Saturday, April 24, 2010
Who will save you?
I was asked if some mortals, like Jesus Christ, are inerrant, perfect and without sin. Actually, the questions was phrased differently. The question asked if I thought the church president could make mistakes. [I suppose my rephrase gives my view.] But to clarify:
I do not think any person should trust ANY other person to save them. Don't trust another man, for all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Don't trust me. Don't rely upon those who are gifted, those who lead you, or any man.
“I am more afraid that this people have so much confidence in their leaders that they will not inquire for themselves of God whether they are led by him. I am fearful they settle down in a state of blind self-security, trusting their eternal destiny in the hands of their leaders with a reckless confidence that in itself would thwart the purposes of God in their salvation, and weaken that influence they could give to their leaders, did they know for themselves, by the revelations of Jesus, that they are led in the right way” ( Discourses of Brigham Young, 135).
If a man is a leader and he has the Spirit of God upon him, and speaks by the Spirit of God words of eternal life, then I follow the Spirit of God, not the man. I trust no one. And I look to find the Spirit of God, wherever it speaks, without regard to who possess it.