Conference Report April 1904, pg. 97; “The principles God has revealed for the redemption of His people do not manifest themselves to the people suddenly, but the man who conforms to the first principles, having faith in the Lord Jesus, repenting of his sins, going down into the water and being baptized for the remission of his sins, receives the Holy Ghost, which will lead him into all truth…but when he becomes derelict in his duties, and begins to neglect his prayers, and speak evil of the servants of God, criticising those who bear the Holy Priesthood who preside ever him, then the light begins to wane again, and the Spirit of God withdraws until he is left entirely to himself.” – David Cannon
Matthew 23:4; “For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.”
The verse in Matthew is what I think of whenever I see something in Mormonism that tells the people you have to work to receive the Lord’s presence and help in life. People like my own mother will not accept His love or His free gift of salvation. She has to take responsibility for her behavior but it is from the teachings of the Church that keeps her where she is.