It is very hard for me to understand a lot of the way the Church is leaded today… I know I know… that can lead to personal apostasy.
But there are too much unanswered questions, to many statements that make me doubt about the way the Church is going to, reason to make me thing Joseph Smith’s teachings aren’t follow. Its true the Church is based in “modern revelation”, and OF COURSE the Church should change to fill the needs of its members in this advancing world, but there are thing that are unchangeable… teachings that came ‘since Adam”.
So here are some of the problems I struggle with and the non-answer from the Church:
1. If it was not doctrine, why the Church deny the Priesthood to the black race descendants? Why Brigham Young and even current leaders of the Church taught about the Cain’s sin or the impartial ones in heaven?
2. Gays, now the Church accept them as they are but not what they do, totally opposed to gay marriage. What is the position of the Church about the nature of a gay person: someone is gay because they born like that (God made them), it’s just a decease or what?
3. When in 1843 Joseph revealed the Law of Celestial Marriage (polygamy) it was a principle needed for the Exaltation, Young enforced that and even when the world was against that practice they still suffer for obey God. Then in 1890 the Church put in stand-by it practice, nowadays the Church deny the principle while schisms groups at least try to follow it. Now the Church forbids the plural marriage but is inconsistent because people can still be sealed to someone else when that person’s partner is dead.
4. The topping speech of Joseph Smith was in the Funeral of King Follet, where the eternal Progression doctrine was revealed, when the Mystery of the Godhead was revealed: God was a man and the man can be a god someday, teaching that probes the legitimacy of Smith as a true prophet, but nowadays is a doctrine incomprehensible and the Church try to put away.
5. Modern evidence and Science is one of the worst foes of the faith, theories as the Evolution fight against the religion account of the Creation. To the prophets of old was revealed all the things since the beginning, the pharisees in Jesus’ time hold the key of knowledge and science, hiding from the world among others the ‘true account of the creation” of Adam and Eve and this Earth. A knowledge that even in the Church seems to be lost.
Joseph Smith and Brigham Young’s teachings about many things as:
- Adam-God (and the accepted theory of Adam born as an embryo)
- Second Anointing (Feet washing/Made Sure Election/exaltation on earth)
- Quorum of the Fifty/Seven (Or how Jesus will reign on Earth in Smith’s times)
- Translation of the Book of Mormon (and why they don’t use the seer stone today)
- The Book of Abraham and the true meaning of the papyri founded
- How revelation is received today
- The reason of the schism in the Fighting for the Church new leader after the death of Joseph
- Why Emma never come back to the “only and true Church” and get married again
- etc etc etc… and why all this truths are not teaching for the Church and contrary the Church try to hide and forget.