- Elder Russell M. Ballard, "The Opportunities and Responsibilities of CES Teachers in the 21st Century", 26 February 2016
The LDS Church pulled this document from lds.org and have replaced it with news of the event, which left out all the important information. So I'm providing the document here in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, Fair Use Act, Copyright Act, and as a matter of ethics regarding moral responsibility of transparency. The Church is trying to cover up the words of one of their own.
In this talk, Elder Ballard, tells CES Instructors:
"Gone are the days when a student asked an honest question and a teacher responded, “Don’t worry about it!” Gone are the days when a student raised a sincere concern and a teacher bore his or her testimony as a response intended to avoid the issue. Gone are the days when students were protected from people who attacked the Church."
I cannot begin to tell you how many Local Church Leaders I've had who've told me that they've never even read the Book of Mormon, or do not even know the doctrine. These men don't live by faith and especially by testimony, they live by their "feelings", thinking that that is the Spirit of God. And now Prophet after Prophet is coming out admitting that they don't know the doctrine. MY GOD!!! What is going on!!! We trust that Prophets are called and chosen by God and President Hinckley goes on 60 Minutes to tell the World that the Lord puts in old men, who are "experienced". How can our Prophets, or even local leaders lead, guide, and direct, when they don't even know the doctrine?
In the Book of Mormon there is the story of a wicked King named, Noah, who did away with the previous Priests and appointed all new priests who would support his beliefs and lifestyle choices. These Priests did not know the doctrine, nor even the 10 Commandments and needed to be instructed by Abinadi, who was sent to warn King Noah and his Priests, who accused him of being a terrorist and "mad", which is defined as 'crazy' or 'insane'. These are the two labels corrupt leaders use on those who criticize them. The Church just calls them "Apostates", which is meant to mean those who have incorrect thinking (crazy) and who threaten the Church and its leaders (terrorist).
If you've read my work you know that in the Doctrine and Covenants 103:16 the Exodus back to Missouri will not be lead by a Church Leader. Or that the "one mighty and strong" in D&C 85:7 is also not a Church Leader. Or that the "Man Child" of Revelation 12:5 is also not a Church Leader. All previous historical Exodus' have been lead by someone who was not the leader of the Church, yep, not even Moses, check it out in the Book of Exodus. But because others in the Church know this fact as well, many are now emerging as these prophesied people. Denver Snuffer, is one example, whose followers think he is the "one mighty and strong". If these people knew their doctrine they would know he is a fake. I will wait until the 23rd of September to disclose how to identify the Man Child, for I don't want to plant in anyone's mind ahead of time what the requirements for the position are. I've already demonstrated how President Trump cannot be the Man Child, but that was easy and obvious, yet there is more required. And he is not to be revealed until the 23rd, because the "Dragon" is trying to destroy him. And no, the Prophets don't even know about him, for there is no expert in the Church who has ever discussed him in any publication, talk, or Church lesson manual or commentary. The Church just generally brushes it off as the coming of the "Kingdom of God and His Christ". Guess what guys, just as the Church has a leader, so too does the Kingdom and no it is not even Jesus who is the metaphoric father of the Man Child!!!
So I guess those of you reading my posts are realizing that I'm releasing some pent up frustration. It is because I just learned this week, by doing the math, that the Church only has about 2.3 Million members. I am a big proponent of "By their fruits ye shall know them". The fruits of the Church are that we lost 10 to 13 million members, that the Church is wealthy and the Church leaders are wealthy and wear "fine" apparel, and that they self confess that they don't know the Church doctrine, which has been revealed in their Conference talks, like the doctrine of 'testimony' for example. And the Church is covering information up, like Elder Ballard's talk. It's not a faith crisis that I'm going through, for my faith is not based upon current leadership, but in my own real testimony of the doctrine from my own study, research, and application and fulfillment. No, my frustration is that this Church of Christ has been infiltrated by corruption. It was prophesied, but to experience the fulfillment changes one's paradigm. As a seed one gets certain ideas of what the seed would grow into and what the fruit might taste like, but until the fruit is developed you really don't know. Now I know.
UPDATE: the only way to find Elder Ballard's talk is by the link provided at the top of the document. It's still there, but it won't pull up in the search engine.