personal composition of the topic, more detailed references in process.
– Brigham Young said the saints used to be a distinct people, but are becoming to be a people known for their mediocrity.
-Mormon culture doesn’t mean the church is or isn’t true. Joseph Smith said that the majority of the 12 Apostles and the records of the church will never lead you astray. (teachings_).
-President Boyd K Packer of the Quorum of the 12 said “persecution will not always come from outside of the church”. (Gen Conf _)
-When Jesus was on the earth he was getting after his followers all of the time for being out of place, even his 12 Apostles, like when Peter began to sink in the water and Jesus asked “wherefore are ye of little faith?”. We can’t expect the church of Jesus Christ to be too much more than what it was when Jesus was personally here on earth living.