“God, the Eternal Creator, weeps for the poor, displaced, mistreated, and diseased of the world because of their unnecessary suffering. Such conditions are not God’s will. Open your ears to hear the pleading of mothers and fathers in all nations who desperately seek a future of hope for their children. Do not turn away from them. For in their welfare resides your welfare.” —Community of Christ Doctrine and Covenants 163:4a Fear has no place in worship, and only succeeds in…
Kaf Hei Tav is the eighth name of God. It is a meditation and mantra for defusing negative energy and stress. On a personal level this can be used for cleaning, or renewal. When used as a Priesthood ordnance, it may be used for comprot, cleansing and exorcisms. It draws on the purifying Light of Christ to cleans, restore, and refresh.
Dr. Michelle G. Wiener has written an excellent paper on the temple and unity. As her paper points out, the four traditional methods of unifying the Saints, “(1) Faith and Order, (2) Life and Work, (3) Common missionary efforts, and (4) A renewed commitment to theological education,” historically fall flat repeatedly.
“When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.” -Hosea 11:1 The greatest example was and is Jesus Christ. In the New Testament, when children were brought to Him to be blessed, his disciples try to turn the children away. The Savior rebukes them telling them saying: “Permit the little children and forbid them not to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 19: 14).
The influence of the reformation is over. Spiritual decline has essentially run its course. The power and pull of traditional denominational sectarianism is declining, if not dead. The woman (sectarianism) has leavened the entire meal (Church). And the Church has transitioned into a post-reformation period. I’m referring to our present situation.