Thus said the Father unto Malachi:
Behold, I will send my messenger,
and he shall prepare the way before me,
and the Lord whom ye seek
shall suddenly come to his temple,
even the messenger of the covenant,
whom ye delight in;
behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of Hosts.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
“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:
- Let’s say that it’s true that an emeritus 70 was/is a pedophile.
- One of the questions to get into the temple is whether you sustain the general authorities.
- 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?