Your first statement is nonsense. It isn't like a decade of medical training, years of residency, and years of professional experience just disappear when you retire. I haven't worked as a sys admin for over 30 years but I still know how to do it.Mamabear wrote: ↑November 15th, 2022, 2:33 pm“President Nelson was talking as a medical professional, taking cues from the likes of the CDC, WHO, AMA, etc.“innocentoldguy wrote: ↑November 15th, 2022, 2:01 pmThe basis of your post is that because you disagree with a statement the prophet made regarding vaccines that he "lied" to you and you should no longer follow him. Therefore, your implication is indeed an expectation of perfection and anything short of that is justification to reject the prophet.Atrasado wrote: ↑November 15th, 2022, 1:17 pmI didn't say anything about prophets being perfect. And the Lord didn't say anything about it either. He just said that if the prophet speaks in My name there is no excuse for them to be wrong or mistaken, at all. Like any other person, the prophet will sin and make mistakes and must repent, but according to the Lord's word, there is no latitude for error when they speak in the Lord's name. I didn't write those things, Moses and Ezekiel did. Don't we live by every word of the Lord? Then why don't those scriptures matter to you?innocentoldguy wrote: ↑November 15th, 2022, 10:58 am
There has been quite a lot written in all volumes of scripture regarding those who reject the prophets, and the outcome is never good. I think the Lord is quite clear in the scriptures regarding the standing of those who reject the prophets.
I also reject your proposal that prophets are perfect. That goes completely against everything taught throughout scripture. Prophets are fallible, fallen beings just like you and me.
If your post had instead been, "Why did the prophet tell us to take an experimental vaccine that has proven to be harmful?" (while ignoring the fact that he also said to decide for yourself by consulting a medical professional, to pray about it, and listen to the Holy Ghost) The Occam's razor answer would be something like:
* President Nelson was talking as a medical professional, taking cues from the likes of the CDC, WHO, AMA, etc.
* The Lord wanted people to take the vaccines for some external reason that we don't yet understand.
At no point should our response ever be to reject the prophet. The scriptures are clear on the consequences of doing that. My recommendation would be to let the Lord judge the prophet, since it isn't our place to do so.
When was the last time Nelson performed surgery? He hasn’t been a medical professional for many years and thus couldn’t speak as one. Even those who spoke as medical professionals were wrong.
I don't see the relevancy of your second statement, since there's nothing wrong with being wrong. We're all wrong multiple times every day. That's just part of the human experience.