No other written Testament so clearly illustrates ( like the Book of Mormon ) the fact that when men ( and women ) and nations walk in the Fear of God and in Obedience to His Commandments, they prosper and grow, but when they disregard Him and His work, there comes a decay that, unless arrested by Righteousness, leads to impotence ( helplessness ) and death.”
( Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley, A Testimony Vibrant and True, Ensign, Aug. 2005, pgs. 4-5 )
 
     
  The history of the Nephites is a
roller-coaster of peace, prosperity, and then
pride, wickedness, and punishment.
 
     
  We have already seen what Satan did to the writings of the ancient, Dead Prophets of the Bible*, but he is powerless to change, manipulate, or confuse the standards and teachings of Living Prophets.  
     
  I can change these guys
‛ words all I want, and
there ‛s not a thing they
can do about it.
 
  I can ‛t believe
what I am hearing.
Are you trying to slander ancient
Prophets ?
 
  I ‛m only pointing out that
the real debate is over
accepting “Dead Prophets
in lieu of Live Prophets.
 
  3 ) Satan opposes Living Prophets,
continuing Revelation and direct authority from God (the Priesthood ) to perform His ordinances.
 

* See page . . .

 

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