Follow the Living Prophets, pg. 247; ““The Presidency, in directing the Church and its affairs and in counseling the people, do so under the directing power of this “light and truth.” When a man and the Presidency are both directed on the same subject by “light and truth,” there can be no conflict. And so, my brethren, all who are out of harmony in any degree with the Presidency have need to repent and to seek the Lord for forgiveness and to put themselves in full harmony…In response to a contention that to follow such a course is tantamount to surrendering one’s “moral agency,” suppose a person were in a forest with his vision limited by the denseness of the growth about him.”” – This statement was originally given by Marion Romney.
Jeremiah 17:9; “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”
I remember several months before my exodus of Mormonism I was thinking about this statement and others like it. After an afternoon walk with my two year old I came home, opened my Bible and Triple Combination and began doing a side-by-side comparison. It had to be one of the scariest things I’ve ever done in my life.
When I minister to Mormons now that scenario is what I think of every time. I know it’s scary, it takes determination and it takes a strong desire to know the truth no matter the results.