05) ERRORS IN REVELATION: Are there errors in the revelations?

Prophetic Statements

joseph-smith-writing-kilbourn_193866_inlJoseph Smith

When did I ever teach any thing wrong from this stand? when was I ever confounded? I want to triumph in Israel before I depart hence and am no more seen — I never told you I was perfect— but there is no error in the revelations which I have taught — must I then be thrown away as a thing of nought? — I enjoin for your consideration, add to your faith, virtue, love &c l say in the name of the Lord, if these things are in you, you shall be fruitful. I testify that no man has power to reveal it, but myself, things in heaven, in earth and hell — and all shut your mouths for the future — I commend you all to God, that you may inherit all things — & may God add his blessings. Amen. 1

Brigham Young

“I will make a statement here that has been brought against me as a crime, perhaps, or as a fault in my life. Not here, I do not allude to anything of the kind in this place, but in the councils of the nations that Brigham Young has said “when he sends forth his discourses to the world they may call them Scripture.” I say now, when they are copied and approved by me they are as good Scripture as is couched in this Bible, and if you want to read revelation read the sayings of him who knows the mind of God, without any special command to one man to go here, and to another to go yonder, or to do this or that, or to go and settle here or there.” 2

“I have never preached a sermon and sent it out to the children of men, that they may not call scripture.” 3

  1. Words of Joseph Smith. 12 May 1844, pg. 369
  2. Prophet Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, v. 13, p. 261, October 6, 1870
  3. Prophet Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, v. 13, p. 95
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