Stewardship is an interesting concept and an important responsibility. It is one of the first commandments and revelations that were given to mankind on earth. God said in that day, to Adam and Eve while they were yet in the garden, to “[b]e fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” (Gen. 1:28)
Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham. And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, in thee shall all nations be blessed. So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham. (KJV Gal 3:7-9)
There has been much debate of late regarding servants, priesthood, temples and the coming forth of a restored set of scriptures. There have even been those pitting the servants of God against the other and comparing them saying, so and so is a greater prophet than the other. These are the musings of those who do not know God, who turn the word of God for naught and who themselves do not keep the commandments.
Surviving the last days by living on borrowed light said no prophet ever
The whole conundrum behind the simple phrase of “follow the prophet, don’t go astray,” logically does not make sense, at least in the form it is taught and largely understood today.
Christ needs to be our focus and our ideal; we need to know Him better than we do. We need to be humble and realize Gods ways are not ours and as we remain a stranger to God, His ways will always be confusing and even at times contrary to our moral compasses and appear odd to us. Yet as we seek God, we begin to see as He sees and we begin to see the wisdom in His ways that we beforehand could not comprehend. We ought to receive the light He has offered to us, let His light take root in you and let it grow. Though most, out of fear, instead of embracing truth find reason to fight against it, when we fight against His will for us, for our own will and what we are willing to understand, accept and do, when we do this it places us at odds with God and if we continue down this path it places us at opposition to God and opposing Gods will, and then finally we find ourselves rejecting and fighting against God. Not the side of eternity I or you should want to be on.
O God, the Eternal Father, we ask thee in the name of thy Son, Jesus Christ, to bless and sanctify this bread to the souls of all those who partake of it; that they may eat in remembrance of the body of thy Son, and witness unto thee, O God, the Eternal Father, that they are willing to take upon them the name of thy Son, and always remember him, and keep his commandments which he hath given them, that they may always have his Spirit to be with them. Amen. (Moroni 4:3)
I covered some of this before in my previous post, a portion of this bears mentioning again here for purposes of this post, the doctrines of baptisms.
“Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. And this will we do, if God permit. (Hebrew 6:1-3)
These ritual washings can be found in many different cultures, Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. It is not my desire or place to add to or take away from baptisms, for I believe in the words of Christ as He spoke them plainly here: