Latter-day Saints often claim that they are guided by revelation from on high in a variety of ways, while still holding to a position implied in one interpretation of the First Vision that every other church is directed by the precepts of men. But how accurate is this assessment? How exclusive is the LDS claim to modern-day revelation? How much revelation would outsiders claim our prophets receive? How much do other traditions themselves claim to receive? Is our understanding of what is and is not revelation the same as their understanding? Some worry that we as a church are no longer led by revelation, as we once were. Is this true?
Jeffrey Giliam, Kim McCall