Sacred Matters

As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I would like to say a word about the article, “Mormon Church Attacks Wikileaks,”  posted on DailyTech.

Yes, the Church actively seeks to retain control of documents such as instructions to church leaders (bishops, stake presidents, etc).  No, we do not post the details of our temple ceremonies to the Wikipedia.

Why?  We invite all to worship with us.  We invite all to learn of Christ and come unto him.  Why then do we restrict access to such information?  These documents are sacred.

“Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.” (Matt 7:6)

The scripture that has helped me the most to understand this principle is found in the Book of Alma:

And now Alma began to expound these things unto him, saying: It is given unto many to know the mysteries of God; nevertheless they are laid under a strict command that they shall not impart only according to the portion of his word which he doth grant unto the children of men, according to the heed and diligence which they give unto him. (Alma 12:9)

God wishes to share His knowledge with all His children.  However, like any wise father, He does not give us more than we are ready for.  As we obey His commandments, he will lead us in the light back home to Him.

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One comment on “Sacred Matters

  1. Drive By Commenter says:

    “Why then do we restrict access to such information? These documents are sacred.”

    Dude. Sacred? REALLY? I’m active LDS and I KNOW better. The documents are NOT considered sacred, they just don’t want people criticizing leader who don’t read the CHI thoroughly enough.

    I really wish we wouldn’t throw “sacred” around so much, after a while its easy to transpose and come out “scared”.

    Keep on blogging Bro. Carroll!

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