On Priestcraft

What is a man who claims to hold the priesthood, who works for “the Church” and has the power to levy ecclesiastical discipline; and who, if he ceased working for that entity, would cease to be remunerated?  It is a priest, who is in the craft: Priestcraft.

When are we going to realize that Priestcraft is both forbidden and currently the primary activity of “the Church”?  Every person in the pay of the Corporation, and who could bring ecclesiastical discipline — from CES idiots, to BYU professors, to Presiding Bishop schills, the Q of the 12, and the Q of the 70, and the First Presidency — all are engaging in work expressly forbidden by the God in the Book of Mormon.  This is your official notice, if you haven’t been reading “the scriptures”.  Condemnation rests upon those who engage in priestcraft.

And they justify it because everyone else is too stupid, lazy, or unfaithful to get along without them.  Well, I say let us be Mormons without your MormonismTM, and everyone will see that all we need are: Faith; The Book of Mormon; Writings; the spirit.  What about the temples?  They control the temples, and levy a tax…I would say that is evil, plain and simple.  And it will be destroyed.  A poor man can go to the mountains, and receive angels and revelation.

The problems are not with the “locals,” as we are so often told.  The problems are with the vain, arrogant, insipid authorities (see: Sherri Dew) who take from everyone, and give back nothing; stuffing their bloated, cracking faces at the Cheesecake Factory, yukking it up; all while contriving some new way to tell us how to raise our families, what TV to watch, and whether our clothes are pleasing to God!

The problem is all the MormonsTM who defend this wickedness, despite prohobitions in the Book of Mormon.  If you do this, you are opposing Zion, and your time will end.  And soon enough, I suspect.

They — the authorities who get paid to run a financial empire, and to say it is “religion” — they claim to meet the needs of administration of the Gospel in “local” areas, as if the Book of Mormon, faith, the Holy Spirit, and so on were not sufficient.  It is anti-Christ in the extreme, and the fruits are bitter.  They say when we don’t suck down their bland product, we are in apostasy.  And their followers are even more brutal: the dogs slavering for attack, because they have not been feed for so very long.

What can we do, with such a colonizing body protected by U.S. law, corporate veils, deception, conspiracy, and the claims of divine representation?  I don’t know.  Pray for further light and knowledge.  Another book would do us a world of good, and maybe show that the Prophet is nothing more than a sleight of hand for building a kingdom opposed to God.  And ignore them, and all their billboards, malls, skyscrapers, websites, tv stations, newspapers, blah blah blah.  It makes me ill to think that they imagine the Truth needs their Arm of Flesh, youru soul cannot stand but upon their crutches.

My Mormonism is not a product of the SLC Corporate Body, and my faith is only weakened by their interventions, and their exploitation, and immense confusion and arrogance.  The insulting cover of BusinessWeek is their fault: They made it possible for a national magazine to present Jesus as commanding Joseph Smith to build a Mall.  They own that cover, and all the evil that comes from it.

And now I’m off to Sunday School.

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18 thoughts on “On Priestcraft

  1. DJL says:

    I just realized the evil in how we were directed to read the Book of Mormon. We rush through it quickly and pause only to pull some anecdotal moral of the story, thereby missing these obvious warnings like the one you just mentioned. No wonder Nephi was so perplexed at our inability to understand plain and precious truths. Perhaps it is a good thing that our folly and abomination is on worldwide display. The Lord is probably up there saying, “Can you hear me now? Can you hear me now?”

    1. TB says:

      “The Lord is probably up there saying, “Can you hear me now? Can you hear me now?””

      Yes.

      I do hope the Lord steps in soon and removes the power and descent into Babylon and hell that we seem unable to stem, as a minority of members. The law of common consent has long since gone by way of the highway.

      “all we need are: Faith; The Book of Mormon; Writings; the spirit.”
      Exactly!

  2. MoHoHawaii says:

    This is poignant. I feel your sense of betrayal.

    Chino Blanco compares LDS, Inc. to a cargo cult. It’s a fascinating and apt analogy.

  3. rpoulton says:

    Passed a copy of this around the table after dinner today. It was suggested that I must identify you in response to the question:
    Do you support, affiliate with, or agree with any group or individual whose teachings or practices are contrary to or oppose those accepted by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? Of course, I said a trademark cannot have teachings or practices.

  4. James says:

    Daymon, you are a rare breed. Most people who recognize the apostasy of the corporation throw out Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon with it. What makes you hold on to those things? Is it that they just align very well with your socialist views? Have you had spiritual witnesses confirming their absolute truth? I was a lifelong member who lost belief in all of it, but maybe I’m missing something that you’re getting.

    1. day2mon says:

      It’s not the socialism, although I’ve always felt that way, even before I ever read the BoM. I guess the more I uncover the BoM from the layers of misreadings, starting in 1829, the more I’m convinced that the BoM is the real deal; and that it comprehends our Gentile ways, our unbelief, and is the only means for giving us faith in a God who works miracles, and is full of mercy. And I’ve had spiritual (and non-spiritual) experiences, which convince me that the BoM is the real deal.

  5. rockwaterman1 says:

    That was a powerful, no-holds-barred indictment, Daymon. It’s time for the membership to wake up. We have no need for the Corporate Church. I am perfectly capable of studying and living the gospel without being supervised by those sitting in the choice seats of the synagogue. It’s time we all broke free.

      1. TB says:

        An inclusive one: The only requirement for baptism being a desire to be baptized for a remission of sins and as a commitment to God, no matter what church one may choose to attend.

        What would it be like to have such freedom? To be guided by the Holy Spirit instead of by man.

        On my mission, I met a man who collected books about Jesus. The Book of Mormon was one. I met another man who was a preacher (I forget the denomination). He told us he preached sermons to his congregation from the Book of Mormon. (Neither had any interest in joining the LDS church.)

      2. Chuck says:

        [[by way of reply to comment 13; feel free to delete this line during moderation]]

        …or how about simply a non-church Mormonism…one with no requirement for baptism, and no church one need choose from.

        The only church I would accept would be one set up by God himself; and only after I have a good, solid definition by Him of what it (and its “baptism”) should look like as delivered directly by Him or by someone appointed by Him; oh, and any messenger would have to stand prepared to positively identify themselves as such.

        Until then, I am content to attempt to read the BoM sans all non-text-based interpretations, and to discuss my readings with others who would like to do the same; hoping and praying for further light and knowledge (books, writings, stories…), while working by way of preparation for an understanding of those things I will need, spiritual or otherwise, in that day to prove them to my satisfaction.

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