Monday, June 23, 2014

10 Things You Need to Know about the “Ordain Women” movement

 --Here are ten important parameters about the "Ordain Women" group, that is challenging The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:

1.  The group’s very title runs counter to LDS Church doctrine and teachings. (Any truly devout LDS Church member will stay away from Ordain Women.)
2.  The group is operating in total fantasy land, as there is zero, absolutely no chance of the group getting the Church to ever ordain women to the priesthood.

3.  The group is a classic example of worldly beliefs infecting some LDS Church members and overriding Gospel Principles. The group has adopted the unholy worldly definition of equality for men and women, instead of the divine, eternal roles of men and women that the Gospel teaches.

4.  The group is also a classic example of fanatical behavior by LDS Church members who “exalt one principle at the expense of all others,” and to the point of even giving up their Church membership, because of their excessive beliefs in one incorrect doctrine.

5. Aside from any possible disciplinary council action to Ordain Women members, none of its members/supporters should ultimately have a temple recommend, since they cannot correctly answer question No. 7 in the interview process for a temple recommend. (Hence, no Ordain Women members/supporters can fit the definition of “devout” LDS Church members.)

6.  The group is a “shame” unto the LDS Church, in the language of the Apostle Paul, as restored by the Prophet Joseph Smith in his Inspired Version of the Bible, 1 Corinthians 14:34-35. Those "restored" verses state that women are not permitted to rule in the Church and if they were to seek to do so, it would be a shame.
The group gives the Church bad publicity world-wide that detracts from its message of the Restoration. Group members are not evil, they are just severely off track of divine guidance.

7.   The group seems to falsely operate under the premise that the LDS Church is a democracy, with unlimited free speech. (In reality, the Church is a theocracy and its members must adhere to certain standards.)

8.   Ordain Women members have twisted LDS Church history (or have relied on fringe sources for doctrine) with their incorrect beliefs that some women performed priesthood blessings in the early days of the church. (They did not. Some women healed the sick, though, but by the power of faith, not by the priesthood.) Joseph Smith also never taught that women would receive the priesthood, at least not in mortal life.

9.    Group members delude themselves with an “apples to oranges” comparison in believing that it was “doctrine” until 1978 that Blacks could not hold the priesthood. The historical reality is that was only “policy,” something indefinite that can change over time. Women not holding the priesthood is doctrine.

10.                   Ordain Women members/supporters do not belong in the LDS Church, because their very premise challenges a core foundation, that the church is led by revelation and an inspired prophet of Jesus Christ. The group’s very message implies the Church is wrong and needs correcting.

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