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Despite LDS Church No Longer Deeming Homosexual Married Couples Apostate, Claim They Still Suffer the “Rejection of God”

Pulpit & Pen reported last week that the LDS Church Says LGBT Mormons Are No Longer ‘Apostate.’

In a major change that came a week ago, the LDS headquarters announced that God again had changed his mind on an important social issue. Although the Mormons had banned people in ‘gay marriages’ as “apostates,” they reversed that decision on April 4.

Gay married Mormons and their family can now participate fully in the church’s religious practices:

Most drastically, dropping the ‘apostate’ label on gay Mormons will allow their children to be baptized and ‘blessed’ prior to their adulthood.

Although prior to the official decision by the LDS hierarchy, many lay leaders did not deny gay couples access to the church rituals such as baptism of their children.

Despite both the allowances made by lay leaders and the historical change giving their children access to the same religious rituals as heterosexual married couples, homosexual couples angrily claim they’re suffering. Suffering pain, personal anguish, unbearable hurt, and emotional agony.

What do they claim is at the heart of all their suffering? The past exclusion of the LDS church of the homosexual and not allowed full inclusion as of those who are heterosexual.

Regardless of the long sought changes which included the church dropping the label “apostate,” homosexual married couples still feel rejected by God.

What they don’t realize is that their feelings of suffering the rejection of God are related to the false god they worship, and the doctrines and practices of LDS church. Eventually, the hierarchy of the LDS church, since they believe in continuance of revelatory interpretations of scripture, could decide to accept homosexuality:

First Counselor, Second Counselor, and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. All Scriptural interpretation, doctrinal belief, and theological interpretation is therefore subjected to changing human interpretation.

Their suffering will continue regardless of full inclusion for homosexuals in the LDS Church because their sufferings are selfish and vain.

It is the false god they worship and their rejection of the only true and living God. They demonstrate their rejection through their active and continued suppression of the truth that they stand condemned before God. Because of their choice to worship a god of their vain imaginations their selfish-suffering will continue as they stand before the true God condemned in their sin.

As scripture states:

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world,[g] in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. 21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.
24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, 25 because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.
26 For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; 27 and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.
28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. 29 They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. 32 Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.

~ Romans 18-32

Their only hope lies not in the false “Christian” church of the Latter Day Saints, it lies only in the gospel of Jesus Christ for it is the power of God unto salvation.

The gospel of Jesus Christ

For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures

~ 1 Corinthians 15:3-4