Intelligent People in Darkness with Rejection of Joseph

Journal of Discourses 8:223; “Every intelligent person under the heavens that does NOT, when informed, acknowledge that Joseph Smith, jun. is a Prophet of God, is in darkness, and is opposed to us and to Jesus and his kingdom on the earth. What do you suppose I think of them? They cannot conceive their own degradation.” – Brigham Young, Salt Lake City, October 21, 1860

Acts 5:41; “And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.”

Not long after I was saved I found myself being taunted by someone because of questions I asked. A wise Christian man handed me a piece of paper with something written on it and all it said was “Acts 5:41 – memorize it”.  At the time I didn’t know the man who handed me the note but I grew to look up to him and called on him in the early years of my walk with the Lord.

That note is still in my Bible nineteen years later. 

We can be secure in our knowledge of what Jesus has done for us and the truth of what God has told us in His word. Hurling insults or empty threats isn’t godly behavior, let alone bringing glory to God.