Reject Ignorance (1424 Words Long)

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to Reject Ignorance of the words of Christ. Moroni completed his father’s record by teaching about Christ. I’ll let Moroni’s instruction lead:

Mormon 9:7-14

“7. And again I speak unto you who deny the revelations of God, and say that they are done away, that there are no revelations, nor prophecies, nor gifts, nor healing, nor speaking with tongues, and the interpretation of tongues;

8. Behold I say unto you, he that denieth these things knoweth not the gospel of Christ; yea, he has not read the scriptures; if so, he does not understand them.

Our ignorance towards revelations, prophecies, gifts, healing, speaking with tongues, interpretation of tongues, …is due to not knowing the gospel of Christ because we have not read the scriptures. Or, if we have read the scriptures, we don’t understand them. Having read this, how can you feel assured in your faith because of your church attendance, Home/Visiting teaching, and loyalty/obedience to your leaders, while remaining unlearned in the words of Christ? Church meetings, no matter where you go, maintain the status quo, meaning: maintaining things as they are, without progression.

God does not change. There is no variableness in Him. Adam was required to study from the book of life, and was eventually restored into the presence of God in the flesh (D&C 107:41-57). Abraham sought the blessings of the fathers because he had studied the words of the fathers, and was restored into the presence of god in the flesh (Abraham 1:2-4). The brother of Jared sought to preserve their language at the tower of Babel. I suspect that through the studying and teaching of the words of Christ, they preserved their language, and that produced for him the presence of Christ in the flesh (Ether 3:13). The pattern from the beginning is the same today. You too must seek out the words of Christ, and return into His presence, to claim redemption. In any dispensation, apostasy seeks to make God to be a changing god, a justifying god, and a god controlled by men who sit as institutional leaders. They reject the necessity for men to return to the presence of Christ in the flesh, as it threatens their institutional leadership power to control and manipulate man.

9. For do we not read that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and in him there is no variableness neither shadow of changing?

10. And now, if ye have imagined up unto yourselves a god who doth vary, and in whom there is shadow of changing, then have ye imagined up unto yourselves a god who is not a God of miracles.

A God of miracles must be unchanging, otherwise he cannot be a God of miracles. This refers back to the gifts of the spirit in verse 7, which go absent in our day. In it’s absence, we redefine miracles to justify our position as true.

11. But behold, I will show unto you a God of miracles, even the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob; and it is that same God who created the heavens and the earth, and all things that in them are.

You are very familiar with the points shared above. First: ignorance of the words of Christ, makes revelations and the gifts of the spirit unfamiliar, and unfamiliarity makes room for false traditions of unbelief, leading to corruption and apostasy. Second: God does not change, making Him reliable to those who know His mind and will. I only state these points to set the stage. Here is the part that you need to pay close attention to.

12. Behold, he created Adam, and by Adam came the fall of man. And because of the fall of man came Jesus Christ, even the Father and the Son; and because of Jesus Christ came the redemption of man.

The subject here is the redemption of man from the fall, through Jesus Christ. What is explained next is “mui importante!”

13. And because of the redemption of man, which came by Jesus Christ, they are brought back into the presenceof the Lord; yea, this is wherein all men are redeemed,

Men are redeemed when they are brought back into the presence of the Lord! LDS Church doctrine will teach that this happens only after we die. However, those who wait to obtain Christ’s presence until after they die will naturally procrastinate the day of their repentance, and suffer great regret.

…because the death of Christ bringeth to pass the resurrection, which bringeth to pass a redemption from an endless sleep, from which sleep all men shall be awakened by the power of God when the trump shall sound;

By this time it is too late for repentance and baptism. You would have had sufficient time, and your choices will have sealed your fate. And your state of being in that day is described as awful.

…and they shall come forth, both small and great, and all shall stand before his bar, being redeemed and loosed from this eternal band of death, which death is a temporal death.

This part is tricky, but a pondering mind will see it. He says that at this judgement bar, all are redeemed. That does not mean that redemption cannot occur before the judgement bar, where all are redeemed. Some have been redeemed while in the flesh, having been judged and found clean in the flesh, while others chose to wait until the judgement bar to be redeemed. Those who were redeemed in the flesh, will stand at that judgement bar to go forward in their progression. Those who waited, that judgement bar will be awful, because he that is filthy will be filthy still and he that is righteous will be righteous still.

14. And then cometh the judgment of the Holy One upon them; and then cometh the time that he that is filthy shall be filthy still; and he that is righteous shall be righteous still; he that is happy shall be happy still; and he that is unhappy shall be unhappy still.

Conclusion: It is my effort to persuade you to believe in the words of Christ, and to refuse to be led by blind and foolish guides, who lead you down paths that seek treasures on earth, while rejecting treasures in the heavens.

3 Nephi 13:19-21

“19. Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and thieves break through and steal;

20. But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal.

21. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”

The church has been outed in the news again (www.KSL.com). While King Benjamin thought it necessary to work with his own hands, the general authorities today, including the seventy, have been paid for their offices, and live the lives of the rich and famous. They are paid $100,000 or more, per year by the church. Considering just the first presidency and the quorum of the twelve, that’s fifteen men times $100,000, equaling $1.5 million a year. This doesn’t include travel benefits, health benefits, housing benefits, and clothing allotments. But, we teach that we have no paid clergy. The church claims that their stipends come from their investments and commercial earnings, and not from the tithes. Where did the investments come from, if not from the tithes and offerings? When people bear testimony of tithing blessings, they automatically equate blessings from the windows of heaven, with a surge of unexpected financial success. This is a definition of those who lay up for themselves treasures upon the earth.

To treasure the words of Christ requires real investment of time, and focused thought. That is how one lays up for themselves treasures in the heavens. Eventually, they value only the things in the heavens, and are willing to sacrifice all things on the earth, even they’re lives, to acquire heavenly treasures.

Don’t reject what I write because it is unfamiliar to you, in your condition from within the veil. Your eyes are simply not yet opened. Reject ignorance of the words of Christ. Preserve our relationship, and question your ignorance. Let the words of Christ rest upon your minds. Don’t let me or anyone else control what you believe, but consider what is being said, and do not reject the truth, no matter if it comes through ME! Sluff off your unbelief, your foolish traditions, by replacing them with the truth in the words of Christ. Reject Ignorance!

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6 thoughts on “Reject Ignorance (1424 Words Long)

  1. The gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored through the prophet Joseph Smith. The Book of Mormon is true and a witness that this gospel is true. The doctrine and covenants is revelations given to us in our days. The pearl of great price is also scriptures testifying the truthfulness of this gospel. People are human and make mistakes just like you and me but the gospel remains perfect. Prophets in our days have seen God and Jesus Christ. The authority from God to his servants for the salvation of man kind has been restored and is found no where else. The difference between what we believe and what all other churches (beliefs, faiths, secs, organizations) believe is the power and authority of the priesthood. Many people studied the scriptures back inn the day like the sadducies and pharicies and new everything but they had no authority so it’s meaningless. Don’t miss the mark.
    Jacob 4:14
    But behold, the Jews were a stiffnecked people; and they despised the words of plainness, and killed the prophets, and sought for things that they could not understand. Wherefore, because of their blindness, which blindness came by looking beyond the mark, they must needs fall; for God hath taken away his plainness from them, and delivered unto them many things which they cannot understand, because they desired it. And because they desired it God hath done it, that they may stumble.
    Luv u always my brother.

    • BJ,

      Church and gospel are two different things. The Jews were once God’s chosen people and they too had the priesthood, but John the Baptist rested the priesthood from them, and they were left without priesthood. You have memorized the very scripture that teaches that priesthood can end (D&C 121:37). The LDS Church has fulfilled the prophecy of the end of the day of the Gentiles (3 Nephi 16:10), and they have rested their priesthood, meaning that authority you testified of is no longer there, and God has withdrawn his support from them, as He has done with the apostate Jews, and apostate Christians. God is the same today, yesterday, and tomorrow. That is one of the patterns of God, how he brings things into play, and then takes them out of play. No one is forced to know the voice of the Lord, but all must be held accountable to know the voice of the Lord. How knoweth a master in whom he has not served.

      This comes to my next point. The Book of Mormon, Pearl of Great Price, Doctrine and Covenants, and Holy Bible, are all tools to teach those who care to know the voice of the Lord, how to recognize His voice to you right NOW. In addition to those books of scripture, one other book that has gone missing is the Lectures on Faith, which Joseph Smith wrote, to precede the D&C. But the leaders that you have testified who know God have thrown them out, contradicting the very being of God, which the Lectures on Faith describe. I believe Joseph Smith was right in his description, but those men in 1921 were wrong, and in their ignorance have tossed treasures in the heaven by the way-side.

      Testifying that the scriptures are the word of God, but not taking the time to write them upon your heart, is precisely what the Pharisees and Sadducees did. Christ said to them: you have not read the scriptures, and if you have, you do not understand them. Understanding the scriptures requires “revelation” on the part of all who seek to understand them. That does not belong to an officer, like a prophet, to tell you how the records are translated. And that is exactly what the Church is doing.

      You have made an assumption that the prophets that you have sustained in the past years have all seen God. We are warned of false prophets, who are wolves in sheep’s clothing. This requires all to know the Lord, and then you can govern wether what you hear is the words of Christ or not.

      What I have noticed is that no one really studies the scriptures consistently to maintain a connection to Christ. And worse than that, those who testify that they follow the prophet spend little time listening to the one they call the prophet, and yet they defend with their life what he says as true. To me, that sounds hypocritical. Here I am studying my heart out, receiving direct revelation, and making an equal effort to study the words of General Conference. But because I recognize a disconnect between what is being promoted as words of God through, the current prophet, and the actual scriptures, I am the dissenter and apostate? No, I no think so. I have followed the pattern of the God who is the same today, yesterday and forever. I know the words of Christ, and can recognize His voice to judge what I hear as Christ’s words or not. What I hear in General Conference is the voices of wolves, and they wear the clothes of sheep. I will go “all-in” when it comes to my confidence in the revelations I have received. I will no longer follow a man. I will continue knowing the words of Christ to recognize Christ’s voice, and do as Christ commands, in keeping with my sacramental covenants. We know that men are not perfect, and that a prophet is a man, so why treat a man as if he is God? That’s idols worship.

      The priesthood has been taken from the church, and what I am involved in currently is where that priesthood has been placed. This follows the patterns of a God who is the same today, yesterday and forever. The house of order is a house that follows the patterns of God. Knowing God is the problem. Can you say, in your heart of hearts, that you KNOW God?

      Bro, this is not an easy road at all. At the time of Christ, following Christ was not easy either. You are in the same position of those in the days of Christ. The Jews are the Mormons. Christ is a voice in the wilderness, gathering His sheep. Hear His voice, and respond!

      Love you B!

    • There was an article yesterday about a leak from the church. It isn’t anything new, only that what we thought was a non-paid clergy, really isn’t non-paid. I can’t remember the title of the article. It was there 10 January 2016.

        • Just as calling monies from tithes and offerings as “investments,” this is exactly the prophecy of wresting the words of Christ. We are to provide for our own living expenses, until there are no poor among us. Then, everyone benefits from the excess, which ought to be expected when the principle is lived correctly.

          While the leaders choose to redefine terms to justify their source of personal revenues, some have sought to reduce their tithes, like reducing their tax foot print. But tithes were intended first to remove poverty among God’s people, and next for abundance. It was never to change the definition so that the officers at the head could fair sumptuously, while the flocks go hungry. Likewise, seeking to reduce your tithing footprint misses the point just the same.

          There’s no light talking of darkness. But if we want to talk about the proper use of tithes, the efforts to remove the poor among us, and to produce abundance, …now that’s a worthy conversation!

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