Do we only teach in a way that sounds like the current prophet speaking?

There are those among us who think that not only must our teaching be true, but the way our teaching sounds must also agree with the current prophet. That is a pretty ridiculous idea, because there is a wide range of teachers seen in the scriptures – from the poetic words of Lehi to the straight talk of Nephi to the words of Isaiah. Do we turn various scriptures on and off based on which ones sound like the current prophet? In fact, if that was true than anyone teaching today should refrain from quoting scriptures that use language like hell, devil, evil, and wicked more frequently than President Monson does.

But of course, Christ uses those words frequently, while President Monson almost never mentions them. And any doctrine that would conclude that we cannot quote scriptures where Christ is speaking is the purest bologna.

 

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John Robertson

I am nothing more than a regular member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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