Loyalty. Remaining faithful to LDS leaders is emphasized in general conference addresses and in curriculum produced by the church. According to fifteenth President Gordon B. Hinckley, “Loyalty to leadership is a cardinal requirement of all who serve in the army of the Lord. A house divided against itself cannot stand. (See Mark 3:25.) Unity is basic and essential. Declared the Lord, ‘If ye are not one ye are not mine.’ (D&C 38:27)” (Teachings of Gordon B. Hinckley, 672). James Faust, who was a member of the First Presidency, taught at a general conference, “Others may not agree with that counsel, but it warrants some consideration. I have concluded that spiritual guidance in large measure depends upon being in harmony with the President of the Church, the First Presidency, and the Quorum of the Twelve-all of whom are sustained, as they were today, as prophets, seers, and revelators. I do not know how we can expect to be in full harmony with the Spirit of the Lord if we are not in harmony with the President of the Church and the other prophets, seers, and revelators” (“Called and Chosen,” Ensign (Conference Edition), November 2005, p. 53).
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