Sources of Authority
Mormonism says: The Mormon church uses the Bible and the Book of Mormon as their primary authority, with the addition of the Doctrine and Covenants and The Pearl of Great Price.
We believe the Bible to be the word of God, as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God. —Articles of Faith, 8.
The LDS “Living Prophet” can speak oracles which actually supercede scripture and any previous prophet's oracles, including Joseph Smith. The Bible holds the least amount of authority in the Mormon church.
Is the Bible truly the final authority in all matters of faith and morals? Answer
Is sola Scriptura a biblical or a man-made concept? Answer
What did the Early Church believe about the authority of Scripture? (sola Scriptura) Answer
- What is a PROPHET in the Bible? and who is one?
- What is a false prophet?
- PROPHECY and the Bible