God and Man in Eternal Union, p. 3-4; “…Joseph Smith taught that the Priesthood “stands as God to give laws to the people, administering endless lives to the sons and daughters of Adam.” Those who hold the keys of its power may rightly be called Gods, whether they are pre-mortal spirits, prophets in mortality, or resurrected beings…” – Hyrum Andrus
(Note: The online version of this shows the reference as p. 5)
Isaiah 43:10-11; “Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, And my servant whom I have chosen: That ye may know and believe me, And understand that I am he: Before me there was no God formed, Neither shall there be after me. 11 I, even I, am the Lord; And beside me there is no saviour.”
Mr. Andrus was a prolific LDS author, noted BYU professor, and well aware of what his words meant. I’m certain he was remorse for saying these things after his passing. I can’t imagine our Lord allowing such a statement to go unnoticed. My heart breaks that Satan would so twist the minds of people, but more so for those whom this affected like my mother.
Because leadership of the Church quotes from him so often, his remarks here are worthy of our attention as it just further the lies. His comment reveals he has no respect for our Lord.
Pray for those who believe this guy, and for Jesus to safeguard their hearts from the poisonous lies.
With Love in Christ;