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Source:James E. Talmage:The Vitality of Mormonism:42:God has not established His Church to make of its members irresponsible automatons
Talmage: "God has not established His Church to make of its members irresponsible automatons"
James E. Talmage:
The same principle applies to persons and to the Church as a whole today. God has not established His Church to make of its members irresponsible automatons, nor to exact from them blind obedience. Albeit, blessed is the man who, while unable to fathom or comprehend in full the Divine purpose underlying commandment and law, has such faith as to obey. So did Adam in offering sacrifice, yet, when questioned as to the significance of his service, he answered with faith and assurance worthy the patriarch of the race: "I know not, save the Lord commanded me."
- James E. Talmage, The Vitality of Mormonism, p. 42.