Arrogance of BY
Journal of Discourses 13:95; “I have never yet preached a sermon and sent it out to the children of men, that they may not call Scripture.” – Brigham Young, Salt Lake City, January 2, 1870
2 Peter 1:20; “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.”
Every Mormon should know this LDS teaching by heart.
Arrogance of Joseph Smith
History of the Church 6:408-409; “Come on! ye prosecutors! ye false swearers! All hell, boil over! Ye burning mountains, roll down your lava! for I will come out on the top at last. I have more to boast of than ever any man had. I am the only man that has ever been able to keep a whole church together since the days of Adam. A large majority of the whole have stood by me. Neither Paul, John, Peter, nor Jesus ever did it. I boast that no man ever did such a work as I. The followers of Jesus ran away from Him; but the Latter-day Saints never ran away from me yet.”
Deut. 34:10; “And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face.”
Deut. 28:66; “And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life.”
At the time of Smith’s boastful speech people had indeed left the fold. As a matter of fact it was an address towards the dissenters of the Church on Sunday, May 26, 1844.