Ensign, ‘The Mystery of Life,’ Nov. 1983, p. 17; “For His own reasons, the Lord provides answers to some questions, with pieces placed here and there throughout the scriptures. We are to find them; we are to earn them. In that way sacred things are hidden from the insincere.” – Bruce McConkie
Jeremiah 23:30-32; “Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that steal my words every one from his neighbour. 31 Behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that use their tongues, and say, He saith. 32 Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, saith the LORD, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies, and by their lightness; yet I sent them not, nor commanded them: therefore they shall not profit this people at all, saith the LORD.”
Mr. McConkie’s idea of how God treats us reminds me of events in the Garden of Eden. Remember?
Adam and Eve sinned, and then they hurried to find leaves to cover their sin and they hid. In comes God and has to verbally call out to Adam asking him where he was.
Why would Adam hide if he was in good standing with God?
Likewise, why would God hide things from us if we were on good terms with Him?
Jesus specifically told us that nothing was hidden. Matthew 10:26.
Whom do you believe?
Jesus, or Mr. McConkie?