Doctrines and Covenants Institute Student Manual, Section 90, The Oracles of God;“Counselors can do everything their presiding officer directs them to do, as if the president were personally acting. In this sense they are equals. However, they have no power to act independent of the president. Both Sidney Rigdon and Frederick G. Williams received their ordination from the Prophet Joseph Smith, who held the keys. Since these two men received their authority from Joseph Smith, it follows that they were not equal to him in every sense.Elder John A. Widtsoe observed that “the pre-eminence of the President of the Church was maintained. . . . The Counselors do not possess the power of the President and cannot act in Church matters without direction and consent of the President. “All this defined clearly the position and authority of the President of the Church.” ( Joseph Smith, p. 303.)”
1 Timothy 4:7; “But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.”
Pre-eminence is the act of being preeminent. Preeminent means to be supreme, dominant, distinguished, peerless…
So they’re trying to tell the followers that Smith is peerless? Wow. If that’s not worshipping the guy I don’t know what is.