DS exhorts his readers to heed the Apostles and Prophet, warns against "assuming superiority to them" and "trying to bring others away from them."

Denver Snuffer

Denver C. Snuffer, Jr., The Second Comforter: Conversing with the Lord Through the Veil (Salt Lake City: Mill Creek Press, 2006), 397

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Nor does possession of such a testimony make you greater than the Lord's Apostles. Christ's instruction on the status of His called, ordained and sustained Apostles is clear: "Blessed are ye if ye shall give heed unto the words of these twelve whom I have chosen from among you to minister unto you, and to be your servants;" (3 Ne. 12:1.) And in our own day the instruction has been repeated: "And the arm of the Lord shall be revealed; and the day cometh they they who will not hear the voice of the Lord, neither the voice of his servants, neither give heed to the words of the prophets and apostles, shall be cut off from among the people," (D&C 1:14.) It is a perilous thing to attempt to put yourself between the Lord's Apostles and the Lord. He called them and He expects our sustaining faith and confidence in them. None of us will ever progress to the point that we do not need Apostles and Prophets to guide us. So, if you assume you can acquire independence and superiority from obtaining such a witness you should disabuse yourself of that notion. Our salvation is related to the heed and diligence we give to the Lord's anointed ministers. And evil speaking of them, assuming superiority to them, and trying to bring others away from them will inevitably lead to your condemnation.

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