Saturday, July 12, 2014

It's been on my mind....

Many of you, I'm sure are familiar with the whole "Ordain Women" movement.
There have been numerous bloggers that are supportive of this.
I saw a list of bloggers who affiliate themselves with this and have signed petitions, they even made the huffpost news.

I just wanted it to be known that I do NOT affiliate or support IN ANY way the "Ordain Women" movement.

This is what The First Presidency and the Quorum of the 12 have to say:

“In God’s plan for the happiness and eternal progression of His children, the blessings of His priesthood are equally available to men and women. Only men are ordained to serve in priesthood offices. All service in the Church has equal merit in the eyes of God. We express profound gratitude for the millions of Latter-day Saint women and men who willingly and effectively serve God and His children. Because of their faith and service, they have discovered that the Church is a place of spiritual nourishment and growth.

“We understand that from time to time Church members will have questions about Church doctrine, history, or practice. Members are always free to ask such questions and earnestly seek greater understanding. We feel special concern, however, for members who distance themselves from Church doctrine or practice and, by advocacy, encourage others to follow them.

“Simply asking questions has never constituted apostasy. Apostasy is repeatedly acting in clear, open, and deliberate public opposition to the Church or its faithful leaders, or persisting, after receiving counsel, in teaching false doctrine.” (HERE is the link back to newsroom)

I had a bit of a rant that I published, but have decided to hold my tongue and delete those comments I made. I don't think this blog is the place to court controversy. But at the same time I want it completely clear that my blog is a place that observes and follows the words of our Prophet!!

For more information:

* President Hinckley offers some thoughts HERE as well as some people who are better at expressing themselves than I am... NMCCCT?? Really Sofia?

* Nice and clear from our most recent General Conference, Elder Oak's Talk HERE The Keys and Authority of The Priesthood

* Elder Holland's wife is a rock, just like her husband HERE are some of her thoughts from June 1982 Ensign.

* HERE and HERE church manual reading.


The Wood Family said...

Thank you Sofia for speaking up. I also agree with and support the First Presidency's statement.

Christine Dubaut said...

Thank you for expressing your view about priesthood and women. I totally agree with. I know how much our Heavenly Father loves the women. We should re-read Elder Oak's talk :"The keys and Authority of the priesthood".
I think we aren't affected by this issue in France.
Thank you for your wonderful blog !!

Kristen&company said...

Thank you for standing up for what you know is right! I agree with you that we don't need to be arguing and causing contention. But that being said their is nothing wrong with making a very clear statement about how you feel and why! Thank you diligence and help with ideas!

Carolyn Howell said...

Just a note of gratitude, for you and all of your blog offerings. Firm in the faith.

Laura Henckel said...

What are those women thinking?! Ordaining women would give us even MORE things to do. (Is that courting controversy?)