Our Responsibility to Rescue LDS First Presidency Message

06 October

“For Latter-day Saints, the need to rescue our brothers and sisters who have, for one reason or another, strayed from the path of Church activity is of eternal significance. Do we know of such people who once embraced the gospel? If so, what is our responsibility to rescue them?…

During the Master’s ministry, He called fishermen at Galilee to leave their nets and follow Him, declaring, “I will make you fishers of men.”…May we join the ranks of the fishers of men and women, that we might provide whatever help we can…

Ours is the duty to reach out to rescue those who have left the safety of activity…It is my prayer that we might have a desire to rescue the less active and to bring them back to the joy of the gospel of Jesus Christ, that they might partake with us of all that full fellowship has to offer.” 

thomas-monson1The quote above comes from the president of the Mormon Church, Thomas Monson in the Liahona, October 2013. The problems of this First Presidency Message are most glaring just from its title alone, but even more so as we read his message that Mormons are the saviors of those who are no longer active in the Church.

The very last sentence in the quote above is very telling is it not? If someone is brought back into the gospel then what is meant by “that they might partake with us of all that full fellowship has to offer”?

What is full fellowship? Does it mean being temple worthy and handing over your W-2’s so the Church knows you’re really paying your full 10%?

Does it mean that you have to be a teacher or leader or bishop?

What if that isn’t what Jesus wants for you to do? Are you still in full fellowship then?

And of course there’s that title of the message…

People in the Church aren’t the saviors of men and regardless of what leaders of the Church have said in the past, this just isn’t so.

Jesus is the Only Savior. He’s the Only Redeemer.  He’s the Only one we must go through to receive salvation!  He’s the one person who rescues us from hell.

So along with all the other duties Mormons must perform to get saved; now they’re responsible for the jack-Mormons, aka non-active members.

Pray for the Mormons this weekend as they watch the General Conference and their heads are filled with a slew of lies from all their leaders in two days.

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