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Pres. Hinckley's comments about critics of
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


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On the other hand, during these years I have come to know of the mean and contemptuous ways of our critics.  I think the Lord had them in mind when he declared:

Cursed are all those that shall lift up the heel against mine anointed, saith the Lord, and cry they have sinned when they have not sinned before me, . . . but have done that which was meet in mine eyes, and which I commanded them.

. . . Those who cry transgression do it because they are the servants of sin, and are the children of disobedience themselves. . . . 

Wo unto them. . . . 

Their basket shall not be full, their houses and their barns shall perish, and they themselves shall be despised by those that flattered them" (D&C 121:1617, 1920). 

We leave to Him, whose right it is, judgments that may come to those who oppose His work.


The full text of Pres. Hinckley's comments can be read on the LDS Church web site under Gospel Library > General Conference Archive > Conferences > April 2000 > My Testimony.  It is found in the April General Conference in the Sunday Morning Session 2 April 2000.