Fairytale Messages of becoming Queens
“Your Happily Ever After,” Ensign, May 2010, 127; “Sisters, we love you. We pray for you. Be strong and of good courage. You are truly royal spirit daughters of Almighty God. You are princesses, destined to become queens. Your own wondrous story has already begun. Your ‘once upon a time’ is now.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Jeremiah 7:17-18; “Seest thou not what they do in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem? 18 The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger.”
The problem in LDS theology can easily be found out in their numerous teachings of what they should be doing to become gods and goddesses in heaven.
The only time we read the phrase “queens in heaven” is when it’s referring to Ashteroth. Usually God was either chastising the Israelites for their devotion to this false god or warning them not to show devotion to it.
Anytime our attention is devoted to looking at how wonderful we’re going to be God sees it as idolatry. Our devotion only goes to Him and no one else.
Devotion is a strong word and means;
1. profound dedication; consecration.
2. earnest attachment to a cause, person, etc.
3. an assignment or appropriation to any purpose, cause, etc
4. Ecclesiastical. Religious observance or worship; a form of prayer or worship for special use.
Believing in a god that teaches you’ll be a god someday is giving devotion to a false god. The God of the Bible teaches no such thing and in fact as mentioned before, considers it a form of idolatry.
I enjoyed the insight of Oswald Chambers about devotion and wanted to share it with you here:
The Call of the Natural Life
“When it pleased God … to reveal His Son in me …” (Galatians 1:15–16).
The call of God is not a call to serve Him in any particular way. My contact with the nature of God will shape my understanding of His call and will help me realize what I truly desire to do for Him. The call of God is an expression of His nature; the service which results in my life is suited to me and is an expression of my nature. The call of the natural life was stated by the apostle Paul—“When it pleased God … to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him [that is, purely and solemnly express Him] among the Gentiles … .”
There’s not a lot of preaching Jesus when locked up in a secret ceremony doing works for the dead so you can become a queen in heaven. When the work is about you and doing your “work” to obtain salvation this isn’t total devotion to God but to the unending work of trying to be something you never will be.