That is not true, Sub. The leadership has been pushing the membership to be more accepting of gays since they allowed the first camel's nose into the tent by permitting leaders of scouts to be homosexual. We all saw where it went from there. They are, and have been charting a course that leads to destruction. They are the false leaders that Isaiah describes, who are dumb dogs, and filled with wine and wickedness.Subcomandante wrote: ↑November 21st, 2022, 4:18 amKit-OTW wrote: ↑November 20th, 2022, 6:45 pmI posted this on my ward's Facebook page, because that is what the Spirit guided me to do. We will see how long it is up, and if I am expelled from the group. My brother is in the ward. I am sure this will upset many. We aren't supposed to ask hard questions, right? But, Jesus cast aside those false traditions, when He started making the church leaders very uncomfortable in His time. So, far they aren't crucifying those that believe God's word, but I expect that will change.
Very simple. No one outside the Church listened to the Church back then. The Church reiterated its doctrine in the recent statement. They just simply stated that there's no use fighting this anymore because all the nations are insistent on approving these things. They'll only fight it if any government tries to obligate them to do it. The simplest thing the Church would be able to do is to say that they no longer perform marriages in the temple, only sealings. That is down the pike. Not the ridiculous motion that the Church will support gay marriage in the temples and within the Church.
There is biblical precedent for this. Samuel told the Israelites that getting a king would lead them into captivity and fought the Israelites hard. But Israel was insistent on getting a king.
The Lord told Samuel to anoint a king, but also noted to Samuel, "They haven't rejected you. They have rejected Me." Israel wanted to be like everyone else around them.
It seems like, at least in the Gentile nations, the Church members want to be like everyone else around them, rather than obeying the commandments.
This statement reads more like "You guys asked for it, well, here it is! Don't ask us to change, because we won't."
I would like to point out that you are also accountable to God. Who's side are you on? Are you with God? Or are you with the Church leaders? Because they are not on the same team.