Monday, March 26, 2018

Nothing Has Changed

Let us review the Lord's assignment to the people in the A&C pertaining to the G&S.

1. You [the covenant participants] are not excused from writing [without specifying any method] a [single] statement of principles [rules of behavior that you do not ever break] that I have required [commanded] at your hands.

2. I forbade my servant David [Denver Snuffer] from participating, and again forbid him.

3. But I require a [single] statement of principles to be adopted [accepted] by the mutual agreement [universal 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.

4. When [at such time as] you have an agreed statement of principles [a single statement of principles which none of the covenant participants choose to dispute] I require it [the single statement of principles no covenant participant chooses to dispute] to also be added [as a replacement for LDS D&C 20] as a guide [that which directs behavior] and standard [that by which behavior is judged] for my people to follow [to conform their behavior to].

5. Remember there are others who know nothing, as yet, of my work now underway, and therefore the guide and standard is to bless [bring the Holy Ghost to], benefit [do good to] and inform [teach what is required to receive the Holy Ghost to] them—so I command you to be wise in word and kind in deed as you write what I require of you.

At Phoenix, it was demonstrated publicly that the adoption of the majority-preferred statement of principles was disputed. The Lord's requirement is not fulfilled by adding a disputed statement of principles as a replacement for LDS D&C 20. The Lord's requirement is rejected and left undone instead.

Therefore, the true state of affairs of this people pertaining to the Lord's requirement that a statement of principles be adopted by the mutual agreement of this people is this:

1. There is nothing in the A&C restricting me from selecting my own G&S.
2. There is nothing in the A&C restricting me from disputing the adoption of any other G&S proposals.
3. There is nothing in the law and commandments of God restricting me from selecting the law and commandments of God as my G&S.
4. There is nothing in the law and commandments of God restricting me from disputing the adoption of any other G&S proposals.
5. I have made a choice of G&S proposals that I will agree to for this assignment and it is The Rock of Jesus Christ.
6. I have made a choice to dispute the adoption of every single other G&S document past, present, and future.
7. Therefore, if the body actually and truly does want to be the Lord's people indeed, they will each individually accept and do as the Lord has required of them and adopt The Rock of Jesus Christ.
8. Failure to accept and do as the Lord has required occurs when any other proposed G&S is placed in the scriptures.

The task has been simplified down to where in order to succeed at this assignment all the body has to do is place The Rock of Jesus Christ in the scriptures after any who dispute its adoption shall have ceased their disputations. Any other action taken by the body is failure.

Failing to verbally dispute a proposal does not necessarily mean that one is not disputing that proposal. One may dispute a proposed G&S by adding a disputed G&S to their scriptures. The placement of disputed documents in the scriptures, feigning to have accepted and done as the Lord requires while in reality rejecting his requirement and leaving it undone, must also cease.

It is not accurate to say that I am attempting to control the body. It is accurate to say I reject the rule and ministry of the unrighteous (A&C p. 8) and corrupt (A&C p. 3) majority, and I will not agree to curse, harm, and misinform those who as yet know nothing concerning the Lord's work now underway by failing to dispute their preferred G&S. I reject the rule of men for the rule of my Lord, Jesus Christ.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Mutual Agreement Re-Revisited

To make the issue of mutual agreement understandable, imagine the following scenario.

The Lord comes to Adam and Eve, a married couple, and tells them, "I require you two to choose a restaurant by mutual agreement and order dinner there. The restaurant should serve only healthful and nutritious food. If you fulfill these conditions, I will pay for your meals, and I will not pay otherwise. The dinner is for you to eat."

Adam ponders a bit. He thinks to himself that he and Eve don't often agree on much, and asks the Lord, "What do you mean by 'mutual agreement'?"

The Lord says, "As between one another you choose not to dispute."

Adam is still confused. He asks himself - isn't disputation always a sin? If so, isn't the Lord really saying no choice of restaurant should be disputed, and, if so, that the first one to select any restaurant picks for the both of them? But Adam doesn't ask the Lord to explain further.

Eve understands. Adam and Eve must be mutually agreed, which means unanimous, upon their choice of restaurant. If either she or Adam chooses to dispute going to a particular restaurant, then they both know they are not mutually agreed upon that restaurant and shouldn't go there. Eve also understands that there aren't very many restaurants that serve only healthful and nutritious food. There might be only one restaurant that fulfills the Lord's condition. Since Eve is the family cook, by long experience and study she knows what foods are healthful and nutritious.

Adam decides that what matters most to him is who has the control in his and Eve's relationship, and he decides that person will be him. Because of that decision, he further decides that what the Lord means is that he and Eve shouldn't dispute. Adam thinks that as long he chooses not to dispute with Eve, then he is mutually agreeing and the Lord will pay for the meal and any disagreement from Eve will have no effect. Adam figures if food tastes good, it must be healthy and nutritious, so he can pick any restaurant he wants. Adam picks his favorite restaurant, where they serve lots of deep-fried comfort foods.

Eve disputes Adam's choice of restaurants, and tries to reason with Adam, who grows angry with her. When Eve tells him his choice of restaurant serves unhealthful and non-nutritious foods, he does not believe her. When Eve tries to explain calories and vitamins and minerals and protein and fat and carbohydrates to Adam, he thinks she's trying to deceive him so she can take control.

Eve chooses a restaurant that she knows only serves healthful and nutritious foods, and asks Adam if he will accept her choice and enjoy the Lord's meal there. Adam chooses not to dispute Eve's choice in words, and instead utterly rejects her choice by his actions. Adam sharply chastises Eve for disputing, and then ignores her as he leaves to go to his favorite restaurant alone, where he orders all his favorite foods.

Question: Does the Lord pay for Adam's meal?

Question: Assuming Adam's attitude towards Eve doesn't change for the better, are Adam and Eve likely to succeed in future assignments from the Lord requiring mutual agreement?

Why Do You Call Me Lord and Do Not Do What I Say?

"Do you indeed desire to be my people? Then accept and do as I have required."

Let us consider another commandment of the Lord Jesus Christ: "Give to every man that asks you to, and do not ask for your stuff back from anyone who takes it" (Luke 6:30).

If you have been baptized, by that act you proclaimed to the world and to heaven that you are a servant of God. You demonstrated that you were willing - meaning wanting - to do what he commanded. You announced to everyone that you would give to every man that asks you to, and that you wouldn't ask for your stuff back from anyone who takes it.

To be a servant of God it is only necessary to accept and do as he commands. Likewise, to be the people of God, it is only necessary to accept and do as he requires.

And God is testing you to see if you indeed do desire to be his servant with every beggar on the street you come into contact with - do you give, or do you instead judge the beggar in his petition and withhold?

You can spend your time futilely trying to justify yourself in breaking God's commandment by judging the motives of the beggars on the street, or you can simply leave judgement up to God and give as he has commanded you. After all, when you judge the beggar and wihhold from him, it is not really the beggar you have judged, but God - you have judged his commandment evil.

So it is with this. If you will not accept and do as he has required, though you may justify yourself before men for defrauding the Lord by accusing me, it is not me you are accusing, but the Lord.

Adopting The Rock of Jesus Christ would be a light thing indeed for a people who wanted to do what it contains.

Jared Livesey

An Open Conspiracy to Defraud the Lord

The organizers of the Phoenix conference this month have apparently chosen to give place to an effort to defraud the Lord by delivering to him a guide and standard adopted not by mutual agreement as he requires, but instead agreed upon by majority vote. The scripture committee has publicly agreed to add any document arising from the upcoming vote to the scriptures as the guide and standard. The scripture committee and the organizers of the Phoenix conference have agreed to do these things at the request of some who are unwilling to accept and do as the Lord requires, believing it to be impossible.  Thus these groups have formed an open conspiracy with the publicly stated goal of defrauding the Lord.

The success of this open conspiracy to defraud the Lord shall ensure that the people who have entered into the covenant offered through Denver Snuffer cannot accomplish future tasks that will be required of them by the Lord as a body.  Since salvation requires doing all things whatsoever the Lord commands, the success of this conspiracy shall inevitably result in the destruction of the covenant body.  Some of us, if not the vast majority of us, shall not be saved.

It is written in the Book of Mormon that the Gentiles shall be trodden under foot of men.  It may take some time for this destruction to occur.  After the Jews rejected the Sermon on the Mount and crucified Jesus, it took roughly forty years for the Lord to send the Romans against the Jews, treading them underfoot as salt that had lost its flavor.  But it happened.  After the Nephites rejected the Sermon at Bountiful, the Lord sent the Lamanites against them, treading them underfoot as salt that had lost its flavor.  Being cast out and trodden underfoot as salt that has lost its flavor is the covenant curse contained within the Sermon.

When you covenant with the Lord, you agree to the penalties for defrauding him.

If you wish to act as good salt, a preserver and savior of men, here is information that you may find useful.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

The Role of Prophets in the Doctrine of Christ

In Judea, Christ preached the Sermon on the Mount, and baptized those who believed on his words and repented of their sins, who were then to keep the commandments of the Sermon until the end. He sent forth his disciples to testify of him, preach the Sermon, and baptize those who believed on their words and repented of their sins, who were then to keep the commandments of the Sermon until the end. The so-called great commission he gave the apostles was this:
Matthew 28:19-20
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
"All things whatsoever I have commanded you" was, of course, the Sermon.

To his twelve disciples among the Nephites, Jesus said this:
3 Nephi 11:22, 41
Verily I say unto you, that whoso repenteth of his sins through your words, and desireth to be baptized in my name, on this wise shall ye baptize them—Behold, ye shall go down and stand in the water, and in my name shall ye baptize them.
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Therefore, go forth unto this people, and declare the words which I have spoken, unto the ends of the earth.
That was their entire role in the doctrine of Christ: to declare the words which Jesus had spoken, and baptize those who believed on their words and repented of their sins.
3 Nephi 12:1-2
Jesus ... stretched forth his hand unto the multitude, and cried unto them, saying: Blessed are ye if ye shall give heed unto the words of these twelve whom I have chosen from among you to minister unto you, and to be your servants; and unto them I have given power that they may baptize you with water; and after that ye are baptized with water, behold, I will baptize you with fire and with the Holy Ghost; therefore blessed are ye if ye shall believe in me and be baptized, after that ye have seen me and know that I am.
And again, more blessed are they who shall believe in your words because that ye shall testify that ye have seen me, and that ye know that I am. Yea, blessed are they who shall believe in your words, and come down into the depths of humility and be baptized, for they shall be visited with fire and with the Holy Ghost, and shall receive a remission of their sins.
The multitude who heard these twelve repeat the words of Christ, believed on their words, repented, and were baptized, were likewise commanded to testify of Christ. Those who received the testimony of the multitude, believed on their words, repented, and were baptized would be blessed. Neither the disciples nor the multitude were commanded to perform leadership roles, neither was the multitude commanded to point others to the disciples for leadership.

And again, within the Sermon, Christ said to his disciples:
3 Nephi 14:25
And now it came to pass that when Jesus had spoken these words he looked upon the twelve whom he had chosen, and said unto them: Remember the words which I have spoken. For behold, ye are they whom I have chosen to minister unto this people.
These were the words the disciples were to minister and the words which the people would be blessed by heeding:
3 Nephi 19:7-8
[T]he disciples ... ministered those same words which Jesus had spoken—nothing varying from the words which Jesus had spoken[.]
What was the effect of heeding those words?
4 Nephi 1:1-3, 12
And it came to pass that the thirty and fourth year passed away, and also the thirty and fifth, and behold the disciples of Jesus had formed a church of Christ in all the lands round about. And as many as did come unto them, and did truly repent of their sins, were baptized in the name of Jesus; and they did also receive the Holy Ghost.
[T]here were no contentions and disputations among them, and every man did deal justly one with another.
And they had all things common among them; therefore there were not rich and poor, bond and free, but they were all made free, and partakers of the heavenly gift.
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And they did not walk any more after the performances and ordinances of the law of Moses; but they did walk after the commandments which they had received from their Lord and their God, continuing in fasting and prayer, and in meeting together oft both to pray and to hear the word of the Lord.
The role of the disciples in the doctrine of Christ was solely to testify that Christ is, to repeat his words, and to baptize. Those who believed their testimony, repented of all their sins, and were baptized were then to keep Christ's commandments - the Sermon on the Mount - until the end, looking to Christ alone.
3 Nephi 15:9-10
Behold, I am the law, and the light. Look unto me, and endure to the end, and ye shall live; for unto him that endureth to the end will I give eternal life.
Behold, I have given unto you the commandments; therefore keep my commandments. And this is the law and the prophets, for they truly testified of me.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Awake and Arise!

When I entered the covenant offered through Denver Snuffer, I did not know whether the words of the A&C were from Jesus Christ. I had read the A&C through thrice, prayed over it, and analyzed the content through the standard of judgement given in Moroni 7, yet I still did not know the words were from Jesus Christ. The Lord did not attest the covenant to me.

Up to the time of the administration of the covenant where we were asked to stand and say "yes," I was still wavering, questioning to myself if I actually knew the words were from Jesus Christ. When the moment came, I figured if I were wrong, the Lord would stop me. Though I was unsure, I trusted in the credibility or reliability of Denver Snuffer and accepted the covenant as if it came from God in the absence of knowledge and surety from Heaven.

The Lord did not stop me. My chest swelled uncomfortably with the spirit of pride upon saying "yes," which I recognized was a bad thing, for charity, as it is written, is not puffed up. That was the first sign I had made a mistake. And I found out that night, to my sorrow and grief and mourning, that the covenant had been a test of integrity and I had failed.

The Lord does not lie, neither does he vary from anything he says. Though he is merciful, he is not a flexible God, but an unchangeable being. "Thus saith the Lord; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man[.]"

And I found out to my horror what the Lord meant by "cursed be the man that trusteth in man." By saying "yes" to the covenant, thereby saying I knew the words Denver Snuffer put forth were from the Lord when I did not, in fact, know those words to be from the Lord, I broke a commandment and trusted in men. The Lord had therefore cut me off from his presence, leaving me to be led by the Holy Ghost.

When I discovered the consequences of what I had done, I tried to repent immediately by publicly confessing on my blog that I had assented to the covenant despite not knowing the words of the A&C were from Jesus Christ. Afterwards, I fasted and prayed and was baptized again, confessing my sin, in the hopes that the Lord might receive me again into his presence. The curse of the Lord is not got rid of so easily.

I realized that since I had entered the covenant legally, and since there is no honorable exit from it on the text as it stands, the only honorable course of action would be to execute all of the covenant, to the letter, as it is written. This included participating in the Guide and Standard efforts.

The Lord's request and requirements concerning the Guide and Standard are clear, and there is only one answer that fulfills his criteria, and that answer is his gospel: his law and commandments. The diligent execution of Jesus's law and commandments as they are written, trusting in him alone, is how we come into his presence, and no man can be saved except he does those exact things. Thus The Rock of Jesus Christ: A Statement of Our Principles offers the words that Jesus gave by his own mouth as his guide and standard for any who would follow him alone and walk in his ways.

In conformity with the Lord's requests, requirements, law, and commandments, I have formally disputed the adoption of any other document than The Rock of Jesus Christ as the Guide and Standard. This solved the Guide and Standard problem, for if the Lord's requirement and criteria are executed as written in the A&C by this people, The Rock of Jesus Christ shall inevitably be published.

Now, all that is required of this people to succeed at the task of adopting a guide and standard by mutual agreement in righteousness is that they not defraud the Lord by placing another document in the scriptures as a Guide and Standard.

My primary error in entering the covenant was to take words from a man as though they were from the Lord, relying upon the man's trustworthiness, connection with heaven, and service to the Lord above my own. The way we repent from trusting men is to completely stop looking to men for the words of the Lord and instead rely solely upon the word of God received by the power of the Holy Ghost to ourselves while keeping all the commandments of Jesus Christ as they are written.

The way that this test has been set up by the Lord is that failure to dispute the adoption of a document is to agree to it, knowing it is for us to follow. If you fail to dispute the adoption of a guide and standard document, then you agree to it and you agree for us to follow it. If that guide and standard consists of the words of men, regardless of whether they be true or false, and you fail to dispute it, then you agree for us to trust in and follow men and be cursed by the Lord, severed from his presence and bound by the chains of hell.

If you, like me, trusted in a man and acted upon that trust by entering the covenant, then you and I have an opportunity to repent of this trust and follow Jesus Christ alone by disputing the adoption of any guide and standard consisting of the words of men, and take the words of Jesus Christ alone for our guide and standard.

The Lottery document is an example of a guide and standard consisting of the words of men. To follow the Lottery document one must trust Denver Snuffer, who is a man. The Lord curses men for trusting men.

Right now, and at the conference at Phoenix, and until and unless this people chooses to defraud the Lord by placing another guide and standard in the scriptures, if you do not publicly dispute the adoption of a guide and standard which consists of the words of men, such as the Lottery document, then you agree to us following men instead of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Any of us who wish to no more be led by men, even prophets, but instead by Christ alone, must publicly dispute the adoption of any guide and standard document which offers the words of men as a guide and standard. We must publicly dispute their adoption in favor of adopting the doctrine, law, and commandments of our Lord Jesus Christ as our guide and standard. And we must actually do what our Lord has commanded.

We must awaken from our deep sleep, even the sleep of hell, and shake off the chains of the leadership of men. We must rise up and stand forth and be known as followers of Jesus Christ and not followers of men, and show our repentance by boldly disputing the attempts to bind this whole people down with the chains of hell.

"Behold, I am the law, and the light. Look unto me, and endure to the end, and ye shall live; for unto him that endureth to the end will I give eternal life."

Jared Livesey

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Solution to the Guide and Standard Conflict

The guide and standard conflict has been solved.

1. I shall not yield on the adoption of The Rock of Jesus Christ.
2. I shall and do dispute the adoption of any other guide and standard document.
3. You have no power to exclude me from the body of covenant participants.
4. If the people abide the Lord's requirement that the guide and standard be adopted by mutual agreement, then The Rock of Jesus Christ shall be adopted.

If any choose to dispute the adoption of The Rock of Jesus Christ: A Statement of Our Principles as the guide and standard, then we will wait until such disputations cease.

The guide and standard test is simple: do you indeed desire to be the Lord's people? Then accept and do as he has required.

This makes it possible to fulfill the Lord's requirement in righteousness.

Jared Livesey