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10/1/03
"The sacred record states: 'Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but He revealeth His secrets unto His servants the Prophets.' (Amos 3:7). From this we learn that if there are no prophets of the Lord, then our Heavenly Father is doing nothing in a religious sense among the people of this earth; but if He is doing a work among them for their redemption, then there must be prophets. By this it will be easy to ascertain whether the prediction of Amos has been verified or not. Who, previous to the year 1827, for many centuries has found in his researches an inspired prophet who could stand in the midst of the people and say, 'Thus saith the Lord? Have not the people denied the prophets and visions of heaven? We learn from the nineteenth chapter of Revelations that 'the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.' Therefore, if any have had this testimony they have been inspired with the spirit of prophecy. And again, we are informed by the Savior, as written in the sixteenth chapter of John, that the 'Spirit of truth shall guide into all truth,' and 'show you things to come.' Who has seen things to come? And where is the word of the Lord? Surely not with those who deny prophets and apostles." - Matthias F. Cowley, "Cowley's Talks on Doctrine," p. 23-24
 


11/1/05
"No Latter-day Saint has any right or title to the fellowship of the Spirit of God if he entertains an acrimonious spirit against any living man or woman." - Matthias F. Cowley, "Conference Report," April 1901, Afternoon Session, p.18
 


6/28/09
“The following passage of Scripture is often cited to prove that the Savior is the only personal being in the Deity: ‘Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; that they all may be one; as Thou, Father, art in me and I in Thee, that they also may be one in us; that the world may believe that Thou hast sent me. And the glory which Thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one.’ (John 17:20-22). The very wording of this Scripture shows that the Father and the Son are not one in person, because He prays that all the disciples may be one in the same manner that the Father and the Son are one, and one in that sense only, for the simple reason that the oneness of the Father and the Son is perfect and complete. Their unity consists in being one in wisdom, one in knowledge, one in power, one in council, having a unity of purpose in the accomplishment of man's salvation to the tallest extent and in every conceivable respect. The disciples of Jesus could not be one in person, for each of himself is a separate individuality; they can be one, however, as the Father and Son are one, in the accomplishment of one great purpose—the salvation of mankind—because they are baptized by one Spirit into one body, even the church of Christ; they have one Lord, one faith and one baptism, and are all taught of God, having ‘access by one Spirit unto the Father’ (Eph 2:18), who is not the author of confusion, and cannot consistently, with His own attributes, contradict Himself.” -
Matthias F. Cowley, “Cowley's Talks on Doctrine,” p. 80
 


 
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