Working with the rod

gift of working with the rod

QUOTE: “It should be recognized that such tools as the Urim and Thummim, the Liahona, seerstones, and other articles have been used appropriately in biblical, Book of Mormon, and modern times by those who have the gift and authority to obtain revelation from God in connection with their use. At the same time, scriptural accounts and personal experience show that unauthorized though perhaps well-meaning persons have made inappropriate use of tangible objects while seeking or claiming to receive spiritual guidance. Those who define folk magic to include any use of tangible objects to aid in obtaining spiritual guidance confound the real with the counterfeit. They mislead themselves and their readers.” -Dallin H. Oaks, Ensign, October 1987. [source]

COMMENTARY: “Whoops. I’m sure god didn’t mean that. Let’s just edit this revelation….” is not something I would ever expect to hear from a true prophet of God. But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.

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