Thursday, August 29, 2013

Why LDS Women won't be priesthood holders

There's a new group of Mormon "Feminists" in the 21st 

Century -- "Ordain Women."

(The late 20th Century Mormon Feminists were excommunicated.)

The very title of this group runs counter to LDS doctrine and teachings. 

Here’s why these women (or any women) will not EVER be receiving the priesthood in the LDS Church:

1.  There are none, zero, revelations from Mother in Heaven. Why? Because, at least in the Telestial World sense, that’s not her role.
So, why does the Ordain Women group not understand that? 
This is about eternal roles and you simply can’t argue against the eternal nature of things.

2.  The fact the Ordain Women group exists proves that they and some church members have been too affected, too tainted by worldly views.
 While a woman today could be the President of the United States, she can’t be a priesthood holder. Again, this is NOT about equality – this is about eternal roles that have been divinely set and can't be changed.

The Ordain Women members also need to ask themselves why God is going to want to grant them eternal life when they are apparently not satisfied with their eternal role as a mother.

   My wife wonders why I'm so concerned about this issue. The 'why' is because this is a worldly fad trying to infect the Church. 
The world says men and women are the same and can interchange family roles. The world says women can-- and should -- do anything men can do.
 The Gospel says men and women have different roles. There are already too many young mothers working full-time, who probably don’t financially need to be, but do so because the world says it is OK.
This Ordain Women effort is yet another role-breaking contamination by the world.

3.  The LDS Church is a theocracy, NOT a democracy. You don’t protest and lobby the Church, as you do a worldly group. God leads the church. These women seem to think that because other churches have given women their “priesthood,” that the LDS Church would and should do the same.

4.  It is doctrine, not policy that women do not hold the priesthood. Doctrine CANNOT be changed, or the entire Gospel is void. 
Joseph Smith revised 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 in his Inspired Translation to state that women are not permitted to "rule" (hold the priesthood)  in the church (revised from "speak" in the church). 
   Verse 35 also states it would be a shame if women were to rule in the church.
That's what these priesthood seeking Women are in Biblical terms, a shame.

Elder Dallin H. Oaks said at April 2014 General Conference that Church leaders "are not free to alter the divinely decreed pattern that only men will hold offices in the priesthood."

  Black men, until 1978, did not hold the priesthood, because of church policy. And, policy can change.

(It is an apples to oranges comparison to try and equate Blacks and the priesthood to women and the priesthood.)

These priesthood-seeking women also point to the fact that some sisters in Joseph Smith's time did blessings for the sick. Yes, they did blessings, but not because they held the priesthood or used the priesthood authority. These blessings were done by faith.That's a key difference.
  Women have the promise of power and authority in the eternities, based on the Temple Endowment ceremony. However, it is clear to see that this is NOT a Telestial world blessing, but for the eternities. 
And, as was previously mentioned, Mother in Heaven still does not give revelation or direct the church in a Telestial world. That’s not her role.
So, anyone who joins or supports efforts for women to try and hold the LDS Priesthood are surely lacking in their understanding of eternal principles.

FINALLY, These women may claim to be faithful and active, but their actions speak otherwise.
How do they plan to talk their way out of No. 7 of the Temple Recommend interview questions?

“Do you support, affiliate with, or agree with any group or individual whose teachings or practices are contrary to or oppose those accepted by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?”

Ordain Women's title and teachings are definitely contrary to church doctrine and oppose church teachings. 

Cody Craynor, LDS Church Spokesman, called "Ordain Women" an activist group "whose demands are inconsistent with church teachings and doctrine," in a May 27, 2014 Salt Lake Tribune story.

These women are usually characterized as "devout Mormons" by the media, but if you define "devout" as Temple Recommend holders, these women, because they fail at question No. 7, can't, or should not have a Temple Recommend.
Plus, Ordain Women's lobbying detracts from the Gospel's message and creates chaos and bad P.R. for the church. In fact, for April 2014 General Conference, the only aspect of Conference that gained national media exposure was Ordain Women's efforts.
Thus, these so-called devout women's church membership status are likely on thin ice now...

NOTE: This article and all of the NighUntoKolob blog are NOT an official website of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They are the author's conclusions and opinions only.

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