The Lord’s elect will come to know the mysteries of the heavens, by understanding and recognizing the true intention of the words of Christ! The “Learned Scholar” holds themselves above the next by accumulating transmissions, while failing to obtain the original intention of scripture. The elect will avoid dependance on the understanding of men, and access instruction through the translation of the Spirit of God.
Introduction: While Joseph Smith, 180 years ago, translated the ancient records from reformed Egyptian into english, …reading the Book of Mormon is still a foreign document to us. In order to know the intent of that record, we are required to translate Joseph’s words, to know Joseph’s mind, to understand his word-choice, in order to know God’s intended instruction. Reading through the document, memorizing, and repeating over and over those words, …without obtaining an understanding, generates false traditions of unbelief, …and does not produce the intended result, salvation. No man can be saved in ignorance.
Transmission: A transmission is simply a changing of a record from one language into another, without the need to express understanding of the original record’s …intention! The “Learned Scholar” holds themselves above the next by accumulating transmissions, while failing to be concerned about the original intention. They make complexities out of simplicity. They add to, and take away from the original document, thus corrupting its message, and reducing expectations, …to lower the sights of men. Innocent men are often led astray by such “Learned Scholar’s,” such that they are kept in the darkness of ignorance, and reject the light offered in scriptures.
Apostasy was never successful by a “direct attack or rebellion” to the doctrine. The only way for apostasy to stick, was to corrupt the doctrine, a little at a time. The pattern of doctrinal decay has been repeated in every dispensation, …including our own. An apostasy is made complete by using the words of Christ incorrectly (transmission, without concern to original intent). In Egypt, the children of Israel ended up in slavery because they fell away from the doctrines of truth, to seek salvation in the arm of flesh.
Although Moses rescued the children of Israel out of their slavery status, they continued the decay of the doctrine, once he left. They removed records of ascension, to tie salvation to “obedience to the law,” …disconnected from the heavens. They taught that revelation was not necessary, since the law was revealed and set in stone. Thus, loving God became equivalent to keeping the commandments. The correct translation of that scripture is supposed to be, “If ye love me, stand watch as a Sentry, awaiting my every command.” That was an instruction for each individual to obtain the voice of command from the Lord, …a dynamic voice. However, since dynamic revelation was replaced with the word commandments, meaning “the written law on stone,” the wrong transmission became, “If ye love me, keep my commandments.” It made the Lord’s voice static in time, and nothing new could be revealed, accept through the current hierarchy.
The ancient Christians, after Christ’s final departure, did the very same thing, they misused the trust of men and corrupted the doctrine. The apostles knew that this decay was inevitable. The doctrine would once again be manipulated to make un-necessary a salvation through connecting to the heavens, …and to place salvation upon the law, written in stone. A static law provided opportunity for man to manipulate and control other men, in unrighteous dominion. Thus the pattern of the Jewish apostasy repeated itself in the Christian apostasy.
The Nicean council (380 AD) removed ascension texts, changed the doctrines to fit what church leaders voted and agreed upon, and based salvation upon obedience to the law written in stone. A salvation tied to the law, automatically transitioned into a salvation based upon the law …as understood by the officers of the hierarchy. Different officers understood doctrine differently. So officers who shared the same beliefs grouped together to create strength in numbers, and made a stand against opposing opinions. Popular opinions became more important than the revelatory truths in the words of Christ. The decay of the words of Christ once again produced apostasy.
The power of the “Learned Scholar” to lift themselves above the next, and to make men their slaves, is completely dependent upon our ignorance of the correct translation of the words of Christ. They use accumulation of information, titles, and offices to make their argument convincing. They use repetition and name dropping to maximize the perception of credibility. They speak the Lord’s name in vain, by claiming the authority of God, while offering a false translation, tying men’s salvation to obedience to a static law. Our only hope to escape this unrighteous dominion will be to obtain the gift to translate.
Translation: A true translation is the ability to make a statement, in your own words, of the original author’s correct intention. To clarify, the translator can use any set of words to make clear the original intention of the record being translated. The emphasis is the correct original intention. That is what Joseph Smith was able to do. He didn’t just read reformed Egyptian. He understood Lehi, Nephi, Helaman, Moroni, etc. Joseph Smith used specific words to capture the intent of the authors. The authors used specific words to express the intent of God. We too can tap into the Spirit of God, to know the intent of each of the authors in the Book of Mormon, and Joseph Smith, …to know the mind and will of God.
The Elect: The elect will avoid dependance on the understanding of men, and access instruction through the translation of the Spirit of God. We are offered the gift of the tongue of angels. When we seek “further light and knowledge by conversing with the Lord through the veil,” we are really talking about a kind of prayer that pierces the veil, to produce an accurate translation of the words of Christ, …to know the original intent of the scripture, …to receive the doctrines and mysteries offered there, …and not to justify your current status as an active, temple recommend holding, 100% home/visiting teaching, scripture reading, saved, Latter-day Saint. When we begin to understand the original intent of the author’s of scripture, we are receiving further light and knowledge by conversing with the Lord through the veil. That requires a conversation with the Lord through the veil (not just reading words on a page).
The elect will not be satisfied to accept all that is spoken from the pulpit of general conference, as an accurate translation. They will hear those words, overlay them upon their understanding of the words of Christ, validate or invalidate them by matching its content with the scriptures, and then either ignore the wrong transmission, or be added unto by receiving the correct translation, because the voice of the Lord will open up your understanding. If you are the elect, salvation is not institutional. It is individual. Thus, first and foremost is the testimony of Christ, all other additional doctrines of religion are only appendages to help obtain a greater witness of Christ in the flesh. The elect refuses to forfeit their individual discernment for the idea of an institutional salvation.
Conclusion: Moses’ desire for all men to become prophets, places emphasis on them obtaining the mind and will of God. Then no man need say to his neighbor ‘know ye the Lord’ for all will know Him. Each person was intended to know Christ personally, by obtaining all the gifts of the spirit, including the gift of tongues.
You too must become a prophet by exercising your faith until you are able to work out a correct translation of the words of Christ, so that you can be instructed of Christ. Just because the scriptures are written in english, the scriptures are still a foreign document, and the mind and will of God goes unnoticed. For this reason, the whispering of the voice of the Lord to your mind is just as good as speaking to you in a foreign language, …it will be ignored. The work you do in acquiring the gift to translate will not only familiarize you with the Holy Ghost, but will teach you to recognize the voice of the Lord. The Lord is with us and will not leave us comfortless. As we become more and more familiar with His voice, and act upon it, keeping His commandments which He has given you (sacrament bread prayer), …eventually, He will reveal Himself to you in person, in the flesh.
Without acquiring the gift to translate the scriptures into your own words, you will be unable to discern the content of message from God. You will be easily tossed in the storm by men who claim to have a transmission, but fail to know the correct intention. They will not openly reject the truth, but will corrupt it, to lead you to follow after the image of your own god, which is in the likeness of the world, which is an idol.
The Lord’s elect will come to know the mysteries of the heavens, by understanding and recognizing the true intention of the words of Christ! Be the elect, by asking the Lord’s help to know His words. Feast upon the words of Christ. They will tell you all things what you should do.