Monday, September 29, 2014

Nehemiah 7

(September 28, 2014)
                In this chapter, we read about a group of people who were unable to prove their bloodline and were therefore refused the opportunity to partake in the ordinances.  As I read it, I couldn’t help but think of others who in a similar situation in our modern day leapt to condemn the Church for requiring documentation of bloodline for ordinance purposes.

                I don’t presume to know whether everything that was done was done correctly or not (and while some explanations have shown to be false, I don’t think we have any evidence that the actions were incorrect).  But those who condemn are doing just that – they are saying that the Church was wrong and are utterly unwilling to give the Church the benefit of the doubt.  Reading this chapter should give those who feel that way pause.

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