Spot the false prophet

spot the false prophet

OLD SCRIPTURE: “Inasmuch as this Church of Christ has been reproached with the crime of fornication and polygamy; we declare that we believe that one man should have one wife; and one woman but one husband; except in the event of death when either is at liberty to marry again.” -D&C 101:4 (added to the Doctrine and Covenants in 1835 and removed in 1876). [source]

NEW SCRIPTURE: “And again, as pertaining to the law of the priesthood—if any man espouse a virgin, and desire to espouse another, and the first give her consent, and if he espouse the second, and they are virgins, and have vowed to no other man, then is he justified.” -D&C 132:61 (added to the Doctrine and Covenants in 1876). [source]

COMMENTARY: When scriptures contradict, which is the true scripture? When scripture and prophets contradict, which do you believe? When prophets themselves contradict, how do you know which is right? Today’s doctrine may be tomorrow’s blasphemy. We thank thee, O God, for a prophet. But what were you thinking when you gave us more than one? If people in the past were mistaken when they followed their living prophet, we too could also be mistaken when we follow ours. But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.

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