General Conference, ‘If Ye Lack Wisdom, April 2014 “In the kingdom of God, the search for truth is appreciated, encouraged, and in no way repressed or feared. Church members are strongly counseled by the Lord Himself to seek for knowledge. He said, “Seek ye diligently … ; yea, seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom; seek learning, even by study and also by faith.” — Marcos A. Aidukaitis
John 8:31-32 “Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; 32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
Despite a Mormon’s best efforts there’s always a catch behind the meaning of what their leaders teach. Mr. Aidukaitis, a General Authority, delivered his message several months after a devout member of the Church was ex-communicated for asking questions. We posted on his story a few days ago – Letter to a CES Director. It took the Church no time at all to rid themselves of their very public problem. Jeremy Runnells was unceremoniously axed after a genuine request to have some questions answered.
Reality about questioning the Church’s past looks more like Bruce McConkie’s warning thirty years earlier at a General Conference in 1984. Questioning anything, or anyone in the Church, amounts to apostasy and will never be tolerated.
Conference Report, October 1984, p. 104 “No true Latter-day Saint will ever take a stand that is in opposition to what the Lord has revealed to those who direct the affairs of his earthly kingdom. No Latter-day Saint who is true and faithful in all things will ever pursue a course, or espouse a cause, or publish an article or book that weakens or destroys faith.” — Apostle Bruce R. McConkie
With the way people are leaving nowadays, it’ll be interesting to see what their inspired leaders have to say this upcoming weekend at the October 2018 General Conference.
Be sure to pray for all Mormons this week and next as they hear the latest directives from those they follow.
With Love in Christ;