Humility

Humility. Accordingto Alma 5:27-28, this means being “sufficiently humble” as well as “stripped of pride.” Joseph Smith boasted,  “I have more to boast of than ever any man had. I am the only man that has ever been able to keep a whole church together since the days of Adam. A large majority of the whole have stood by me. Neither Paul, John, Peter, nor Jesus ever did it. I boast that no man ever did such a work as I. The followers of Jesus ran away from Him; but the Latter-day Saints never ran away from me yet” (History of the Church 6:408-409). For more on Smith, see here.

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