormon, or the Doctrine and Covenants, or any of our Church works to see whether they agreed with them or not. When I have spoken by the power of God and the Holy Ghost it is truth, it is scripture, and I have no fears but that it will agree with all that has been revealed in every particular.” — Deseret News, vol. 26, no. 18, 6 June 1877, 274, column 5, paragraph 2, discourse given by President Brigham Young, 25 May 1877, Logan, Utah, location not specified.
Reference provided by Matthew B. Brown, Delivered at the 2009 FAIR Conference, Sandy, Utah.
Acts 17:11 “These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.”
1 John 4:1 “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”
Would you trust a surgeon who had never been to med school?
If your answer is no, why pray tell would you trust a self-proclaimed prophet who hadn’t read the Bible in years?
Keep in mind he also didn’t believe what God said in His word, and from what it says in our reference today, hadn’t even opened the books he promises are true.
If you’re LDS we pray you’ll do as John and the Bereans did by searching God’s word and testing all things!
If you’re Christian, please pray for those who are questioning, and for Jesus to intervene!
With Love in Christ;