One reason the New Testament Church fell into apostasy was because it was overcome by false Greek philosophy. Today, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is under attack by many different philosophies, but they all pretty much boil down to the same kind of thinking: there is no God, no right and wrong, no sin or evil or righteousness, and whatever a person wants to do is just fine. Or, if there is a god, he/she/it is remade in the image of men/women, and not men made in the image of God. In other words, God becomes what each person wants him to be for their own purposes. This is why there are so many different churches today; one for whatever set of doctrines suites a particular group. (And we haven’t even mentioned the unrelenting and vigorous Satanic attack on religious freedom throughout the United States and the world.)
With the restored Church of Jesus Christ, there is constant pressure from inside and outside to follow suit, to change the doctrines and reinterpret the scriptures to accommodate the vain philosophies of men. Mingling a little scripture with these modern philosophies/societal norms is an old game of the Adversary (who has pulled it off repeatedly in the past; hence the need for new dispensations). Therefore, whether it be gay/lesbian lifestyles/marriage, ordaining women/extreme feminism, promoting doubt of God as good, revising the narrative of the apostasy and restoration, or feuding with feds, it’s all man/woman-made philosophies. Whatever gets or keeps people out of the Church, or if not that, out of the temple, gives the devil a victory.
Instead, we should follow the prophets and apostles in their teaching the scriptures, so “that ye may not be seduced by evil spirits, or doctrines of devils, or the commandments of men; for some are of men, and others of devils” (D&C 46:7).
From Determining Doctrine: