The Oath of the Lord

And the Lord said unto Enoch:
As I live,
even so will I come in the last days,
in the days of wickedness and vengeance,
to fulfil the oath which I have made unto you
concerning the children of Noah;
And the day shall come that the earth shall rest,
but before that day the heavens shall be darkened,
and a veil of darkness shall cover the earth;
and the heavens shall shake,
and also the earth;
and great tribulations shall be among the children of men,
but my people will I preserve;
And righteousness will I send down out of heaven;
and truth will I send forth out of the earth,
to bear testimony of mine Only Begotten;
his resurrection from the dead;
yea, and also the resurrection of all men;
and righteousness and truth will I cause to sweep the earth
as with a flood,
to gather out mine elect from the four quarters of the earth,
unto a place which I shall prepare,
an Holy City,
that my people may gird up their loins,
and be looking forth for the time of my coming;
for there shall be my tabernacle,
and it shall be called Zion,
a New Jerusalem.

And the Lord said unto Enoch:
Then shalt thou and all thy city meet them there,
and we will receive them into our bosom,
and they shall see us;
and we will fall upon their necks,
and they shall fall upon our necks,
and we will kiss each other;
And there shall be mine abode,
and it shall be Zion,
which shall come forth out of all the creations
which I have made;
and for the space of a thousand years the earth shall rest.
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Problem With Justice

Ghandi’s famous quote channels truth. It should makes us uncomfortable with a western/Christian tradition. He implies God established a law (through Moses) that would/could lead to blindness (or harm, more broadly).

Of course, after you’ve lost an “eye”, Justice sounds good.

But Justice is a cruel cycle. It cycles back and forth, inflicting harm for harm, as we loose perspective along the way. It’s ultimate end would bring everything back to zero.

Mercy breaks the cycle.

The law requireth the life of him who hath murdered.

Therefore there can be nothing which is short of an infinite atonement which will suffice for the sins of the world.

Therefore, it is expedient that there should be a great and last sacrifice.

And then shall there be, or it is expedient there should be, a stop to the shedding of blood.

Then shall the law of Moses be fulfilled; yea, it shall be all fulfilled, every jot and tittle, and none shall have passed away.

And behold, this is the whole meaning of the law, every whit pointing to that great and last sacrifice.

And that great and last sacrifice will be the Son of God, yea, infinite and eternal.

And thus he shall bring salvation to all those who shall believe on his name; this being the intent of this last sacrifice:

To bring about the bowels of mercy, which overpowereth justice, and bringeth about means unto men that they may have faith unto repentance.  

And thus mercy can satisfy the demands of justice, and encircles them in the arms of safety.

While he that exercises no faith unto repentance is exposed to the whole law of the demands of justice.

Therefore only unto him that has faith unto repentance is brought about the great and eternal plan of redemption.

Leavened Sacrament

 

 

 

 

I’ve heard the debate and argument among the Snufferites about leavened vs unleavened bread for sacrament. This isn’t a new argument. Though they may think they are breaking ground.

One problem they may not comprehend is that we stem from a Western/Catholic tradition. It influences the way we think. But there are other historic perspectives.

In Eastern Orthodox traditions (and Eastern rite Catholic), leavened bread is used in their communion ritual. They have reasons for that belief:

John’s gospel conflicts with the synoptics and places the last supper before passover, so leavened bread was most likely blessed.

Jesus is the “living bread.”

Jesus has risen.

For reading:   1    2    3

Some good lyrics

I won’t speak to the rest of the songs, but I found the following sections of these rap songs were worth sharing:

Run the Jewels – A Christmas Fucking Miracle

The most impressionable minds get molested and informed by manipulating forces
Don’t fret little man, don’t cry, they can never take the energy inside you were born with
Knowing that, understand you could never be poor
You already won the war, you were born rich
You can only take the energy you had
Going back to the realm or the home where your lord is
Whoever whatever that lord is couldn’t
Give a fuck if you ever made fortunes
Fuck anyone ever trying to run that bum shit
Send ’em to the flames where the orcs live

Immortal Technique – Mistakes

But this ain’t a Christian nation motherfucka please
America never taught me to turn the other cheek

Your body is a temple, ladies

I’ve contemplated whether I should post this or not for a while.  Steve Reed over at One Climbs kind of beat me to it. A sort of Alfred Wallace and Charles Darwin situation. I suppose I am cast as Darwin in this proposal.

For Steve Reed’s longer and less weird posts (and I’d argue better), check out these links: Mother is There and Mercy and Mother.


 

The female reproductive system is the natural temple we all exit to enter into this material world. Like Israel’s temple, there are two veils. The cervix is the veil between the material world and the holy of holies — the uterus.

The holy of holies represents the presence of God. Like Israel’s temple, the throne room is flanked by two cherubim, two winged discs, the ovaries and fimbriae.

The holy of holies was deemed “most holy” in Israel’s temple meaning it imparted holiness. Latter-day saints understand that birth is itself sacramental:

. . . inasmuch as ye were born into the world by water, and blood, and the spirit, which I have made, and so became of dust a living soul, even so ye must be born again into the kingdom of heaven, of water, and of the spirit, and be cleansed by blood, even the blood of mine Only Begotten . . . (Moses 6:59)

Children come from the uterus with imparted holiness and innocence. The Book of Mormon emphasizes this concept. And condemns those that suppose that little children need baptism.

And their little children need no repentance, neither baptism. Behold, baptism is unto repentance to the fulfilling the commandments unto the remission of sins. But little children are alive in Christ, even from the foundation of the world. (Moroni 8: 11-12).

Within women is a very real temple which provides us an opportunity to regain the innocence we lost at some point prior to this existence.

Every spirit of man was innocent in the beginning; and God having redeemed man from the fall, men became again, in their infant state, innocent before God. (D&C 93:38)

We, as Adam and Eve, are cast out from God’s presence. But must return again. We must be born again as Jesus taught:

Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. (John 3:3)

Nicodemus understood the image we take for granted, but did not comprehend the interpretation.

Nicodemus said unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb and be born? (John 3:4)

The womb we must re-enter is synonymous with heaven or the presence of God. So called “born again” christians mock these symbols in ignorance, claiming a status beyond what they typically possess or understand.
 
However, it would be wise to suppose my (our) beams are larger than their motes.

 

 

Issue with sustaining

We know how this turns out.

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” – Isaiah 5:20

Someone posted the following video on one of the comments sections. It seemed irrelevant to the post, so I didn’t approve it [sorry]. However, I did watch it and think a bit about it today. Putting it in a post will give it more visibility than the lonely comments section anyway.

Here are my thoughts:

  1. Let’s say that it’s true that an emeritus 70 was/is a pedophile.
  2. One of the questions to get into the temple is whether you sustain the general authorities.
  3. Temple ordinances are salvific in lds orthodoxy.

The lds god requires you to sustain evil to obtain your exaltation – to call evil good is essential. The god Isaiah voiced condemns those that take part in that act. The lds god has gone a step beyond and ritualized the act.

Of course, that hinges upon the claims in that youtube video. Because this is the first time anything like that has happened, right?

Of course.

Obviously.