The reason the Latter-Day-Saints want to impute infallibility to their President is because they neglect the duties devolving upon themselves, that is, working out their salvation in "fear and trembling" before the Lord, settling down to a blind state of carnal security instead. That way they do not have to bother with such matters, but can be faux saints on Sunday and then become bankers, lawyers, merchants during the week, forgetting what manner of men they were on Sunday, as long as they have assurance all is well, and they are immune by this infallibility invested in their President, who speaks nothing of Zion and the redemption thereof.
" President Joseph Smith read the 14th chapter of Ezekiel-said the Lord had declared by the Prophet, that the people should each one stand for himself, and depend on no man or men in that state of corruption of the Jewish church-that righteous persons could only deliver their own souls-applied it to the present state of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints-said if the people departed from the Lord, they must fall-that they were depending on the Prophet, hence were darkened in their minds, in consequence of neglecting the duties devolving upon themselves, envious towards the innocent, while they afflict the virtuous with their shafts of envy.
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