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1 hour ago, David in NY said:

Good morning! Can anyone point me to the source of an alleged quote by Joseph Smith to the effect of "When I'm speaking as prophet, I'll let you know. The rest of the time I'm just Joe Smith."?


From an article on the prophesies of Joseph Smith on the official Church website:

“Joseph Smith insisted on the freedom to state his own opinions. When someone told him they thought a prophet always speaks as a prophet, Joseph countered that “a Prophet was a Prophet only when he was acting as such.” At the same time, he did not shy away from speaking boldly when the Lord gave him revealed instructions, and he stood by his prophetic pronouncements. The gift of prophecy was an important aspect of Joseph Smith’s calling and legacy.“

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