For as the scriptures clearly say, all truth hurts the wicked soul for it pierces them to the very center and they find it hard. And it was not long before the word of the living apostles and prophets were verified, for the LORD sad in Malachi that he would be a swift witness against the wicked.
How do the wicked expect the windows of heaven to be open to them if they pay no tithing? How do they expect to be filled and accept the words of the prophets when they close their ears and shut their eyes unto them? Like the ancient and adulterous sign seekers that wanted for the servants of the LORD to make speed to see that the LORD would do. Indeed as we were counseled we live nowadays, even the last days, in very perilous times. For I have witnessed that there are some who are irreverent, blasphemers, lover of their own self’s, disobedient to parents, incontinent, haters of truth, high-minded and despisers of those that are good that publicly say that the conference we had was another boring general conference. And that we only heard some guys say to us, a bunch of men not to watch pornography and so on as if Pornography or many other “so on sins” of these days hidden abominations were small button or close minded societal issues; or small sins of a close minded people, such as Abortion, homosexuality, contraceptives or even pornography, as the mother church and her daughters have blatantly said lately. Perhaps they are mad at us because we do not preach them what they want to hear.
Let me just give you two or three obvious or self evident and undeniable examples to illustrate that LIKE MOTHER LIKE DAUGHTER. I will show you the disputers of this world.
Pope Criticizes Church Emphasis On Abortion, Gays
Pope Criticizes Church Emphasis On Abortion, Gays
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Signaling a dramatic shift in Vatican tone, Pope Francis said the Catholic Church had become obsessed by "small-minded rules" about how to be faithful and that pastors should instead emphasize compassion over condemnation when discussing divisive social issues of abortion, gays and contraception.The pope's remarkably blunt message six months into his papacy was sure to reverberate in the U.S. and around the globe as bishops who have focused much of their preaching on such hot-button issues are asked to act more as pastors of wounded souls.In interviews published Thursday in Jesuit journals in 16 countries, Francis said he had been "reprimanded" for not pressing church opposition to abortion in his papacy. But he said "it is not necessary to talk about these issues all the time.""The church's pastoral ministry cannot be obsessed with the transmission of a disjointed multitude of doctrines to be imposed insistently," Francis said."We have to find a new balance; otherwise even the moral edifice of the church is likely to fall like a house of cards, losing the freshness and fragrance of the Gospel," the pope said in the 12,000-word article, based on interviews conducted by a fellow Jesuit, the Rev. Antonio Spadaro, editor of La Civilta Cattolica, a Rome journal for the religious order."The church sometimes has locked itself up in small things, in small-minded rules," Francis said. "The most important thing is the first proclamation: Jesus Christ has saved you. And the ministers of the church must be ministers of mercy above all."
General Conference, October 2013, Saturday Morning Review
“Well its that time of the year again, I think for me general conference has always seemed a bit of a boring prospect. Nothing really doctrinal taught anymore, a load of guys being repeatedly told not to look at pornography and so on.”
I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not.
(Old Testament | Isaiah 66:4)
A Top Mormon Leader Acknowledges the Church ‘Made Mistakes’
Published: October 5, 2013
"One of the top leaders in the Mormon Church acknowledged in an address to the church’s global membership on Saturday that past leaders had “made mistakes” that had caused some Mormons to have doubts, an admission that amounts to a significant change in tone in the leadership’s approach to Mormons who question, dissent or defect from the church."
What they forsake to see, is that since restoration, this church, the only true and living church acceptable before GOD, speaking to the collective church and not individually, for GOD cannot condo0ne or considered sin with the least degree of allowance. Which it is the same church organized by Jesus Christ in the days of the apostles has come out of obscurity and out of the wilderness and that is going thru a great clean up and it is, has and will continue to be going to a process of refining and perfection until it is presented unto the father clean, spotless and without a wrinkle. OR Bright as the SUN, fair as the moon and glorious like an army with banners. It was the gentiles that left it dirty and let the church fall into apostasy. So, if they expected perfection at this stage in the church of Jesus Christ, they will be surely disappointed. They have to have some faith first to see how perfect is is. And where is doubt, the spirit of GOD is not.
Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.
(New Testament | Matthew 21:21)
And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.
(New Testament | Luke 12:29)
For our sakes, no doubt, this is written: that he that ploweth should plow in hope; and that he that thresheth in hope should be partaker of his hope.
(New Testament | 1 Corinthians 9:10)
They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.
(New Testament | 1 John 2:19)
that there was a just God, and whosoever did not doubt, that they should be preserved by his marvelous power.
(Book of Mormon | Alma 57:26)
Well said the prophet, doubt your doubts before you doubt your faith because these insufferable bastards that shun our faith and works, for faithless grace according to their carnal reasoning and vain belief, think that Doubt is a sign of humility instead of a sign of hardness of heart and unbelief.
And if there are errors and omissions, we cannot tell, but let it be known that those of the antiquity also erred. NOT that I justify ourselves by the mistakes of men, but to a great many of us everything in the church organization and doctrines looks perfect, praiseworthy and of good report.
We don't ask any people to throw away any good they have got; we only ask them to come and get more. What if all the world should embrace this gospel? They would then see eye to eye, and the blessings of God would be poured out upon the people, which is the desire of my whole soul.
No unhallowed hand can stop the work from progressing; persecutions may rage, mobs may combine, armies may assemble, calumny may defame, but the truth of God will go forth boldly, nobly, and independent, till it has penetrated every continent, visited every clime, swept every country, and sounded in every ear, till the purposes of God shall be accomplished, and the Great Jehovah shall say the work is done.
The reflection that everyone is to receive according to his own diligence and perseverance while in the vineyard, ought to inspire everyone who is called to be a minister of these glad tidings, to so improve his talent . . . that when the Master sits down to take an account of the conduct of His servants, it may be said, Well done, good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things; I will now make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.
A man filled with the love of God, is not content with blessing his family alone, but ranges through the whole world, anxious to bless the whole human race. This has been your [the Twelve in England] feeling, and caused you to forego the pleasures of home, that you might be a blessing to others, who are candidates for [eternal life], but strangers to truth; and for so doing, I pray that heaven's choicest blessings may rest upon you.
After all that has been said, the greatest and most important duty is to preach the Gospel.
Do not be discouraged on account of the greatness of the work; only be humble and faithful. . . . He who scattered Israel has promised to gather them; therefore inasmuch as you are to be instrumental in this great work, He will endow you with power, wisdom, might, and intelligence, and every qualification necessary.
I ask God in the name of Jesus, to . . . cause that His word may speedily go forth to the nations of the earth, to the accomplishing of His great work in bringing about the restoration of the House of Israel.
And those that condemn the work of God or judge man for a word or because our weaknesses and imperfections; and repent not and amend their ways, and remain offended anc contend against the truth only because they have no faith and like the adulterous and perverse generation desire for us to show them signs and wonders so they can see with their lustful eyes, these are those who will be cast into hell to suffer the wrath of GOD. Hence the LORD has said:
(Book of Mormon | 1 Nephi 19:6)