Within the hearts of some members of the LDS Church, (Mormon), there is a separation of their opinions and activities from the Word of God.
The first basic principle is agency. The central issue in that premortal council was: Shall the children of God have untrammeled agency to choose the course they should follow, whether good or evil, or shall they be coerced and forced to be obedient?
This is a political stunt. For as much spiritual fervor as Glenn Beck displays for us to see, true charity is not performed for public consumption in a vast, self-aggrandizing PR campaign.
I sometimes think that Christians are crippled with fear. Their crippling phobia is not fear of death, or fear of speaking the Word of God, but rather a fear of being polluted by non-Christians, or by other Christians whose doctrines differ from their own.
Authentic faith in the God of Creation requires bold action. It is not an unseemly or immoral thing to stand fast and hard against the evils of our time-the closing hours of the latter-days. It is God who spurs the principled impulse to withstand the lies that threaten our families, our freedom, and faith itself.
WE CALL UPON responsible citizens and officers of government everywhere to promote those measures designed to maintain and strengthen the family as the fundamental unit of society
when individuals conceal their imperfections in order to maintain a personal image and promote the benefits of belonging to their chosen faith, those imperfections may go unchecked, ironically impeding the path to self-improvement that is at the heart of Christianity.
The Lord’s commandment to “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father.” Matt. 5:48 ( 3 Ne. 12:48 ) has been misinterpreted to mean perfection of condition rather than perfecting of character. My message to Mormons is that Heaven–the Celestial Kingdom–is not owning the biggest house in the nicest suburb in the best ward. The Celestial Kingdom is populated by those who have spent their lives refining their hearts and minds to think, reason, understand, and act more like Jesus Christ.
Although this website is not mainstream, it has been very effective, not unlike the mainstream media, in selling the notion that to fulfill Christ’s commandment to “love one another,” the Mormon Church and its individual members MUST fully accept, affirm, and support homosexuals, bisexuals, and those with sexual identity problems, as members of the church with full fellowship and rights. Beyond that, “Mormons for Equality” and associated groups lobby state governments to eliminate the definition of marriage as between one man and one woman to include homosexuals and their rainbow of sexual arrangements.
Peter is at once furious and ashamed. Judas embraces me and then I am bound, and taken, pushed out of the garden and down the hill, back to Jerusalem.