Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The Way Mutual Agreement Works

In a request for "clarification" on what he meant by "mutual agreement," the Lord said: "As between one another, you choose to not dispute."  If there are no dissenting voices, then we are mutually agreed to a proposition.  The only "votes" that matter are the dissenters', if there are any.

This simplifies the matter of determining when we as a body are mutually agreed: when nobody publicly dissents.  Silence is assent with this "clarification" from the Lord.  We need not track down every covenant participant to poll them for their agreement; all those who care are already participating.

However, the majority faction decided this meant that they could feign that the body had mutual agreement to the majority proposal so long as the majority declines to speak with the dissenters.

In reality, if you choose not to dispute adopting a proposal, such as The Rock of Jesus Christ: A Statement of Our Principles, you signify your agreement with it.

In other words, mutual agreement works exactly the opposite of the way the majority faction purports to understand it.  When the majority faction gives the silent treatment to the dissenters, they are agreeing with the dissenters' position, which then carries the dissenters' proposal, which in my case is the adoption of The Rock of Jesus Christ, which is the gospel of Jesus Christ, as our sole written guide and standard.

If you abide the Lord's requirements, you shall not get the G&S you want, but you shall get the G&S you need, and the body may be saved.

If you do not abide the Lord's requirements, you shall get the G&S you want, but you shall not get the G&S you need, and the body cannot be saved.

If you do choose to dispute the adoption of The Rock of Jesus Christ, then come, humble yourselves and discuss openly and publicly as equals, as befits the covenant people of God, at a neutral forum provided for this purpose: http://remnantofjacobforum.com/viewforum.php?f=37  Make your reasoning and your name known to the body.  For surely the covenant people of the Lord must have a strong reason to reject the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ as our written guide and standard.

Thus far, there has been no consistent dissent against adopting The Rock of Jesus Christ.

If you choose not to dispute the adoption of The Rock of Jesus Christ: A Statement of Our Principles as our written guide and standard, then publish it in the scriptures and let us move on to other tasks the Lord may lay upon us.

Jared Livesey