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Let me add:
From the "14 Fundamentals of Following a Prophet"
Fourth: The prophet will never lead the Church astray.
President Wilford Woodruff stated:
“I say to Israel, the Lord will never permit me or any other man who stands as president of the Church to lead you astray. It is not in the program. It is not in the mind of God.”(The Discourses of Wilford Woodruff, pp. 212–13.)
President Marion G. Romney tells of this incident which happened to him:
“I remember years ago when I was a bishop I had President Heber J. Grant talk to our ward. After the meeting I drove him home … Standing by me, he put his arm over my shoulder and said:‘My boy, you always keep your eye on the President of the Church and if he ever tells you to do anything, and it is wrong, and you do it, the Lord will bless you for it.’ Then with a twinkle in his eye, he said,‘But you don’t need to worry. The Lord will never let his mouthpiece lead the people astray.’”(Conference Report, October 1960, p. 78.)
Sixth: The prophet does not have to say “Thus saith the Lord” to give us scripture.
Sometimes there are those who argue about words. They might say the prophet gave us counsel but that we are not obliged to follow it unless he says it is a commandment. But the Lord says of the Prophet,“Thou shalt give heed unto all his words and commandments which he shall give unto you.”(D&C 21:4.)
And speaking of taking counsel from the prophet, in D&C 108:1, the Lord states:
“Verily thus saith the Lord unto you, my servant Lyman: Your sins are forgiven you, because you have obeyed my voice in coming up hither this morning to receive counsel of him whom I have appointed.”
Said Brigham Young,“I have never yet preached a sermon and sent it out to the children of men, that they may not call scripture.”(Journal of Discourses, 13:95.)
What every MORMON that declares the J&C should read.
Page 6 of J&D vol.1 Message from the Presidency.
It was by LDS council Mr. Watt recorded the sermons found in the J&C. It was by official LDS council that they were to be made. That the sermons contained with in were recorded by Phonography.
That he did it faithfully
The J&D were created by the offical LDS council the called for and approved them to be made.
The Only reason they were published the way they were I.E. a non official LDS publisher was at the direction of the Official LDS council headed by LDS Prophet Brigham YOUNG so Watt could get some financial gain for working two years with out pay and maintain his status as a reporter.
Were all concerned it was official LDS endorsed and requested publication.
The Journals were a set of REPORTS already reviewed by the Council which I remind you again was headed by Brigham YOUNG.
The J&D are and were official LDS publication.
Brigham YOUNG no less says so in his opening to them.
The only reason is by the REQUEST of B.Y. they were not published by a LDS publisher was so WATT could receive the profits for his time and effort.
Again I doubt any LDS on this thread has ever read Page 6 of Vol. 1 but has been lied to by their Bishop at their local stake that they were not published by and official LDS publisher therefore not a official LDS publication. But that did not make them any less official had they been as shown for the reasons above.
TRUTH MATTERS the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help us God.