I have seen comments from those who support ordaining women to the priesthood. They say they just want the prophet to ask God about the issue. They point to the change in church policy when those of African decent were allowed to hold the priesthood. It is true that policies of the church do change from time to time according to the needs of the church, but doctrine never changes. The pain of not accepting the Lord's counsel is strongly evident in the example of Martin Harris when he repeatedly pressured Joseph Smith to ask the Lord to allow him to show the translation of the Book of Mormon to his wife. Both Joseph Smith and Martin Harris suffered greatly because they did not accept the counsel. The roles and responsibilities of men and women with respect to the priesthood are doctrine and not policy. This doctrine is eternal and cannot be changed for God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. It is essential to our identity and to the Lord's plan of happiness.
It is nice to reaffirm that Christ's Church is a kingdom directed from the top, not a democracy, directed from the bottom up.Christ's church is perfect; thus changes in perfect doctrine are not of the Savior. What is perfection? Can't add to or take away from..i.e. 2+2=4
Members of the Church make certain covenants with the Lord when they become members. One of those covenants is to accept all concepts of the LORD'S Gospel as it is explained by his Prophet and Apostles. The Gospel is not changed by one or a thousand person's opinion. Persons whom are not comfortable with doctrine of THE LORD'S church are free to find one that suites them, or make their own.
The message is perfect. Anyone who still questions is obviously looking for another answer--but another answer would be one of non-truth instead of absolute truth.
There it is! No sin in asking a question. The sin is in no willing to accept the answer but to actively pursue opposition...People, speak up for your prophet leaders! Support them against this disrespect.
I have no respect for anyone who leads others away from the appointed way established by the Lord. W.M
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