Monday, July 23, 2007

Arthur Hawley's Letter

This is the first portion of Arthur Hawley's letter to the faithful saints. It was written and distributed soon after the April Conference.
Report on the 2007 CRE and JCRB Conferences

The Doctrine and Covenants Was not Affirmed By the CRE

I will give you a quick overview of the changes of the Church Teachings that took place at both the CRE and the JCRB. At the CRE there was a motion to reaffirm the acceptance of the Inspired Version, the Book of Mormon, and the Doctrine and Covenants. Russ Reid moved to strike the Doctrine and Covenants and replace it with the Book of Commandments, saying he has many objections to the D & C. The end result of the vote was that only the Inspired Version and the Book of Mormon was reaffirmed by the CRE (pg 5-18). Saints will ask which book of scripture will they reject next? Reid and many of the other men who reject the D & C are JCRB supporters; Reid also accepts faction priesthood. He ruled against me to be seated at the CRE saying, even if what you are saying is true, you are not to tell the saints. I have warned the saint about Reid and others like him, but some say, he is one of the “leaders”, and he would not do, or say anything wrong. The “leaders” are deceivers of Saints who do not want to see the facts. Now Reid has at last come out in the open, to publicly reject the Doctrine and Covenants. He and those who support this rejection of the Lord’s word, must think they are now strong enough to attack and remove the D & C from the Restoration Branches.

A Meeting to Consider the Succession of the First Presidency

The CRE will call for a “general gathering of the elders” before April 2008, to ”consider the matter of succession in Presidency”, and report to the CRE & JCRB Conference (pg5-17). Of course this is promoted by the JCRB leaders as they prepare to start their new church and get ready for the Presidency. By the way, the JCRB already has a motion to present that basically says, they do not care what name their church is called as long as the name Jesus Christ is in the name somewhere.

Another Effort to Form an Illegal District
Brian Mundy presented a motion from Quorum #1, “to encourage the formation of districts” (pg5-16). Now there can not be districts when there is no First Presidency, according to the pattern of the Church Law. If they had a district they would be going against the Church
pattern, and this would be apostasy because they would be changing Church Teachings.

The CRE & JCRB Will Work With Other Churches

The CRE passed a motion saying, “That the CRE leadership and councils work cooperatively and in harmony with the JCRB’ and . . . to ultimately function under a singular head . . . “and” . . . the CRE work with the JCRB and other Restoration Branch Groups . . . “(pg 5-15). This says, the CRE is to work with the JCRB and ultimately merge together. The next part really says, the CRE and JCRB will be working with faction churches. Don’t be deceived by the words Restoration Branch Groups; because faction churches claim to be a Restoration Branch or Group. To prove this; 1) The CRE accepts the faction priesthood. 2) The JCRB accepts faction church representation and faction priesthood. They want the baptism performed in faction churches, to be accepted by the JCRB and Restoration Branches.

Many Elders Stayed Home

In 2006, there were 130 voting elders at the CRE; 2007, there were 92 voting elders. One forth, [sic] 38 elders stayed home. Many gave words such as, [sic] I am fed up with the CRE. Some would say the CRE is almost an empty with leaders and councils, who support the apostate JCRB. There are many changes of Church Teachings that the saints have been warned about for years; and finally many good saints and elders are starting to see that what the Prices, I, and others have been writing about is true. Consequently, many elders and saints now realize the “leaders” have been deceiving them. The CRE goal now is to deceive priesthood and branches into joining the JCRB through the back door of the CRE. Most saints know the CRE will merge into the JCRB, and they are ripe to merge next April.

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