What Spirit Guides the Mormon Church?

14 November

Jude 24-25; “Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, 25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.”


If you ask a Mormon our question of the day, it’s a toss-up as to what their answer might be. One of the things they’ve been repeatedly indoctrinated with comes from a Doctrine and Covenants Manual telling them the Prophet is pre-eminent.

Doctrine and Covenants Institute Student Manual, Section 90, The Oracles of God; “Counselors can do everything their presiding officer directs them to do, as if the president were personally acting. In this sense they are equals. However, they have no power to act independent of the president. Rigdon and…Williams received their ordination from the Prophet Joseph Smith, who held the keys. Since these two men received their authority from Joseph Smith, it follows that they were not equal to him in every sense…”the pre-eminence of the President of the Church was maintained. . . . ( Joseph Smith, p. 303.)”

This is obviously far different from what we read in God’s Holy word!

Ezek. 39:29; “Neither will I hide my face any more from them: for I have poured out my spirit upon the house of Israel, saith the Lord God.”

How reassuring it is for us as believers knowing God promised His Spirit to be with us, and then knowing He kept His promise! It’s a time for celebration and praise – Thank You Jesus, praise Your Holy Name!

God’s Holy Spirit is the One and Only Spirit guiding the path of a believer. There’s no confusion, nor is there needless wondering if He’ll change His mind later on. As an ex-Mormon I can’t tell you what an absolute relief this is!!!

Be sure to ask a Mormon for their opinion on this, and if they believe their prophet is without equal. Tomorrow we’re looking at what spirit guides members of the Church.

One last observation –

Why does the picture of Smith look like he’s ruling from heaven as if he were God?

With Love in Christ;


1 Cor 1:18

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