Tonight is the ward harvest dinner and I’m thinking of going with Ron and Mary. It will all depend on how I feel.
I spent the day working on a painting of Natalie. I worked on it until my hand got tired, and then I just rested.
When the time came, I went with Ron and Sister Wallace to the ward dinner. When we got to the church, we got the wheelchair out and I used it. I didn’t realize how uncomfortable a wheelchair can be.
Earlier in the Day
I had been invited to join a Facebook page about last-days revelations (a Latter-day Saint oriented page). I finally had to leave the group because of the false doctrine being taught and the unwillingness for the group to sustain gospel-backed information.
At one point I posted asking for “chapter and verse”. It was met with criticism.
When someone preaches things about the future of the world with no way to demonstrate its basis in the scriptures, well, most of the time it is false doctrine.
Here’s some stuff I read that just… well… curled my toenails…
- Pre-mortal spirits procreated in the pre-existence
- Everyone will be 30 years old when they are resurrected
- Adam and Eve had regular sexual intercourse in the Garden of Eden, they just couldn’t have children
- During the millennium we will all live in tents in tent cities
- Everyone will need to pack-up for the move to Missouri so you better have a way to haul your food storage, camp stoves, sleeping bags, etc.
- You should only store what you personally put away. We are not to store stuff we bought in the store.
- God gives people near-death experiences because the prophet doesn’t have time to tell us these things.
All of this stuff is unsupported by any scriptures. And, when you have stuff like that, and it doesn’t come from our latter-day prophets, then it is most likely in the category of “false doctrine”.
This talk from a recent conference tells us where we should turn…Living Prophets
Another thing that really concerned me is most of the members of this group were quoting some lady who goes around the country talking about her near-death experience as though she was the source of information for what is to come.
Here’s some guidelines I’ve decided to follow. They are largely based on what prophets have taught me during my life (notice, I said my life – not Brigham Young’s life, not George Albert Smith’s life, but during my life span thus far):
- Store a year’s supply of food
- Store water
- Pay off your debts
- Store fuel for heat and cooking
- Be spiritually prepared
That said, here are some things people have read in to the command to store food…
- Store guns
- Store ammunition
- Store automotive fuel
- Have an alternative way to travel
I’m not saying it is wrong to store the above, but we have not been asked as a church to do those things. But, whatever the future may hold, we will hear it first from our living prophet.