The Latter-Day Saints' Millennial Star, Vol. 74
Excerpt from The Latter-Day Saints' Millennial Star, Vol. 74: February 22, 1912 Let us consider these scraps in order. The Roman Catholic Church claims to hold the authority of the Priesthood; so do we. The claim to authority - to sole authority - is necessary to the Church of Christ, as God does not leave His Priesthood scattered among a multiplicity of warring sects. This claim to sole author ity is the strongest point in the Roman Catholic faith, and the rock on which so many Protestant arguments are wrecked. So, if Joseph Smith took this scrap of Catholicism, he certainly used good judgment in his selection. We next take the Protestant scrap - that of refusing to re cognize the authority of Rome because of the general apostasy. Strange as it may seem, this is also the strongest point in the Episcopal faith, for in matters of ceremonial, doctrine and ritual, the High Church and the Catholics are so similar that, except for this one point, they might be one. But unless the Romish claim to authority is wrong, the Church of England - or any other, for that matter, has no excuse for existing. The weak point in this argument is that, while the Church of England denies the authority of Rome, it offers nothing in its place. The Baptist Church also has one real strong point, and only' one-that of baptism by immersion, which is the true and correct form. We also believe in that, and again remark, if Joseph Smith has been picking up scraps, he used wonderful care in selecting them, taking the best from the three creeds so far mentioned. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.