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“Any Latter-day Saint who denounces or opposes, whether actively or otherwise, any plan or doctrine advocated by the ‘prophets, seers, and revelators’ of the Church is cultivating the spirit of apostasy. One cannot speak evil of the Lord’s anointed and retain the Holy Spirit in his heart.

“This sort of game is Satan’s favorite pastime, and he has practiced it to believing souls since Adam. He [Satan] wins a great victory when he can get members of the Church to speak against their leaders and to ‘do their own thinking.’”

The Presiding Bishopric’s Ward Teachers’ Message/Lee A. Palmer, Editor, Improvement Era (Salt Lake City, UT: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, June 1945), 354.