"Therefore it is given to abide in you; the record of heaven; the Comforter; the peaceable things of immortal glory; the truth of all things; that which quickeneth all things, which maketh alive all things; that which knoweth all things, and hath all power according to wisdom, mercy, truth, justice, and judgment." (Moses 6:61)
"Joseph also said that the Holy Ghost is now in a state of Probation which if he should perform in righteousness he may pass through the same or a similar course of things that the Son has." (Joseph Smith, August 27 1843, Words of Joseph Smith, p. 245)
"The mind or intelligence which man possesses is co-equal with God himself." (Joseph Smith, TPJS p. 353)
Article on Teresa Carey's blog: Wedding Cancellation
For anyone who was planning on attending my wedding this sat 11the, I'm sorry to say that it won't be going ahead. Scott and I love each other and were looking forward to our big day, but just 7 days before we were to declare our vows to one another, the Curate tells us that we MUST vow to love one another until death us do part and that this is in accordance with God's law, but when we first met, I made it clear that we would never vow to love each other until death, no,no, the vow we would make would be to Love each other for Eternity. There was no problem raised at that time. What's worse, is that we would HAVE to say that it was in accordance to Gods Holy Law, and we KNOW that that is not True.
I testify to everyone who cares to listen that many years ago Scott and myself found ourselves blessed by being taken in spirit together to be in the presence of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Face to face. Through the Fire in His eyes, we saw God our Father and it was made known to us with total and complete certainty of Truth that they were One in the same, that they have always been, and will always be, and never was there a time when this was not so. Being in the presence of God through Jesus declared to us that God is indeed Love. He is limitless undying Love that can never cease to be and in all that beauty, mercy and Love He revealed to us both that we have been bound together as one, in His love always. And that in fact, we are ALL bound together as one in His Love for all Eternity. Never to cease.
His Holy Law was upon us for a only a brief moment, but that moment carried with it the knowledge and experience of Eternity at One with the Author and Creator of Heaven and Earth and everything within it.
WE WERE BLOWN AWAY
Needless to say, that moment changed us both forever and will continue changing us right up until we make our way back home to Him in heaven.
To vow to love and cherish each other until death us do part does not come from God and is not a part of His Holy Law of Eternal Love because it comes to an end at the point of death and we know from God Himself that death has been defeated by Jesus giving His own life and then rising on the third day. All the Power and Authority He has over everything, He gives to us. He gives us ALL that same Authority and Power that is in him because of the greatness of His Love for us.
There is no way, that after having received such a glorious gift from Him, that either of us could or would ever stand before all our family and friends, the Curate, and the church of England, and make a vow that we know to be untrue. A lie, that is. And the plain Truth is, is that ALL lies can and will be traced back to the father of all lies, that forked tongued deceiver called Satan.
His language is different to God's. It is always contradictory to God's, and because God put His Word; His language in our hearts, even two seemingly insignificant small lines within the whole marriage ceremony that belong to Satan and not God stick out a million miles and can't be missed nor can they be ignored. They don't belong.
BUT...the church of England insist that we make those vows or they refuse to marry us. Even though they are not the ones entering into the vows! Vows are made by the couple that love each other as a declaration of that Love in the presence of God. There is no reason for the church to be so insistent on vows that they are not even making. Then again why would you be the church of a country when you could be the Church of God through Jesus Christ? That is what it's all about, after all. There will always come a point when a decision has to be made, on which path to walk. Will they bow down before the church of England ran by corruptible men, or will they submit themselves to the church of Christ that is as One and ran by incorruptible God?
It's blindingly obvious which path is Truth and leads all who are on it back home to be with the Father, and the one which leads all down a dead end road to nowhere.
I'm sorry that Emmanuel Church decided to hold on to the words of Satan when they could have followed the Words of Jesus.
They say there are a Christian church and yet even when I said to them if you won't do a marriage ceremony, will you instead do a simple church service celebrating the Love between two people who just happen to be born again Christians, so that in doing so, all our guests and loved ones could still meet at the church, get together and sing The Lord Of The Dance before moving on to the reception, causing far less upset and disappoint and confusion. No was their answer, because they say, it would be sending out the wrong message to all of our guests.
Again....the celebration of Love can never send out any wrong message, Love sends out only messages of good because all Love is Holy.
They say that it would undermine the value of marriage as though it wasn't needed.
The Truth is Love is greater than marriage. Jesus Himself tells us plainly over and over again that Love is the greatest of all commandments and if we are truly His disciples we must put Love above and before everything we do because in doing so all that we do will be made right by it.
Furthermore, I intended to and wanted to have a ceremony of marriage, but not at the cost of removing Love (which is the very essence of the Spirit of God) from the place it belongs; FIRST.
Put Love first, then everything follows Divine Order. Naturally.
In Jesus Name we'll forever remain in Love, Peace, Truth and Light. Amen.
Teresa and Scott Carey
"There are two personages who constitute the great matchless, governing and supreme power over [p. 52] all things—by whom all things were created and made, that are created and made, whether visible or invisible: whether in heaven, on earth, or in the earth, under the earth, or throughout the immensity of space —They are the Father and the Son: The Father being a personage of spirit, glory and power: possessing all perfection and fulness: The Son, who was in the bosom of the Father, a personage of tabernacle, made, or fashioned like unto man, or being in the form and likeness of man, or, rather, man was formed after his likeness, and in his image;—he is also the express image and likeness of the personage of the Father: possessing all the fulness of the Father, or, the same fulness with the Father; being begotten of him, and was ordained from before the foundation of the world to be a propitiation for the sins of all those who should believe on his name, and is called the Son because of the flesh—and descended in suffering below that which man can suffer, or, in other words, suffered greater sufferings, and was exposed to more powerful contradictions than any man can be. But notwithstanding all this, he kept the law of God, and remained without sin: Showing thereby that it is in the power of man to keep the law and remain also without sin. And also, that by him a righteous judgment might come upon all flesh, and that all who walk not in the law of God, may justly be condemned by the law, and have no excuse for their sins. And he being the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth, and having overcome, received a fulness of the glory of the Father—possessing the same mind with the Father, which mind is the Holy Spirit, that bears record of the Father and the Son, and these three are one, or in other words, these three constitute the great, matchless, governing and supreme power over all things: by whom all things were created and made, that were created and made: and these three [p. 53] constitute the Godhead, and are one: The Father and the Son possessing the same mind, the same wisdom, glory, power and fulness: Filling all in all—the Son being filled with the fulness of the Mind, glory and power, or, in other words, the Spirit, glory and power of the Father—possessing all knowledge and glory, and the same kingdom: sitting at the right hand of power, in the express image and likeness of the Father—a Mediator for man—being filled with the fulness of the Mind of the Father, or, in other words, the Spirit of the Father: which Spirit is shed forth upon all who believe on his name and keep his commandments: and all those who keep his commandments shall grow up from grace to grace, and become heirs of the heavenly kingdom, and joint heirs with Jesus Christ; possessing the same mind, being trans formed into the same image or likeness, even the express image of him who fills all in all: being filled with the fulness of his glory, and become one in him, even as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are one." (Lectures on Faith, Lecture Fifth)
"The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s; the Son also; but the Holy Ghost has not a body of flesh and bones, but is a personage of Spirit. Were it not so, the Holy Ghost could not dwell in us." (D&C 130:6)
"...avoid all lightmindedness, loud laughter, evil speaking of the Lord's anointed."
From article: Concourses of Angles
The object of this mortal existence is to develop faith. We need adversity and a sense of isolation from God in order to develop the character necessary to be like God. There is a test underway. But it is conducted by a benign and friendly heavenly host, whose primary purpose is to develop in us a godly character and charity toward one another.
Men and women may see Christ in vision or in an appearance as a solitary personage. But no person has ever seen God the Father without also seeing a host of others. They are referred to in scriptures as a "heavenly host," or "numerous angels," or "concourses of angels." There is a reason that a company is always shown at the appearance of the Father. You should look into the matter. Within the answer lies a great truth about God the Father.
"The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you." (Luke 17:20-21)
"Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God." (Exodus 20:3-5)
"Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets." (Matthew 22:36-40)
"If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him." (James 1:5)
We are so busy judging and condemning ourselves that this could be a key to understanding the voices we hear.
"Our own participation in ordinances are vital to our own renewal, and the renewal of all creation through redemption of each individual soul." (3 Nephi 11:26)
"The Lord dresses you in plenty of ceremonial attire designed to convey symbols with meaning. But they are not an end, they are merely symbols. Six days of creation symbolized by six articles of clothing in the present temple rites. Each one of which can be associated with one of the days of creation. Therefore as you enter through the veil, it is as if the entirety of creation is redeemed in your person. You represent salvation for the entirety of creation. Because in you, should you be able to be rescued, creation itself continues." (Be of Good Cheer, Be of Good Courage)
From The Second Comforter:
For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Matt. 16: 24–26, emphasis added.) The trade-off is again put succinctly. If you want life, real life, alive in God, then you need to obey Him. Lose yourself, your pride, self-will and meaningless individuality in something much greater. Become connected to the Father by obedience to His ordained laws, and follow His commandments and find yourself growing in light, truth and intelligence.
From The Second Comforter, Chapter 10
The setting of God’s throne tells us we are looking at the pinnacle. This is the seat of power. We see here a throne setting. It is “surrounded” or in a middle. The point from which the compass draws a true circle must be fixed by the center point. God is that center point. It is in the middle. He is that fixed, central position from which all creation arises. “Surrounding” it are the “numberless concourses” of angels. That is, the center of the infinite is God. From Him all blessings flow. From Him all sustaining power and authority rises. The surrounding concourses, infinite in number, are all engaged in “singing and praising” Him. Here the ceremony is designed to communicate to the mind of Lehi (and in turn to our own minds) the notion of God’s central position and fixed center-point, from which glory proceeds and to which all praise and thanks should be returned. The setting and the information are ceremonial and symbolic. They tell us something. They try to teach us, with the setting and brief description of events, about higher things. They use simple words describing a ceremonial scene from heaven, to tell us something about sacred things from above. They can communicate powerful things to us, if we will let them. They teach us about God’s role in creation and His continuing, presiding position to which we, as well as heaven itself, turn for light and power.
"Lose yourself, your pride, self-will and meaningless individuality in something much greater." (The Second Comforter, ch. 9)
"'…and the brother of Jared fell down before the Lord, for he was struck with fear. And the Lord saw that the brother of Jared had fallen to the earth; and the Lord said unto him: Arise, why hast thou fallen? And he saith unto the Lord: I saw the finger of the Lord, and I feared lest he should smite me; for I knew not that the Lord had flesh and blood.' [It frightened him to realize that the God who controls all things had flesh and blood. This was a great secret that ought not get out, and now he knows it. Knowing it frightened him. He thought he was intruding into space he shouldn’t and he felt convicted that somehow, that was something he ought not know.]" (40 Years in Mormonism, Talk 8)