Brethren and Sistren:
The following words contained within our holy scriptures are recorded in the Sixth Chapter of THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO SAINT JOHN:
And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God."
For the best effect, please be sure and enjoy watching, in "FULL SCREEN" mode, this video recording of the official United States Army documentary, "THE BRIDGE".
That video recording of the official United States Army documentary, "THE BRIDGE", was posted at the YOU TUBE web site on Sunday 10 February 2013 by the NUCLEAR VAULT channel.
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As I type this message, I struggle to find the right words to express the terrible spiritual trials raging so deep within my sad and heavy heart.
In that video recording of the official United States Army documentary, "THE BRIDGE", we are reminded of how closely allied were the United States Army and the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the entire history of our United States of America.
I was born and raised in these United States of America, publicly swore a sacred, solemn oath before Almighty God to protect, uphold, and defend our divinely inspired Constitution of the United States of America, and honorably served in my beloved United States Army.
I am a convert in The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints, often referred to as the so-called "Mormon" church.
However - - - ,
The United States of America that we currently reside in does not resemble the United States of America that I grew up in.
Similarly, the current computerized and "politically correct" global organization of The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints does not resemble The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints that I was baptized a member of.
We frequently hear it argued that there must always be a separation, or clear distinction, between church and state.
While that principle may hold true (and, in reality, it probably doesn't) when discussing or comparing other faiths and other nations, I do not see how there can be such a similar separation between our United States of America and my chosen faith, The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints, nor even the State of Israel, as the history and ultimate destiny of all three entities are combined into one common cause and/or purpose.
Clearly, it is evident that the prophecy of Isaiah has indeed come to pass in our day, which says,
"Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!"
And HERE, with the following words, is why I'm struggling with such strenuous difficulty to properly compose this message:
Several months ago (or possibly longer, for I've lost track of time), the leaders of my chosen faith, The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints, were publicly embarrassed when a young missionary was arrested at an airport for being an illegal alien.
As a result, it was learned that for the past FIFTEEN (15) YEARS (!), it has been the official policy of my chosen faith, The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints, to aid and abet the criminals who are destroying our national economy by being illegally in our United States of America, and as a consequence, furthering their criminal enterprise by various fraud and deceptions.
How can anyone possibly justify such conduct, which is tantamount to outright treason against our United States of America?
Why, in a time of war, would tithes and offerings freely donated to The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints be given to Islamic Charities, knowing that a portion of those gifts will, in turn, be given to Islamic military organizations which are currently engaged in armed conflict against troops of our United States of America and/or the State of Israel?
We call that, "giving aid and comfort to the enemy during time of war."
Some time ago (and I admit I've lost track of time), I watched aghast as video was broadcast from Salt Lake City, Utah of an officially designated representative from the headquarters of The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints reading a prepared statement endorsing support of a new Salt Lake County ordinance prohibiting discrimination against homosexuals in housing and/or employment.
In my personal opinion, it is morally wrong for any entity, whether church or state, to use their position to compel citizens to transact business with anyone whom they do not wish to deal with, regardless of the reason.
In other words, I do not think it is wrong to be prejudiced, biased, or bigoted due to race, sex, religion, lifestyle, or for whatever reason, and subsequent acts of discrimination are a personal choice which should not be interfered with by either church or state.
As I understand it, the leadership of my chosen faith, The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints, have officially prohibited firearms on Church property, despite the murders and other violent crimes which have occurred there.
This is in direct violation of a commandment given by our own dear Lord and Saviour, Jesus, who is the Christ, as recorded in LUKE 22: 36,
"Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one."
Again, it is my personal opinion that it is satanic and morally reprehensible for anyone, whether church or state, to use (or misuse) their power and/or authority to force anyone to become helpless, unarmed prey in our currently violent world.
I regard it as a civic responsibility, a Christian duty, and a priesthood obligation for every man to be always armed, and thus, properly prepared to be their brother's keeper and a good neighbor who can be relied on in a life and death moment of crisis.
The worst offense of all is the use of "politically correct" language and terminology in official publications of my chosen faith, The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints, such as, "gender", "gay", "African American", and/or "Native American".
It is so serious an offence, that were I not already blessed to be a member of The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints, it is possible that I would never consent to baptism in today's environment.
I suspect that the current application of "political correctness" in The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints is a result of the huge multitude of professional, career Church employees in the humongous computerized bureaucracy of the Church, and that the majority of those employees are products of indoctrination by government propaganda within the public school system.
Do they not realize what "political correctness" is, where it originated, and what its purpose is?
Why don't the leaders of my chosen faith, The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints counsel the membership to immediately withdraw their children from the public school system?
There are also other glaringly ominous inconsistencies within my chosen faith, The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints, which I cannot address within this forum due to the sacred nature of those topics.
I admit that I am not a particularly righteous individual, although I do continue to make my feeble attempts at living the type of life which our own dear Lord and Saviour, Jesus, who is the Christ, counsels us so to do.
I also admit that I'm not highly educated, nor do I demonstrate any unusual intelligence beyond that of any other mortal being.
So, I am thoroughly mystified that my chosen faith, The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints, appears to be officially conforming to the contemporary wicked, perverse, and deviant policies of our contemporary United States of America, a nation and people who have blatantly and utterly condemned themselves by rejecting the God of this land, who is Jesus, the Christ.
Is it because my chosen faith, The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints is desperately attempting to preserve its tax exempt status?
Is it because my chosen faith, The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints desires to continue relishing its currently fashionable popularity and financial opulence?
Thus, as my personal faith is ever more frequently being sorely tested by pronouncements and policies originating and emanating from the headquarters of The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City, Utah, I find I must rely on the example of steadfast loyalty portrayed by the apostle, Simon Peter, as set forth in JOHN 6:66-69.
But, oh, how I wish that I could understand what is going on within MY church, and MY country!
John Robert Mallernee
Armed Forces Retirement Home
1800 Beach Drive, Unit 311
Gulfport, Mississippi 39507
Armed Forces Retirement Home
1800 Beach Drive, Unit 311
Gulfport, Mississippi 39507