Teachings of the Presidents of the Church, Deseret News Semi-Weekly, 6 August, 1878; “If you do not magnify your callings, God will hold you responsible for those whom you might have saved had you done your duty.” – John Taylor
Isaiah 47:10; “For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee; And thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me.”
Oh dear. Let’s take a look at this man’s statements and compare them with the ultimate authority. God!
1.Magnifying your calling puts you in a position of boasting about yourself. Servants of the true God of the Bible should be humble!
2.People can’t save other people. The job is already taken, and belongs to Him who created us!
Believing you have the power to save anyone is usurping Jesus’ teachings, and what He’s already put in place. We spoke on this a few days back in our post about baptisms for the dead. First of all, that practice is a form of necromancy which God strictly condemns. Secondly, it speaks to an attitude of rejecting God’s word.
If you believe you can save people, you believe you’re God.