Thursday, May 15, 2014

Our Leaders Don't Claim to Be Infallible

“I make no claim of infallibility.” (Spencer W. Kimball, Improvement Era, June 1970, p. 93)

“We make no claim of infallibility or perfection in the prophets, seers, and revelators.” (James E. Faust, Ensign, November 1989, p. 11)

“The First Presidency cannot claim, individually or collectively, infallibility.” (George Q. Cannon Gospel Truth: Discourses and Writings of President George Q. Cannon, 1957, 1:206)

“Even the President of the Church has not always spoken under the direction of the Holy Ghost.” (Elder J. Reuben Clark, quoted in Faithful History: Essays on Writing Mormon History, p. 82)

“The Lord uses imperfect people…He often allows their errors to stand uncorrected. He may have a purpose in doing so, such as to teach us that religious truth comes forth “line upon line, precept upon precept” in a process of sifting and winnowing similar to the one I know so well in science.” (Henry Eyring, Reflections of a Scientist, p. 47)


Clean Cut said...

It's never been the leaders who have taught infallibility. It's been quasi-fundamentalist members who think we're supposed to believe in prophetic infallibility.

And we already know how I feel about that...

Anonymous said...

Everyone I know says the leaders are fallible, but nobody can publicly identify and discuss what mistakes the leaders have made beginning with Joseph Smith and ending with President Monson. .