PROPHECY: “The prosecuting attorney was quite mistaken in saying … he ‘would predict that a new revelation would soon follow, changing the divine law of celestial marriage.’ Whatever fame Mr. Bierbower may have secured as a lawyer, he certainly will fail as a prophet. The severest persecutions have never been followed by revelations changing a divine law, obedience to which brought imprisonment or martyrdom. Though I go to prison, God will not change his law of celestial marriage. But the man, the people, the nation, that oppose and fight against this doctrine and the Church of God, will be overthrown.” –Lorenzo Snow, reading a statement at his sentencing hearing after being convicted for unlawful cohabitation, 16 January 1886. The Historical Record, vol 6 pg 144. [source]
SCRIPTURE: “After receiving revelation, President Wilford Woodruff issued the following Manifesto, which was accepted by the Church as authoritative and binding on October 6, 1890. This led to the end of the practice of plural marriage in the Church.” –from the introduction to Official Declaration 1, Doctrine and Covenants. [source]
COMMENTARY: Who do you bet on when a lawyer and a prophet of God both make contradictory predictions on the same topic? And if you are a Mormon, how do you justify the fact that the lawyer made the more accurate prediction and your prophet failed in two prophecies in a single statement? I think a sensible conclusion is that the prophet isn’t really a prophet at all. But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.