The Lion of the Lord, pp. 229-30 “It is the duty of a first wife to regard her husband not with a selfish devotion… she must regard her husband with indifference, and with no other feeling than that of reverence, for love we regard as a false sentiment; a feeling which should have no existence in polygamy… we believe in the good old custom by which marriages should be arranged by the parents of the young people – New York World, November 17, 1869.” – Stanley P. Hirshson, 1969
John 13:34 “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.”
How can someone not love their spouse? If you don’t love your spouse, how can you love Jesus?
Ms. Huntington’s comment reminded me of my father. He once told me the opposite of love isn’t hate, but indifference. He said that’s how he felt towards my mother. Very sad for him, and her. It provided insight into why he was so closed off to hearing about the Lord.
Unfortunately, he passed away with that attitude towards Jesus, and I can only imagine it was the same attitude he held towards everyone, including himself. I view his behavioral issues as another by-product of Joe Smith’s version of God’s gospel.
The Lord didn’t create us to be indifferent! He created us so He could interact with His creation, and as a result of His love for us, we worship Him! People weren’t born with an attitude of indifference. From the moment we entered this world, we’ve sought the love of our parents, and instinctively have a love for them.
The attitude of Ms. Huntington and my father, is caused from separating oneself from the Lord. Satan is a deceiver, and the father of lies. He doesn’t want you to know truth, so his trick is to convince us to shut ourselves off from everything, including our sweet Jesus who died for us.
Most telling in today’s LDS reference is that Ms. Huntington was the Relief Society President. You can imagine how she was directing those under he leadership. This is heartbreaking for all involved.
Pray for those who’ve adopted this attitude – those in Mormonism don’t realize just how dangerous the effects of their predecessors are to their eternal welfare. Their traditions of genealogy work, and works for the dead, have hardened their hearts. I know I’m not alone in this regard as the e-mails we receive at the ministry confirm it.
With Love in Christ;