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Only One Doctrine Left

This is a personal message for one of the men on the High Council who advocated my excommunication. He is a friend. I spoke with him yesterday and, after reflecting on it overnight, have something to say to him and anonymous comments on my blog espousing similar beliefs:____________________________In LDS Mormonism there is really only one doctrine left. Everything else is subordinate and changeable. But this single demand is paramount. If you disbelieve this position, then LDS Mormonism has no place for you. The doctrine: We follow a man whom we call a prophet. If you disbelieve this, and think you… (Search hits: 13 in body, 3 in title, 0 in comments. Score: 23118.37)

7: Baptism

…this, and anyone comes to you, baptize them. Refuse no one. Freely you get from God, therefore, freely give to others. Do not charge to perform an ordinance. The ordinance is between them and God and they need to have it performed between them and someone God has asked to do it. You become the people God asks to do it. Before baptism, teach them the doctrine of Christ, which Christ immediately discusses following His instruction on baptism. “Behold, verily, verily, I say unto you, I will declare unto you my doctrine. And this is my doctrine, and it is… (Search hits: 45 in body, 0 in title, 0 in comments. Score: 2419.36)

10: Tithing

…then He comes back. The one that turned the five into another five, he says, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant. You’ve been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things” [verse 21]. The one that did two, he gained another two. He commended him, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant. You’ve been faithful over a few things, I’ll make you ruler over many things” [verse 23]. And then the one that had the one that buried it and didn’t do anything to get a return for the Lord, he said: “I knew… (Search hits: 45 in body, 0 in title, 0 in comments. Score: 2419.36)

32: Temple, Part 1

…sprinkling of blood upon the ground. Luke tells us Christ, at the eastern location, suffers until “drops” of His blood are sprinkled upon the ground. Third, Luke tells us that Christ was left alone at the moment of these events. No man accompanies Him. Those who were “a stone’s throw” away have lapsed into sleep, so as the blood is sprinkled on the ground, Christ is alone. Interestingly, the place that the priest would enter alone on the Day of Atonement is about a stone’s throw away from those that would be in the outer court waiting as he performed… (Search hits: 42 in body, 0 in title, 0 in comments. Score: 2258.07)

42: Cycles of Creation

boundaries established, and the compass applied to establish order for the creation. All the Father knows, the Mother knows. All the Father established and ordered, the Mother established and ordered. They are One. She is the Father’s ​“delight,” and the potential of Her sons to be like Her Husband brings Her delight. To be like their Father, Her sons must become one with Her daughters, for it is not good for man to be alone. The Father and Mother are One, and Her sons and daughters must likewise become one. Only when the man and woman were together was the… (Search hits: 38 in body, 0 in title, 0 in comments. Score: 2043.02)

35: Temple, Part 3

…which has been taken away: the fullness. Go to—you finish the temple. God will fill it with power. You will then receive more knowledge concerning this priesthood. Even in the words of Joseph, taken together with Doctrine and Covenants 124:28 that I just read to you, it suggests that the highest form, the one which brings you into contact with God in his holy temple—that one—that priesthood is correctly designated Patriarchal. And it’s not priesthood which one obtains by going and being sealed in the temple. It’s the one that one obtains by going in and meeting with God in… (Search hits: 36 in body, 0 in title, 0 in comments. Score: 1935.49)

22: New Jerusalem

…require some effort to be made here in order to prepare for His return. If there is no one here who is willing to engage in what’s necessary to bring this to pass (because everyone looks around and expects someone else to do it), then you’re neglecting the duty that’s devolving upon you as one of those who was assigned to come down in this day, in order to honor the fathers and honor the Lord by allowing the covenants that have been made to be fulfilled. A restoration through Joseph Smith and the promises that were made to the… (Search hits: 34 in body, 0 in title, 0 in comments. Score: 1827.96)

43: Gathering Truth

before the gospel had been fully restored?” And he was told anyone—​anyone—​who would have accepted the truth, the gospel, the testimony of Jesus, the prophets and the everlasting covenants—anyone who would have done that, even if they die when it’s unavailable—they will be saved. St. Francis believed in and practiced the Sermon on the Mount. St. Francis lived at a time when Catholic hegemony made Catholicism ​IT​: the only religion, the only brand of Christianity. He went to the pope, and he said he wanted to found an order (the Franciscan order), and they would take a vow of poverty,… (Search hits: 34 in body, 0 in title, 0 in comments. Score: 1827.96)

33: Temple, Part 2

…“In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.” The Lord sitting upon the throne would be this condition of glory. “Above it stood the seraphims….” The seraphim are the ones who are flaming, the ones who dwell in this everlasting burning. “Each one had six wings….” This is metaphor because these folks have climbed through six stages of the ladder, Jacob’s ladder, to arrive where they were. And they cry out: “…Holy, holy, holy,” and the posts of the door moved, and… (Search hits: 31 in body, 0 in title, 0 in comments. Score: 1666.67)

2 Nephi 28: 4

false doctrine was not taught. They seem to have instead insured that no doctrine is taught. In my view, correlation has failed in its purpose. It has stifled the Spirit and stripped us of doctrine which should be prized and taught. Furthermore, it has not insured the doctrine it permits to be taught is true or consistent with scripture or earlier teachings. Even though correlation has not prevented us from having errors of doctrine I do not believe an error of doctrine makes a person a bad man. Joseph Smith said: “I did not like the old man being called… (Search hits: 27 in body, 0 in title, 36 in comments. Score: 1645.17)

2: Fellowship Diversity

…emphasize what suits them. Every one of them needs to adapt to whatever the local conditions are and to have the freedom to do that, as was once the case with the “church-es”. The beginning of the restoration they were called “church-es,” plural. They were not called “a church.” They were societies of believers in different locations, and they governed themselves differently and locally. We cannot bear one another’s burdens without fellowshipping with one another. And bearing one another’s burdens presumes that you know what the burdens are that someone else carries. Which means that I have been patient enough,… (Search hits: 30 in body, 0 in title, 0 in comments. Score: 1612.91)

25: Sacrifice

…do that we are simply unable to lay hold upon eternal life. And the revelations of God don’t guarantee you eternal life on any other condition. The good news is that we have the ​Lectures on Faith,​and they make these things clear. The good thing is that every one of you, I suppose, has been baptized. The good thing is, I suppose, that every one of you believe in the Prophet Joseph Smith, the restoration of the gospel, the ​Book of Mormon,​the ​Doctrine and Covenants​; therefore, you have an enormous leg up. The only question is, will you allow it… (Search hits: 29 in body, 0 in title, 0 in comments. Score: 1559.15)

14: The Heavens

…who brought forth a son, who is then caught up to the throne of God. This is also depicted in another constellation. One of the constellations immediately associated with Virgo, located next to her in the northern sky, is a constellation anciently depicted as a mother seated on a throne holding a son in her hands. This image of a woman seated on a throne with her son is located just to the north, above Virgo. It suggests both the mother and her son descended from a throne they once occupied in heaven, and is destined to return again there…. (Search hits: 26 in body, 0 in title, 0 in comments. Score: 1397.85)

27: Generation

…be a tabernacle. He has to come and take up His abode. There has to be preparation made. These things require some effort to be made here, in order to prepare for His return. If there is no one here who is willing to engage in what’s necessary to bring this to pass (because everyone looks around and expects someone else to do it), then you’re neglecting the duty that’s devolving upon you as one of those who was assigned to come down in this day, in order to honor the fathers and honor the Lord, by allowing the covenants… (Search hits: 26 in body, 0 in title, 0 in comments. Score: 1397.85)

28: Adam-ondi-Ahman

vocabulary that relates to that, everyone assumes that that has been adopted and is incorporated into the church and the ordinances of the church. So, there’s a lot of work left to be done if the restoration is going to be completed. We know that Joseph prophesied there would be another Adam-ondi-Ahman event. Except that one—instead of it being prospectivewith the history of the world yet to occur and with it being reflected by prophecy from Adam filled with the Holy Ghost—in the next one it will be retrospective, in which what has happened returns, and keys and accountability for… (Search hits: 26 in body, 0 in title, 0 in comments. Score: 1397.85)