LDS D&C 98:14-15 I will prove you in all things, whether you will abide in my covenant, even unto death, that you may be found worthy. For if ye will not abide in my covenant ye are not worthy of me.The word "require" is synonymous with "command" in the context in which the Lord spoke of the G&S (A&C, p. 8).
JST Matthew 16:27 Break not my commandments for to save your lives; for whosoever will save his life in this world, shall lose it in the world to come.A Word on Mutual Agreement
The Lord said: "I require a statement of principles to be adopted by the mutual agreement of my people, for if you cannot do so you will be unable to accomplish other works that I will require at your hands" (A&C, p. 8).
The phrase mutual agreement means that all parties agree. If one of the parties dissents from a proposal, then the parties do not have mutual agreement on that proposal. Another way of saying this is that the parties do not agree to the proposal.
The Lord requires us, as a people, to write a G&S and adopt it by mutual agreement. If even one party to the covenant dissents from a proposed G&S, then that proposal cannot be adopted because it is not mutually agreed to. Mutual agreement means that the majority cannot impose upon the minority that which the minority does not agree to, and therefore all must discuss in plain humility as equals. Only when all parties mutually agree can the body move upon any proposal.
The mutual agreement requirement is freedom from the tyranny of the majority, and a check against mass error. At least, that is what would happen if the Lord's requirement were honored.
The Scripture and G&S Committees have announced that they will not hold the Lord's requirement for mutual agreement inviolable, but have instead dictated to the body that the G&S shall be adopted by "the voice of the people," which is another name for "majority rules." Now there is no need to persuade dissenters, or be persuaded by dissenters, so long as a faction has a majority of votes. Thus we now have reintroduced the tyranny of the majority, and removed the Lord's check upon mass error.
Instead of letting the Lord control the process by the requirements he has set forth in the A&C, the Scripture and G&S Committees have declared they shall control the process of adopting a G&S and have usurped authority to declare certain G&S proposals unacceptable and remove the ability of the body to adopt them. Among these G&S proposals which the Committees have deprived the people the opportunity of accepting is the gospel of Jesus Christ, his rock and his salvation.
Along with bringing the tyranny of the majority upon us and removing the Lord's check upon mass error, we are rejecting the gospel of Jesus Christ as our guide and standard as well. All this is due to those in high places among us, the Scripture and G&S Committees, who have taken control of the G&S process, usurped authority, and perverted the requirement of the Lord.
When Denver Snuffer was excommunicated, he had this to say:
The Church has Doctrine and Covenants 121, verses 36 to 40, to warn it about abusing His authority. There is an "amen" or end to authority when control, compulsion, and dominion are exercised in any degree of unrighteousness. Therefore, when using authority, great care must be taken. In any case, the church was careless. Therefore, those involved, are now left to kick against the pricks, to persecute the Saints and to fight against God.
Section 121 is a warning to church leaders. It is addressing the powerful, not the powerless. It is addressing those who occupy the seats of authority over others. Only those who claim the right to control, compel, and exercise dominion, are warned against persecuting the saints, who believe the religion and practice it as I did from the time of my conversion. My excommunication was an abuse of authority. Therefore, as soon as the decision was made, the Lord terminated the priesthood authority of the stake presidency and every member of the High Council who sustained this decision, which was unanimous. Thereafter, I appealed to the First Presidency, outlining the involvement of the 12 and the 70. The appeal gave notice to them all. The appeal was summarily denied.
Last general conference, the entire First Presidency, the 12, the 70, and all other general authorities and auxiliaries, voted to sustain those who abused their authority in casting me out of the church. At that moment, the Lord ended all claims of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, to claim it is led by the priesthood. They have not practiced what He requires. The Lord has brought about His purposes. This has been in His heart all along. He has chosen to use small means to accomplish it, but He always uses the smallest of means to fulfill His purposes.
None of this was my doing. The Lord's strange act, was not, could not, be planned by me. Was not, could not, have been controlled by me. It was not anticipated by me, or even understood by me, until after the Lord had accomplished His will, and made it apparent to me on the evening of May 1, 2014. He alone has done this. He is the author of all of this.Now, the G&S and Scripture Committees are treading the same path as the authorities of the Church. They, like the Church authorities before them, are not practicing what the Lord requires, and they are forcibly preventing the body from practicing what the Lord requires.
If the G&S and Scripture Committees do what they say they are going to do, then the body cannot be saved.
Joseph Smith taught the following.
I ... spoke to the people, showing them that to get salvation we must not only do some things, but everything which God has commanded. Men may preach and practice everything except those things which God commands us to do, and will be damned at last. We may tithe mint and rue, and all manner of herbs, and still not obey and teach others to obey God in just what He tells us to do. It mattereth not whether the principle is popular or unpopular, I will always maintain a true principle, even if I stand alone in it. (Feb. 21, 1844.) DHC 6:223.Thus, the body, not being able to do all that God commands due to the disobedience of those in high places among us, cannot be saved.
Only as individuals who are faithful to all things the Lord commands and requires will any from the body be able to be saved.
It is not enough to receive my covenant, but you must also abide it. And all who abide it, whether on this land or any other land, will be mine and I will watch over them and protect them in the day of harvest, and gather them in as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings. I will number you among the remnant of Jacob, no longer outcasts, and you will inherit the promises of Israel. You shall be my people and I will be your God and the sword will not devour you. And unto those who will receive will more be given until they know the mysteries of God in full (A&C, p. 7).May there be any faithful found among us at the end of all this.