Wednesday, June 24, 2009

More Perspective on Prophets

The most chastised and threatened person in the D&C is Joseph Smith - and it's not really very close.

What was the most common reason for early apostasy among the Saints? Joseph's weaknesses and the other leaders' inability to support him as a prophet when they disagreed with his actions and decisions. They accepted his visions of eternity, but they couldn't accept the uneducated and flawed nature that co-existed with the visionary.

I think there is a reason the chastisements were included in the canonized sections.

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