Mormon Dilemma 51
Who is King?
D&C 38:21-22; “But, verily I say unto you that in time ye shall have no king nor ruler, for I will be your king and watch over you. 22 Wherefore, hear my voice and follow me, and you shall be a free people, and ye shall have no laws but my laws when I come, for I am your lawgiver, and what can stay my hand?”
Times & Seasons 5:618; “…to build up the kingdom upon the foundation that the prophet Joseph has laid, who still holds the keys of this last dispensation, and will hold them to all eternity, as a king and priest unto the most high God, ministering in heaven, on earth, or among the spirits of the departed dead, as seemeth good to him who sent him.”
Improvement Era 1909, Vol Xiii, No. 1; “Every man reigns a king over the kingdom of—self. He wears the crown of individuality that no hands but his own can ever remove. He should not only reign, but—rule. His individuality is his true self, his best self, his highest self, his self victorious…Man reigns over this miniature kingdom of self—alone. He is as much an autocrat as is God in ruling the universe. No one can make him good or evil but he, himself.”
1 Timothy 1:17; “Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.”
Every once in awhile as a normal person just living life we find that we probably could’ve been a little nicer to those around us or spent more time on our knees instead of on our own high horse preaching the gospel according to “me”. But as we mature as Christians those times should be fewer and further between as we live a spirit filled life in the Lord.
I just can’t imagine wanting to think like I used to as a Mormon. If peace in my life was dependent upon my personal mood swings I’d always be in a world of hurt. So what do you believe as a Mormon when LDS scriptures and teachings from the beloved leaders contradict each other so?