If you have a modern-day apostle telling its members in a world-wide General Conference that the Bible is wrong and the Joseph Smith Translation is inspired – in spite of what was just pointed out in the Book of Mormon – as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, what do you do with that information?
The Bible contains the gospel of Jesus Christ. There is no need for modern prophets; especially those who would add new laws, doctrines, ordinances and theology. Hebrews 12: 2 tells us: “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of God.” Jesus also said: “It is finished”.
If the LDS Church is really a restoration of true Christianity, why don’t the leaders emulate the apostolic emphasis of the New Testament? Neither Jesus nor any author of the New Testament claims Gethsemane had anything to do with the atonement of Christ. Instead there is an abundant number of references to the cross where Christ suffered and died to pay the debt for our sin.
Every Church President since Joseph Smith has freely used “Mormonism” when describing the religion. Now, suddenly God has revealed to Russell Nelson that He is offended by the reference to “Mormon” and “Mormonism.” All this confusion should cause a member to wonder, which of all these current and former church apostles was truly a prophet? If any?