Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Stones for the Stonemason

Stones for the Stonemason" hosted by Art Bulla on #BlogTalkRadio

Original Air Date: September 28, 2010

Stones for the Stonemason

"What manner of men ought ye to be?" God needs stones to erect a building, as it were, even Zion. Each stone must bear weight and take its unique place in the arch or wall the Lord desires to build. If we are cracked or narcissistic or unstable, then the Stonemason must reject that stone and choose another more flawless one, suited to bear the weight to be placed upon it. If we are self aggrandizing and selfish, then "he that seeketh his life shall lose it, but he that loseth his life for my sake shall gain it." The Priesthood authoritatively handles and places each stone in its proper place in the building, whether in the foundation, bearing the most weight or in a suitable place to support and form other structures comprising the building. If we will not submit to the authority of the Priesthood in manipulating and placing us by revelation, then we cannot fit, are useless and are cast off. If Joseph had a right to dictate me in relation to salvation, in relation to a hereafter, he had a right to dictate me in relation to all my earthly affairs, in relation to the treasures of the earth, and in relation to the earth itself. He had a right to dictate in relation to the cities of the earth, to the natives of the earth, and in relation to everything on land and on sea. That is what he had a right to do, if he had any right at all. If he did not have that right, he did not have the Priesthood of God, he did not have the endless Priesthood that emanates from an eternal being. A Priesthood that is clipped, and lacks length, is not the Priesthood of God; if it lacks depth, it is not the Priesthood of God; for the Priesthood in ancient times extended over the wide world, and coped with the universe, and had a right to govern and control the inhabitants thereof, to regulate them, give them laws, and execute those laws. Journal of Discourses, Vol.2, Pg.13 - Pg.14,Jedediah M. Grant, February 19, 1854

  • The Revelations of Jesus Christ: 
  • "But we ask, does it remain for a people who never had faith enough to call down one scrap of revelation from heaven, and for all they have now are indebted to the faith of another people...does it remain for them to say how much God has spoken and how much He has not spoken?"  Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, Section Two 1834-37 Pg.60
  •  Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, Section Six 1843-44 Pg.365
       When a man goes about prophesying, and commands men to obey his teachings, he must either be a true or false prophet.
  •  Our website:
  •  "All men are liars who say they are of the true Church without the revelations of Jesus Christ and the Priesthood of Melchizedek, which is after the order of the Son of God."  Joseph Smith; TPJS p. 376
  • "He that can mark the power of Omnipotence, inscribed upon the heavens, can also see God's own handwriting in the sacred volume: and he who reads it oftenest will like it best, and he who is acquainted with it, will know the hand wherever he can see it...." (T.P.J.S., p. 56)

·         10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.
12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ. (New Testament | Galatians 1:10 - 12)

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