Boyd Packer has been a source of quotes for us here at LAM because of the contradictory and heretical teachings that come from his mouth while standing at a pulpit. And this time his teachings have proven themselves to be no different than other times.
On Sunday evening, November 6, 2011 the Deseret News published an article highlighting the speech he gave to an audience of young LDS members eager to hear some prophetic and wisdom filled words from the Mormon apostle.
While the kids in attendance probably weren’t old enough to even know about another speech he gave back in 1981, we thought we’d point it out for those who’d like to compare the words of this self proclaimed “man of God”.
On Sunday the apostle Packer made the comment; “All truth is worth knowing. Some truths are more useful, but there are truths that are most worth knowing.”
While the focus of his speech needs some serious attention we’re foregoing that part for now because Melissa’s working on an article about it.
The words he used in this latest speech completely contradict a major speech he gave in 1981 called “The Mantle is Far, Far Greater Than the Intellect”. Here in part is what he said then and now.
Boyd K. Packer, “The Mantle is Far, Far Greater Than the Intellect”, 1981, BYU Studies, Vol. 21, No. 3, pp. 259-271; “Church history can be so interesting and so inspiring as to be a very powerful tool indeed for building faith. If not properly written or properly taught, it may be a faith destroyer…There is a temptation for the writer or the teacher of Church history to want to tell everything, whether it is worthy or faith promoting or not…Some things that are true are not very useful…Teaching some things that are true, prematurely or at the wrong time, can invite sorry and heartbreak instead of the joy intended to accompany learning.”
“All truth is worth knowing. Some truths are more useful, but there are truths that are most worth knowing.”
While the Mormon reading this will jump all over it to tell us that he didn’t contradict himself, allow yourself to contemplate these things for a moment before you rush to stand up for this guy and the things he says.
I don’t write these things to bash or ridicule the Mormon people. This makes my heart sad that someone with such authority would falsely teach young impressionable kids. His lies to this people group are outrageous and someone in Mormonism ought to hold him accountable.
Is the truth worth knowing and is it worthwhile? Absolutely! Truth doesn’t have to hide, nor does it ever have to lie. Jesus told us the truth would set us free! John 8:32. So when would the truth ever not be useful Mr. Packer? And how could the truth ever be a faith destroyer? If anything it clears the air and allows fresh insight to come in; i.e. His Holy Spirit!
Pray that someone in that audience heard this man’s words and will know that twenty years earlier he was preaching another story.
With Love in Christ; Michelle Grim