Thought of the Day about Mormonism and Cloak of being Saviors to Self

Ensign, August 2012; “May we ever remember that the mantle of membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is not a cloak of comfort but rather a robe of responsibility. Our duty, in addition to saving ourselves, is to guide others to the celestial kingdom of God.” – Thomas Monson

Revelation 1:17; “…And he laid his right hand upon me…”

Long before we can wear a mantle out in public we need a cloak of comfort Jesus wraps us in when we belong to Him.

A hand on your shoulder from the Lord for encouragement and to settle your spirit is comforting above all that is comforting wouldn’t you think? Jesus truly loved John with an agape love or as my pastor likes to say “an outrageous love”. There’s certainly no equivalent to this my friend!

The Apostle Paul also reminds us of how God is the God of all comfort in his letter to the Corinthians;

2 Corinthians 1:3-4; “Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; 4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.”

I’m wondering where in the Bible it says that we must wear a mantle of membership into a church.

And I don’t know about you, but the church I belong to brings me immense comfort each time I walk through the doors. It’s there I know I’ll be worshiping Jesus, singing praise songs to Him, listening to great sermons, partaking in communion with my brothers and sisters in Christ, praying corporately and even attending Bible studies where I’ll continue to learn even more about Him during the week.

It’s through these things I’m spiritually fed and in turn we give back through venues where He’s called us individually to serve. For me it’s teaching, for my husband Kirk it’s providing physical labor tasks or errands and for both of us collecting and helping with the donations of clothing and food to the community banks. We also help out with community service projects with our church or when our kids went on missions while in junior high and high school.

The body of Christ is a comfort for many reasons and for something like this to come out of a “prophet’s” mouth is very telling indeed. Their comment alludes to their unwillingness to accept God as He is.

Where in the Bible does it say we have a duty to save ourselves?

This should go without saying, but why are you claiming a belief in Jesus while teaching it’s your duty to save yourself? This is known as fraudulent behavior. And what about Acts 4:12; “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”