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George Albert Smith on Church leaders and free agency

In the Imporovement Era, June 1945 contains the following quote as part of a Ward Teachers’ message:

When our leaders speak, the thinking has been done. When they propose a plan–it is God’s plan. When they point the way, there is no other which is safe. When they give direction, it should mark the end of controversy. God works in no other way. To think otherwise, without immediate repentance, may cost one his faith, may destroy his testimony, and leave him a stranger to the kingdom of God.

Recent posts justifying the Priesthood ban as being sancitioned by God or that views held by GA’s about evolution consitute a formal revalation from God would seem to be based upon feelings such as this quote expresses. But there is more to this story.

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