It’s that semi-annual time of year where Latter-day Saints AND Mormons come together to listen to the leaders of the church. Some listen for guidance, some listen for fodder. Some listen to hear the word of God. But how do we know when we are hearing what God wants us to hear if scriptures are not quoted? How do we discern between revelation and opinion? Is prayer and listening to the Spirit enough to quiet the questioning voices? Must true revelation and counsel from our creator be prefaced with “And thus saith the Lord…”?
Adoration of our leaders has at times bordered on worship and blind obedience, as mentioned in this article. But how else do we take what is said in Conference? How do we follow our own paths when they are so clearly discouraged by our leaders? Please share your thoughts on modern revelation with us in the poll below. And feel free to share any thoughts you have on the Conference sessions so far. Has anything stood out to you for good or bad today that you would like to discuss or mention, praise or lament?
It is our goal at the Exponent to be respectful of all opinions in discussion, whether they are your own or those of the Church leaders and other commenters that you disagree with. We recognize the fallibility of all persons, even our spiritual leaders, and we wish to extend the benefit of doubt to everyone as children of God.