This is disconcerting because so many members of The Group are students at BYU, and so-called "active" members of the Church. In view of this, The Mormon Eagle feels disposed to warn those who flock to this group and therefore run afoul of the teachings of the Prophets and Apostles. No good will come of this. I, Clark LeRay Herlin, warn all to give heed to the Living God and His servants, or suffer the consequences of apostasy. If one leaves the LDS Church, the Gift of the Holy Ghost leaves also, as do the blessings only found in the House of the Lord.
Open Rebuke to The Group
To begin, Brother Andrew Johnson is on a slippery slope, and will sink himself (and those who ally themselves with The Group) to Hell if he does not desist. I know this because when one gambles with Satan, one always looses. To put it another way, I quote President John Taylor. Said he:
The Redeemer says, speaking of the Gift of the Holy Ghost, "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you" (John 14:26). President Ezra Taft Benson taught in connection with this, "[Jesus] has power to comfort an anguished heart pierced by sorrow or sin. He provides a special kind of peace that no human agency can provide" (Ensign, June 1990, p. 2). Abinadi taught, "O how beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that is the founder of peace, yea, even the Lord, who has redeemed his people; yea, him who has granted salvation unto his people" (Mosiah 15:18). The Lord saith, "And in nothing doth man offend God, or against none is his wrath kindled, save those who confess not his hand in all things, and obey not his commandments. . . . But learn that he who doeth the works of righteousness shall receive his reward, even peace in this world, and eternal life in the world to come" (D&C 59:21, 23). Thus we see that peace and fulfillment can only be had within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.