# 8  Calling and Election Sure   The Church of the First Born  Watch the “Quotes.”

“So being ordained an Elder, or a High Priest, or an Apostle, or even President of the Church, is not the thing that brings the exaltation, but obedience to the laws and the ordinances and the covenants required of those who desire to become members of the Church of the First Born as these are administered in the House of the Lord. To become a member of the Church of the First Born, as I understand it, is to become one of the inner circle. We are all members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by being baptized and confirmed, and there are many who seem to be content to remain such without obtaining the privileges of exaltation. The Lord has made it possible for us to become members of the Church of the First Born by receiving the blessings of the House of the Lord, and "overcoming all things." Thus we become heirs, "priests and kings, who have received of his fulness, and of his glory," who shall "dwell in the presence of God and his Christ forever and ever," with full exaltation. Are such blessings worth having?”     Joseph Fielding Smith,  “The Pearl of Great Price,” Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine, July 1930, pages 97-104 

“Joseph Smith taught that the family unit as it is organized and sealed in the temple—not the social order of the gospel or a particular office or position in the Church—is the basis of exaltation and glory for man. The Saints were to receive a fulness of priesthood and glory within the divine patriarchal order, not by occupying a given office in the priesthood or holding a designated position in the Church.
To receive a fulness, a man had to have the Melchizedek Priesthood conferred upon him and, as an elder in that priesthood, receive all the rites and ordinances of the temple. The Prophet explained: "If a man gets a fulness of the priesthood of God he has to get it in the same way that Jesus Christ obtained it, and that was by keeping all the commandments and obeying all the ordinances of the house of the Lord."  Again he declared:
The question is frequently asked "Can we not be saved without going through with
all those ordinances, &c.?" I would answer, No, not the fulness of salvation.  Jesus said, "There are many mansions in my Father's house, and I will go and prepare a place for you." House here named should have been translated kingdom; and any person who is exalted to the highest mansion has to abide a celestial law, and the whole law too.” “Principles of Perfection” Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1970 page 280 

“The scriptures attest that there will be kings and priests in every land and among every kindred, tongue, and people before the Lord Jesus comes in glory (Revelation 5:9-10). That implies that temples will dot the earth, that the fulness of priesthood blessings will be available to men and women everywhere, even before the ushering in of the Millennium. Such sacred labor will be intensified during the thousand-year era of peace and righteousness, for "to accomplish this work there will have to be not only one temple but thousands of them, and thousands and tens of thousands of men and women will go into those temples and officiate for people who have lived as far back as the Lord shall reveal”  “Watch and Be Ready: Preparing for the Second Coming of the Lord” Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1994 pages 179 – 180   It does not matter if there are hundreds of buildings if there is no real authority there. CLICK HERE TO see that. The Pope lives in Rome. So what!

“Joseph Smith's promise, upon turning the key to women, that "knowledge and intelligence shall flow down" was fulfilled as women of this dispensation began to receive the blessings of the temple endowment. Emma Smith received her endowment September 28, 1843, the first of a small group of women who were endowed before the Nauvoo Temple was completed. Before the Saints left Nauvoo, some three thousand women would be endowed with sacred knowledge through participation in temple ordinances. It was for many as the Prophet Joseph promised Mercy Fielding Thompson it would be for her: the endowment "will bring you out of darkness into marvelous light."

"In addition to the endowment, Joseph Smith received and established by revelation temple ordinances that sealed husband and wife together in marriage "for time and for all eternity." Latter-day Saints learned that unless a marriage were performed "through him whom God anointed and appointed unto this power," it would not be "valid neither of force" when a husband and wife died.  "Acting with the sealing powers conferred upon him in the Kirtland Temple, Joseph Smith both performed sealings and delegated the sealing power to others before the completion of the Nauvoo Temple," explains historian Carol Cornwall Madsen.

The revelation on eternal marriage, Doctrine and Covenants 132, taught that marriage in the "new and everlasting covenant" brought the same promise that Abraham and Sarah had received concerning their seed or posterity, that "both in the world and out of the world should they continue as innumerable as the stars." Men and women sealed though priesthood power in the new and everlasting covenant could, if they remained worthy, receive "an exceeding, and an eternal weight of glory," "thrones, kingdoms, principalities, and powers," "a fulness and a continuation of the seeds forever and ever." By pursuing the narrow way to "exaltation and continuation of the lives," they would become involved in "the continuation of the works of the Father, wherein he glorifieth himself" Ultimately, they would "be gods, because they have no end; therefore shall they be from everlasting to everlasting, because they continue." Such promises are given in full measure to both marriage partners.

Indeed, fulfillment of the promise of eternal godhood or parenthood in the highest degree of celestial glory requires both man and woman. Scripture shows that through celestial marriage, a man and a woman enter into an "order of the priesthood," and Joseph Smith made clear that in connection with the temple, men and women together would ultimately receive a "fulness of priesthood" unavailable to either of them alone. Eliza R. Snow relied on this understanding in summarizing the unique status of Latter-day Saint women and the spiritual blessings available to them: They "occupy a more important position than is occupied by any other women on the earth. Associated, as they are, with apostles and prophets inspired by the living God-with them sharing in the gifts and powers of the holy Priesthood . . . participating in those sacred ordinances, without which, we could never be prepared to dwell in the presence of the Holy Ones." A "kingdom of priestesses" had indeed been established as Joseph had prophesied, not so much as an organization, but by virtue of the numbers of women so anointed in the early days of the church. As the ancient apostle Paul had preached: "Neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord."   “Women of Covenant: The Story of Relief Society” Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1992 page 55 
Today the LDS Church leaders love the “blacks more” than having any “Priestesses” !  So they all get to burn together.
See where you can walk on their ashes, as God has said. CLICK HERE Malachi 4  Link # 9 coming

“At this time Joseph Smith was not willing to discuss the temple ordinances of conferral of the fulness of the priesthood, of marriage for time and eternity, or of sealing children to parents; nevertheless, he indicated that the conferral of the fulness of the priesthood was a "sealing…on top of the head", of which the phrase "sealed in their foreheads" was symbolic. Furthermore, Joseph Smith here taught that it was through the ordinance of conferral of the fulness of the priesthood that men could be qualified to be a part of the special missionary force of the last days which would number 144,000 high priests (Doctrine and Covenants 77: 8-11, 14).”   The Words of Joseph Smith: The Contemporary Accounts of the Nauvoo Discourses of the Prophet Joseph, compiled and edited by Andrew F. Ehat and Lyndon W. Cook [Provo: BYU Religious Studies Center, 1980], page  297.)

“These have received their washings and anointings in the temple of God on this earth; they have been chosen, ordained,
and anointed kings and priests, to reign as such in the resurrection of the just. Such as have not received the fulness of the priesthood, (for the fulness of the priesthood includes the authority of both king and priest) and have not been anointed and ordained in the temple of the Most High, may obtain salvation in the celestial kingdom, but not a celestial crown. Many are called to enjoy a celestial glory, yet few are chosen to wear a celestial crown, or rather, to be rulers in the celestial kingdom.” The Words of Joseph Smith pages 298-299 

“Additionally, the Prophet here clarifies that the Patriarchal Priesthood was not the same as the crowning ordinances of the fulness of the Melchizedek Priesthood. Elias returned the authority of promising innumerable posterity, but Elijah restored the authority of the fulness of the priesthood (D&C 110:12-16).  CLICK HERE about Elijah.

Aside from this theological commentary, it is important to point out that the Prophet's teachings fit perfectly within a historical context. Joseph Smith administered the first ordinances of the Patriarchal Priesthood on 4 May 1842 when he gave both the Aaronic and Melchizedek portions of the endowment to nine men in his store in Nauvoo.”
 (see Documentary History of the Church, 5:1-2;   or TPJS  137 )

CLICK HERE to begin to learn about the Aaronic Endowment.
Not an endowment; but what to expect.
“But the higher ordinances that confer the
fulness of the priesthood had not as yet been administered. However one month and a day after this 27 August 1843 discourse, Joseph and Emma received the anointing and ordination "of the highest and holiest order of the priesthood"  Joseph Smith Diary, 28 September 1843, Church Archives.   The Words of Joseph Smith   page 303

Perhaps more important than his later understanding of the relationship between the Aaronic
and Melchizedek portions of the endowment is the fact that three weeks before this 27 August 1843 discourse, Brigham Young demonstrated that the Prophet made clear to those who had received the endowment and patriarchal marriage ordinances, (Polygamy) that they had not as yet received the fulness of the priesthood.     On 6 August 1843, Brigham Young said:
“If any in the church
have the fullness of the Melchizedek Priesthood I do not know it. For any person to have the fullness of that priesthood, he must be a king and priest.” Since he had received, with eight others, an anointing in 1842 promising him he would, if faithful, eventually receive another anointing actually ordaining him a king and a priest, Brigham Young therefore added, “A person may be anointed king and priest long before he receives his kingdom”   History of the Church, 5:527,  The Words of Joseph Smith page 304

“Priesthood ordination does not, by itself, assure a man that God will ratify all his acts as a priesthood bearer. Perhaps Abraham received the "anointing and sealing" (the priesthood ordination of king and priest) under the hands of Melchizedek (Genesis 14:17-24 and JST Genesis 14:25-40), but the "election sure"—the absolute assurance of power in the priesthood—came directly from God only after Abraham indicated his willingness to sacrifice Isaac.”   (Genesis 22:1-14) The Words of Joseph Smith  page 305     
Are you watching the “quotes?”
What was this fulness of the priesthood? The most concise but inclusive definition of the authority of the fulness of the priesthood was given by Joseph Smith in his 10 March 1844 discourse when he said, "Now for Elijah; the spirit, power and calling of Elijah is that ye have power to hold the keys of the revelations, ordinances, oracles, powers and endowments of the fulness of the Melchizedek Priesthood and of the Kingdom of God on the Earth and to receive, obtain and perform all the ordinances belonging to the kingdom of Godto have power to seal on earth and in heaven." (TPJS 337) However, the Prophet had not as yet administered the ordinances that made men kings and priests.  Brigham Young said three weeks before this discourse that no one yet in the Church had the fulness of the Melchizedek Priesthood, "For any person to have the fullness of that priesthood, he must be a king and priest" (History of the Church, 5: 527) The Words of Joseph Smith  page 306 

Brigham Young said:   “In the rise of this Church, and for years afterwards, if four men had been appointed to live in the capacity of a neighborhood, there would have been more real difficulty in one month than there has been in this Ward since brother Miller has been its Bishop. This proves that the people are learning to let things alone that they do not know to be right, and wait until they know what right is. This is a great lesson to learn.
It is also a precious gift, that some people seem to be possessed of, to have knowledge enough not to talk until they can say something to advantage and benefit to themselves, or others, or both.”   “1861”
    Journal of Discourses   9: 86  Brigham Young  

“The instructions some of you need here I presume would be good for all. It is not always an easy matter for persons to understand the true position they really hold before God and before their brethren. People do not seem to understand fully their position and the duties they are called upon to perform; but when a person comes to understanding, he will not go amiss. There are so many traits in the lives of the people possessing the Priesthood, that, touch it where you will, you cannot touch it amiss; and if you know and understand it, it is to you a source of great satisfaction,
while those who do not understand are still left in the dark.”     
“What are the privileges of a Bishop? Has he the privilege of the administration of angels? Yes; this belongs to the lesser Priesthood. Has he the privilege of using the Urim and Thummim? Yes   Journal of Discourses   9: 86  

“The office of a
Bishop belongs to the lesser Priesthood. He is the highest officer in the Aaronic Priesthood, and has the privilege of using the Urim and Thummim—has the administration of angels, if he has faith, and lives so that he can receive and enjoy all the blessings Aaron enjoyed. At the same time, could Aaron rise up and say,
"I have as much power and authority as you, Moses?"
No; for Moses held the keys and authority above all the rest upon the earth. He holds the keys of the Priesthood of Melchisedek, which is the Priesthood of the Son of God, which holds the keys of all these Priesthoods, dispensing the blessings and privileges of both Priesthoods to the people, as he did in the days of the children of Israel when he led them out of Egypt.
This Priesthood has been on the earth at various times.”       Journal of Discourses   9: 87

“The children of Israel
never received the Melchisedek Priesthood; they went into bondage to enjoy it in part, but all its privileges and blessings they never would receive in full, until Jesus came, and then but a few of them would receive it. This High Priesthood rules, directs, governs, and controls all the Priesthoods, because it is the highest of all.
What ordination should a man receive to possess all the keys and powers of the Holy Priesthood that were delivered to the sons of Adam? He should be ordained an Apostle of Jesus Christ.” (From him.)  Journal of Discourses   9: 87    

When Bishop Miller finds that the Seventies in his Ward are teaching doctrine that he does not believe in, he has nothing to do with the matter while acting in the capacity of a Bishop. He would say, "I stand here as your Bishop,
and I have nothing to do with the doctrines you teach.
I cannot control the higher Priesthood, while in my present calling.

I cannot officiate here as an Apostle, as a Revelator, as one who has authority to say 'Thus saith the Lord' to the people concerning spiritual things." The Doctrine and Covenants teaches us whom they are to be decided by. Though brother Miller, as a Bishop, should say nothing on controverted points of doctrine, yet he can meet with his brethren of the High Priesthood who may be in his neighborhoods.”     Journal of Discourses  9: 91 

I once had a Bishop stand up and tell me to shut-up and sit down, because he didn’t like what I was saying in a testimony meeting. That was a great embarrassment to my children. Would you do likewise? And I have had a Stake President who told me not to even come to meetings in his Stake. How about that for “fear of the truth!.” Do you see how messed up things are now? We need to have things set back in order.)

“In the capacity of a
Bishop, has any person a right to direct the spiritual affairs of the kingdom of God? No. In that capacity his right is restricted to affairs in a temporal and moral point of view.
He has a right to deal with the transgressor. I do not care what office a transgressor bears in the Church and kingdom of God, if he should be one of the Twelve Apostles, and come into a Bishop's neighbourhood, and purloin his neighbour's goods, defile his neighbour's bed, or commit any breach of the moral law, the Bishop has a right to take that man before himself and his council, and there hold him to answer for the crime he has been guilty of, and deal with him for his membership in the Church, and cut him off from the Church to all intents and purposes, to all time and eternity, if he will not make restitution and sincerely repent. "What! one of the Seventies?" Yes. "One of the High Priests?" Yes. "One of the Twelve Apostles?" Yes, anybody that happens to come into his neighborhood and transgresses the moral law. On the other hand, can the Seventies try a Bishop? No. Can the High Priests try him? No, unless they call twelve High Priests in the capacity of a High Council; and then you must have the Presidency of the Melchisedek Priesthood to preside over the council, and there you can try a Bishop.”        Journal of Discourses    9: 91  

“I will now say a few words upon the callings of men in a neighborhood or Ward capacity. Some of the High Priests may be ordained to officiate in callings pertaining to the Church in Ward capacities. Now I will ask the Bishop of this Ward if he has a right to neglect this Ward to meet with the High Priests' Quorum in their meetings. He has no such right—he has no right to neglect this Ward one minute for the sake of such meeting. That is not his right and calling when his services are required here as Bishop. There is a poor widow, a sick family, business is going at random here and there, and he has no right to believe that he has the privilege of leaving all his Ward to look out for themselves, and say, "If you do well, it is well: and if you do ill, I cannot help it, I am going to my Quorum meeting." It is his duty to devote his time, from new Year's morning to New Year's morning again, for the benefit of his ward. He is placed to preside over it, and he will dictate all in his Ward. If he sees a Seventy or a High Priest squandering his property, or if he sees any getting drunk, gambling, or loafing about, wasting their time, he has a perfect right to call them to account.” 
        Journal of Discourses  9: 92

“It is not the duty of a Seventy or High Priest,
who is appointed a Teacher or a Bishop, to neglect the duties of those callings to attend a Seventies' or High Priests' meeting. Attend to the wishes of your Bishop, and never ask who has the most power. The man who has the most power
with God will wield it, and earth and hell cannot hinder it.
Talk about power, and "I want you to give me influence!" There are but few things that offend me more than to have men come to me and say,
"Brother Brigham, give me influence, for I am a great man in this kingdom." And what would he do with it? He would take himself and all who would follow him to the Devil. Every man who has true influence has obtained it before God through faithfulness, and in all such cases there is not the least danger but what he will have it before the Saints. It is the man who converses with the heavens, who delights in doing so, and knows for himself that this is the kingdom of God, who has true influence.”  “1861” Mill Creek Ward Brigham Young  Journal of Discourses 9: 92-93  

“When Joseph Smith came to the people with the message of the Gospel
in its fullness, they said "let us kill him, or he will change our customs, overthrow our religions, make proselytes in foreign lands and flood our country with them, expose our political corruptions, and may take away our place in the nation; come, let us kill him." They did kill him, that debt is upon them, and they have it to pay. The Lord pity them; I do. I pity them because they are so short-sighted, so wicked, and so determined to fight God and his laws. They killed Joseph Smith, and cast out this people for believing in him. Are they still upon our track? They are.”  Journal of Discourses  9: 367  Brigham Young  “1862”     
(I have death threats from hypocrites all the time.)

“Let there be a mutual desire in every man to disseminate knowledge, that all may know. I have always followed out the rule of dispensing what I know to others, and been blessed in so doing. After all our endeavors to obtain wisdom from the best books, &c., there still remains an open fountain for all; "If any man lack wisdom let him ask of God." Let every Latter-day Saint constantly practice himself in the performance of every good word and work, to acknowledge God to be God, to be strict in keeping his laws and learning to love mercy, eschew evil and delight in constantly doing that which is pleasing to God. This is the only sure way to obtain influence with God and all good men. I want the fellowship and confidence of those who are justified before the heavens, and to have this I must walk in the path Christ has marked out, and let all the rest go their own way. Let all who are for God and his laws, walk with me and gain influence with those heavenly powers, and there is no danger but what they will gain influence with all good persons who labor for the same influence, which will bear us off conquerors over all our enemies, spiritual and temporal. May the Lord bless you. Amen.”
 Brigham Young “1862” Journal of Discourses 9: 370  

So what will you do to save those that you love and get the blessings of God for eternal life?  What do you think that it is worth? Would you have tried Spencer W. Kimball for trying to give the Priesthood to the Blacks?  Has God given any word about that kind of thing? Yes he has!)
We read in Mormon Doctrine by McConkie about apostasy.
“Apostasy consists in the abandonment and forsaking of these true principles, and all those who do not believe and conform to them are in a apostate condition, whether they are the ones who departed from the truth or whether they inherited their false concepts from their apostate fathers.”  Bruce R. McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, 2d ed. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1966  page 43 
So what have the Mormon’s
abandoned and forsaken that are true principles? Lets begin to make a list from their own sources. Mormon church members won’t like this list. They will deny the Holy Ghost.
1st.  Plural Marriage or Polygamy.
2nd.  A good full Aaronic endowment.
3rd.   A  good FULL Melchizedek endowment.
4th.  The Fulness of Priesthood to kings and priests.
5th.  The Law of Consecration and United Order in reality.
6thVisits from angels through the veil. 
7th.  Have tried to give priesthood to the Canaanites. And deny women.
8th.  In truth have lost their authority themselves for love of the world.
9thMillions forsake the truth for love of the world. And die in vain.
Some (a few) people will remember back on April 10, 1990 when the endowment was changed ‘again’ to the present mode. Much more truth was lost because of external influences.  And the
complaints of some women that some parts of the endowment seemed very cruel and harsh. So the LDS leaders had to compromise covenants and blessings to appease the church people. The result is that the Mormons will get killed in the war coming just like everyone else. Some people think that they can tell God what is right and what is wrong. Just like Satan did. 
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Isaiah foretold: “As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them.  O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.”   Isaiah 3: 12  So who leads?
Wilful Sin Unpardonable
“Again, if men sin wilfully after they have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sin, but a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation to come, which shall devour these adversaries. For he who despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses. Of how much more severe punishment suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath sold his brother, and denied the new and everlasting covenant by which he was sanctified, calling it an unholy thing, and doing despite to the Spirit of grace.”    TPJS 128       

                   All Ordinances Necessary
“The question is frequently asked, "Can we not be saved without going through with all those ordinances?" I would answer, No, not the fulness of salvation. Jesus said, There are many mansions in my Father's house, and I will go and prepare a place for you. House here named should have been translated kingdom; and any person who is exalted to the highest mansion has to abide a celestial law, and the whole law too.
But there has been a great difficulty in getting anything into the heads of this generation. It has been like splitting hemlock knots with a corn-dodger for a wedge, and a pumpkin for a beetle. Even the Saints are slow to understand.

   Unwillingness of Saints to Learn
“I have tried for a number of years to get the minds of the Saints prepared to receive the things of God; but we frequently see some of them, after suffering all they have for the work of God, will fly to pieces like glass as soon as anything comes that is contrary to their traditions: they cannot stand the fire at all. How many will be able to abide a celestial law, and go through and receive their exaltation, I am unable to say, as many are called, but few are chosen. (January 20, 1844.)--DHC 6:183-185  TPJS   331  
January 6, 2003 Yesterday afternoon at 3 pm. I met with Saint George Utah Mayor Daniel McArthur to discuss the Nuclear fallout coming from Nellis Air force base just one hour away. The Mayor said about 60,000 people were his stewardship as Mayor. I gave him some information and warnings of what I saw was about to happen. I said as a leader he would have to turn his back to those who would follow him and truly lead or thousands will die soon. We had never met before but he remembered my airplane crash well. CLICK HERE see the plane.
He like most Mormons asked about my authority.
I told him I got it the same place that Joseph Smith got his authority. From God. Remember in Matthew 21: 23 the elders asked Jesus that same question. I showed him the booklet I published back in “1980” and page 26 where I had the words of God in “quotes.” When I had asked when will these things happen? The answer to me was:
“In the third year.” And we are now in “2003”
I gave him other visions and proof, yet I fear for the people in St. George. because almost all their leaders there are the Mormon's leaders.  He had a city council meeting at 4pm. So I don’t know if he will do anything to save his people and their kids or not.
Not much time to prepare a city. Like Joseph Smith said:
About the Unwillingness of Saints to Learn.
While I was in St. George I gave the same information to the Spectrum Newspaper. So watch to see if they are awake or asleep. The Same problem.
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