reese wrote:Jason wrote:No....but an Apostle of the Lord stated it over the pulpit at General Conference....so what's the point???? Unless you are stating that Elder Faust isn't an apostle and doesn't speak for God - is that the case?
I think that it is safe to assume in this church(according to the Lord anyway)that if it is a direct revelation from God we will be told so. Like Joseph did so often in the D&C...thus saith the Lord....Surely we are not to take everything that an apostle says to be Gods own words! For example I just read a talk by BRM who as an apostle spoke at BYU and said some thigs that I will NEVER believe are Gods words. I think the Lord has made it clear that if it is from Him we will be told so. And it will be cannonized as part of the scriptures, like it has been done in the past.
I think this will be what separates the wheat and tares and deceives the elect. Conference is to the world and there is unanimous consent on the talks (my understanding). They also get further light and knowledge as Elder Bruce R. McConkie pointed out. That said this was with respect to a fundamental instruction on how leadership functions. Either he was lying (and never corrected - as well as Joseph F Smith)....to which you are basically inferring an apostasy of the entire church leadership (which is the basis for my question to Amore on that).....or he's telling the truth.
Obviously you can take away whatever you want....and it will be pertinent to your endpoint. To each their own and the guidance of the Spirit.....