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4. Guide to Documentation

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On the following pages will be found an outline of key claims and beliefs of the Mormon Church. Under each topic heading appears certain questions and explanations that will lead the student into examining that issue for himself. The outline format has been selected in order to save time and provide a rapid reference system.

4A. Does the Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints believe Joseph Smith is a true prophet of God?


"Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God. He lived and died a true prophet."

Joseph Smith, The Prophet, p. 485.
4B. Does the church believe all of Joseph Smith's Prophecies will come true?


"As these predictions have been fulfilled, so those not yet fulfilled will come to pass in the due time of the Lord..."

Gospel Doctrine, p. 488.
4C. Can anything stop Joseph Smith's predictions from coming true?


"...there is no power beneath the Celestial Kingdom that can prevent its growth, or the consummation of all that has been predicted concerning it."

Journal of Discourses, Vol. 25, 1884, p. 98.
4D. Where does the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints look for future revelations?

Through the legally appointed channel of the Priesthood.

"So long as the Lord has any communication to make to the children of men, or any instruction to impart to his Church, He will make such communication through the legally appointed channel of the Priesthood; He will never go outside of it, as long, at least, as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints exists in present from on the earth."

A Brief Statement of the Principles of the Gospels, p. 222
4E. Does the Book of Mormon teach that Joseph Smith is a true prophet of God?


"...Those who gain this divine witness from the Holy Spirit will also come to know by the same power that Jesus Christ is the Savior of this world, and that Joseph Smith is his revelator and PROPHET in these last days."

Book of Mormon, Introduction.
4F. What is Ezra Taft's statement about the prophet?
"The prophet is the only man who speaks for the Lord in everything." (#1)

"The prophet and the presidency-the living prophet and the first presidency-follow them and be blessed-reject them and suffer." (#14)

The Mormon Corporate Empire, pp. 200, 201, by John Heinerman, Anson Shupe.

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