In attempting to pass spread the Gospel by printing and givng out the Revelations, I became a target for police and was driven into the mountains to live, my rights to speak anywhere at all or even make a living not recognized by comfortable and happy church-going, flag-waving practioners of foolishness.
22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.
23 Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.
24 But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.
25 Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep.
26 Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.
(New Testament | Luke 6:22–26)
Also Apostle Mark E. Petersen wrote a pamphlet called "Which Church is Right" in which he makes the point the Church must be the same in organization from the ancient one:
"There was no indication that such an organization ever would be changed, or that any part of it would become unnecessary...So the original organization of the Church, with its officers, ordinances and doctrines, was intended to continue unchanged until such a time as he explained to the Ephesians, as we all come to a unity of the faith, and reach perfection in Christ. The events following the ascension of the Savior also make it clear that the organization of the Church was intended to continue on." I showed how the Mormon Church has changed in the very point Mark Petersen used to illustrate this principle, namely filling vacancies in the Quorum of the Twelve.
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