Considering all the changes that have taken place, it would be interesting to speculate on what will take place in the near future.
How about LDS acadamy schools to protect our youth and educate them with like minded peers?
Or expanding the PEF to include all members?
I agree — tensions can and do arise. And you are right that culturally we are in the midst of a period where bureaucracy/authority is sometimes overpowering/drowning personal revelation. I think it is high time the trend started reversing, personally. I believe that over reliance on authority (and neglect of personal revelation) has led to spiritual and revelatory atrophy among many of the saints.
I think this disharmony that occasionally arises between the two as you describe is what drives many of the best posts and discussions in the bloggernacle.]]>
I agree, RT. And in fact, we may eventually learn that revelation and authority are basically the whole story.
I mean the primitive church was changing all the time too (think of the revelation Peter received about preaching to the gentiles for example). I think that the rock Jesus talked to Peter about really was the rock of current revelation (at every level of the church). That is the rock upon which the true is always founded in all ages.]]>
However the canning program and the like are still going great guns here in Utah.
I’d also caution about the law of adoption. I don’t agree with RT in the least that we don’t follow it any more. Rather, we only follow it with respect to mortal adoptions. But the grafting of adoption seems primarily to necessitate knowledge that we don’t have right now and that likely can’t be had convincingly until the Millennium.]]>