Our false traditions have become engrained once again. This is the "Mormon culture" that I speak of:
"On May 23, 1843, I listened to a discourse preached in the Nauvoo temple, which was then only partially finished. Brother Joseph was talking on the pre-existence of our spirits, and our relations to God in the spirit world, and our standing in the family circle of our Father. Now I am telling the truth, and I remember that while thus talking he suddenly turned around to the Apostles sitting on the stand and said in effect: 'Brethren, if I were to tell you all I know of the kingdom of God, I do know that you would rise up and kill me.' Brother Brigham arose and said, 'Don't tell me anything that I can't bear, for I don't want to apostatize.' Brother Joseph, addressing the Apostles, then said: 'The weight of this kingdom has been as a millstone around my neck, but I am going to roll it off on your shoulders, and then the kingdom of God will go on.'
“It has always been when a man was sent of God with the priesthood and he began to preach the fullness of the gospel, that he was thrust out by this friends, who are already to butcher him if he teach things which they imagine to be wrong; and Jesus was crucified upon this principle.”--Teachings, p. 310Are our false traditions so precious to us that we would kill a man for exposing them?
"To become a joint heir of the heirship of the Son, one must put away all his false traditions." --Teachings, p. 321
I am in Lehi picking up a blue hood and a headlight for the project car. Last leg of journey. Quite a drive!! I drove thru the worst weather I have ever experienced just east of Denver. Intense is just too meek of a word to describe it!