I received an e-mail not long ago from a Mormon asking me why I had to bring up so many negative things about the Church. He then told me that I was inciting riot behavior in suggesting that members of the Church should think for themselves…
So this got me to thinking…is it okay to encourage members of the Mormon Church to think for themselves or should they do what their leaders have told them to do with unwavering abandon? The monthly magazine Improvement Era said this in the June 1945 issue written for the teachers in the Church;
When our leaders speak, the thinking has been done. When they propose a plan—it is God’s plan. When they point the way, there is no other which is safe. When they give direction, it should mark the end of controversy. God works in no other way. To think otherwise, without immediate repentance, may cost one his faith, may destroy his testimony, and leave him a stranger to the kingdom of God.
So tell us what you think! Should the Mormon think for themselves or just trust the prophet is right and go along with everything they say?