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 Today we’re looking at a unique Mormon tradition known as Patriarchal Blessings. Foregoing the fact this ceremony is much like a modern-day reading of a horoscope in a séance setting, we’re digging deeper at timelines.

Until 1978 the Church held fast to their racist ideology by excluding all non-whites from true Mormon salvation. Anyone with even a drop of Hamitic (aka African American, or what they called Negro) blood was excluded from holding their priesthood. Today their canon still carries the ungodly doctrines in Abraham 1:20-22, 26-27. (more…)

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Micah 3:7; “Then shall the seers be ashamed, and the diviners confounded: yea, they shall all cover their lips; for there is no answer of God.”

New Era, ‘Your Own Liahona,’ June 2017 by Richard Romney

The sheer amount of false doctrines/teachings in the June edition of the New Era (LDS youth magazine), was one for the record books.

They wasted no time in plunging head first into their theme for the month which was the idolatrous practice of astrology, and witchcraft.

Before his explanation of why it’s important to receive a patriarchal blessing, Mr. Romney asked the following question which is what alerted me to this article causing me to investigate this further.

“Wouldn’t it be great if you could have a spiritual GPS to guide you? With your patriarchal blessing, you can.”

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 My Patriarchal Blessing

The following is what a patriarchal blessing means to every member of the Mormon Church.

“Every worthy, baptized member is entitled to and should receive a patriarchal blessing, which provides inspired direction from the Lord. Patriarchal blessings include a declaration of a person’s lineage in the house of Israel and contain personal counsel from the Lord. As a person studies his or her patriarchal blessing and follows the counsel it contains, it will provide guidance, comfort, and protection.” (lds.org)

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Receiving you own patriarchal blessing is a common practice within the Mormon Church. These blessings are given by the Stake Patriarch to the youth and to those who are recent converts to the Church.

What are Patriarchal Blessings?

PB1Patriarchal Blessings are given to every worthy member of the Church who desires to receive one. Their Patriarchal Blessing includes their lineage in the house of Israel, as well as provides warnings, guidance and comfort for their life.  Mormons believe these blessings are “inspired” direction from the Lord.

Church members consider their patriarchal blessings sacred and are counseled to avoid sharing their blessing with anyone except with a spouse or immediate family (father, mother), and most all they’re not to compare their blessing with another’s.

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