Sunday, December 20, 2009

The prophets vs. the scriptures

A rather frequent Mormon meme that actually bothers me pretty intensely: The idea that if we had to choose between having the scriptures or having living prophets, we should choose the living prophets ’cause they can simply give us what’s already in the scriptures as well as anything else we need.

This, of course, is the reason that the prophet Lehi felt free to leave the brass plates behind in Jerusalem. Right?

1 comment:

Heather the Mama Duk said...

If I had to choose *between* them (Lehi was able to have *both*), I'd choose the scriptures. If we were in a situation where we could only have one, odds are being able to hear from the prophet wouldn't be, so written scriptures makes sense.