Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Massive Iron Gate

"if we stop asking questions, stop thinking, stop pondering, we can thwart the revelations of the Spirit. Remember, it was the questions young Joseph asked that opened the door for the restoration of all things. We can block the growth and knowledge our Heavenly Father intends for us. How often has the Holy Spirit tried to tell us something we needed to know but couldn’t get past the massive iron gate of what we thought we already knew?"
- Dieter F Uchtdorf 2012 Leadership Training

David Ransom: At present women are not allowed to be priests in your Church...Is it possible that the rules could change in the future..?

Gordon B. Hinckley: He could change them yes...But there's no agitation for that. We don't find it.
-Interview 11/9/1997

"I am fearful they [mormons] settle down in a state of blind self-security, trusting their eternal destiny in the hands of their leaders with a reckless confidence that in itself would thwart the purposes of God in their salvation, and weaken the influence they could give to their leaders, did they know for themselves, by the revelations of Jesus, that they are led in the right way."
- Brigham Young 1862 General Conference (quoted again in General Conference by Ezra Taft Benson in 1963 and James E Faust in 1989)

So Prophets have told us that if we blindly trust them to guide us that we'll weaken the influence we could give them. They've told us that God could decide to grant priesthood to women, but they see no agitation for it, that we don't want it. We've also been told that if we don't ask the questions, God can't reveal the answers. Does anyone have any questions?