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Even in the Church many are prone to garnish the sepulchres of yesterday’s prophets and mentally stone the living ones [see Matthew 23:29–30, 34].

Let us not make the error of the ancients. Numerous modern sectarians believe in the Abrahams, the Moseses, and the Pauls, but resist believing in today’s prophets. The ancients also could accept the prophets of an earlier day, but denounced and cursed the ones who were their contemporaries.
Author: Spencer W. Kimball, Source: “Chapter 23: Shepherds of the Flock,” Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Spencer W. Kimball, (2006), 249–57Saved by cboyack in prophet stone rejection 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The holy prophets have not only refused to follow erroneous human trends, but have pointed out these errors. No wonder the response to the prophets has not always been one of indifference. So often the prophets have been rejected because they first rejected the wrong ways of their own society. ...

Prophets have a way of jarring the carnal mind. Too often the holy prophets are wrongly perceived as harsh and as anxious to make a record in order to say, “I told you so.” Those prophets I have known are the most loving of men. It is because of their love and integrity that they cannot modify the Lord’s message merely to make people feel comfortable. They are too kind to be so cruel. I am so grateful that prophets do not crave popularity.
Author: Spencer W. Kimball, Source: Conference Report, Apr. 1978, 115, 116; or Ensign, May 1978, 76–77.Saved by cboyack in wickedness truth society integrity popularity prophet testimony error culture carnal rejection 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
...all who reject His gospel take offense thereat.
Author: James E. Talmage, Source: Jesus the Christ, p. 257; Helaman 16:2; 2 Nephi 10:16; Alma 46:1Saved by cboyack in opposition gospel offense rejection 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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