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:
“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!