leaders of the people will be as evil or as good as the people who they lead

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From the works of Christopher Marc Nemelka

Therefore, the leaders of the people will be
as evil or as good as the people who they lead.
And also the people will be as good or as evil as
those who lead them.
 
41 And now I, Moroni, have been wrought
upon greatly by the spirit of God, insomuch that
I have been commanded to explain further some
other things pertaining to the position of those
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who are Gods, yea even those that exist in a
exalted Celestial state of happiness.
42 And many of these things were touched
upon by the prophets and are also touched upon
in the holy scriptures that are among the
children of men in our world. But there are few
that understand the meaning of these things.
And others have been led to believe that because
God cannot be corrupt without destroying the
work of God, then those who are His chosen
leaders among the children of men cannot be
corrupt, because they, too, would destroy the
work of God.
43 Behold, those that believe this are in great
error, and are susceptible to the enticings of the
devil, which are given unto them by those men
and women who make such a claim. For those
who claim that a leader of the church of God
will never be allowed to mislead them, are being
misled by those who proclaim this. For they
have taken an eternal principle and made it
carnal to fit their foolish and selfish desires.
44 For behold, the Lord alloweth the children
of men to be led according to the desires of their
hearts. And if their desires are evil, then they
will be led unto evil. And if the desires of their
hearts be good, then are they led in
righteousness.
45 Therefore, the leaders of the people will be
as evil or as good as the people who they lead.
And also the people will be as good or as evil as
those who lead them.
46 For the eternal laws of heaven cannot be
altered, and by these laws are all the children of
God guaranteed their agency—which is a power
to act according to the dictates of their own
conscience, according to each, by their own
desires of happiness.
47 And no man or woman can be forced to
follow a leader without his or her consent. For
if this were the case, then the eternal law of
agency would be for naught, and then God
would be for naught, and His work would cease.
48 And if a man followeth blindly and sayeth
unto himself: I have accepted this leader as my
leader and will trust in him; and if it so be that
this leader leadeth me wrongly, then I will not be
responsible for my actions, but my sin will fall
upon the head of my leader.
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49 Now, this man who thinketh this is in grave
danger of being led into misery and sorrow. For
behold, all the creations of God are responsible
to the God who gave them life and who hath
also granted unto them their agency to choose
their own actions, which actions will lead to
their own misery, or to their own happiness.
50 However, woe be unto those who set
themselves up as leaders among men, for not
only will they suffer for their own sins, but they
must suffer also for the sins of their followers.
And therefore, their state is much worse than
that of their followers. But their followers shall
also suffer with them.
51 Now this is the thing that the Spirit hath
instructed me to explain in this record, even that
those who are our leaders, or our Gods, that lead
us in righteousness, shall partake of our
happiness also. Yea, we shall receive eternal
happiness if it so be that we follow Their
guidance, but They, too, shall receive more
happiness than us, having added to Theirs
because of our own.