Too many LDS Church members don't understand the
Gospel, or what personal revelation is.
It is "personal" -- for you and your family only -- kind of
revelation, not usually to be shared with the
world at large, or you are casting your pearls before swine.
Case in point is a church member who recently wrote a
book centered around when he saw God.
I argue the man didn't really see God or he wouldn't be
sharing this experience all over the place.
Joseph Smith was a lone exception in this dispensation to
seeing God and going full scale public.
Do you hear today's Apostles telling of such visits by God?
No, you don't and I say God isn't going to show
himself to someone if they are going to make it full scale
Furthermore, ALL these people making such claims of divine
visits have a personal agenda.
Take the late Max Skousen. He was visited by an angel of
light on a California beach, who told Max to go tell President
David O. McKay that he was wrong.
Max Skousen did exactly that.
This other man who wrote the recent book about seeing
God has an agenda too -- he believes the church's leaders
have gone astray. If that isn't apostasy, then what is?
Too many active church members read only the Book of
Mormon over and over again and don't really understand
the Gospel, or they would know you don't cast your pearls
before swine and how to tell apostasy -- by their fruits ye
shall know them.
The church member who wrote the book has been asked to
discontinue it. He said he won't, so he is already on the
road to full apostasy.
Only the prophet receives revelation for the entire church.
-And, there are some others in the church who also
currently claim personal revelations, like visions of the last
Again, the fact that these members post personal
revelations all over the Internet -- again casting pearls
before swine at the least -- prove their claims carry no
Brigham Young said God does not reveal any secrets to
those who cannot keep a secret.