“President Hinckley spoke of those outside the Church who say Latter-day Saints ‘do not believe in the traditional Christ,’ ‘No, I don’t. The traditional Christ of whom they speak is not the Christ of whom I speak.”
Mormonism teaches that every human being is born a child of God. No one can attain this new birth by his or her own power, merit, or ability. Only God can grant it. It is a gift of God.
Did Joseph Smith write himself into Mormon scripture in order to convince people he was a prophet?
It’s apparent that these scriptural passages came through one man. And it’s the same man who is the object of those prophecies – Joseph Smith.
Doesn’t that seem self-serving and arrogant of Joseph Smith to write himself into the narrative of what is called Mormon scripture?