Why I’m Home in Community of Christ

29 09 2012

BY KEITH McMILLAN, president of seventy


Keith McMillan finds joy and love in the intergenerational makeup of congregations.

grew up in a small congregation in San Antonio, Texas, where my dad was pastor for many years. Immediately following him, my mom became pastor of the Dellcrest Congregation and “did it right!” (her words).

I am the youngest of six kids. We all pitched in to mow the extensive church yard, do upkeep and gardening, and install and update the large outdoor sign. We attended every service, youth group, potluck, and activity.

We all rode together in our family station wagon (I was always stuck in the back) and laughed and talked to and from these events.

I remember as a young boy going to the homes of “mentors” from this congregation between the morning Sunday service and the evening one, where they would hand me back to my parents (sometimes with a sigh of relief).

Sometimes I would go on rounds with Dr. Melanyzer from our congregation to visit his sick and dying patients. I learned so much about compassion and sympathy during these years. Other times I would visit the office shop of an electrician (Dick Duke) from my branch. It had the most amazing train set and fun gadgets he had invented. I learned the value of creativity and hard work in seeing a vision of what something could become and then making it in his workshop.

There is something wonderfully inspiring in talking about how to design—and then create—a monkey on a unicycle that rolls to the door on a wire above one’s head to greet customers with a smile.

The balancing act between congregational love and family love was always easy for me. Regularly I would eat with an elderly couple (the Halls). They taught me the love and value of a fellowship of believers with a common goal of sharing Jesus Christ and this fellowship with others.

Many, many times we would invite guests back to our home for Sunday pot roast to continue fellowship begun at church that day. I learned the value of “putting your feet under the table” with others and just sharing lives.

The congregational events and my family were intertwined in a wonderful fellowship that continues today with those of the older generation who are still alive.

We shared birthdays, weddings, and family events with other families of the congregation, and they shared the exciting events of their lives.

We lived in community. We were a community of Christ. I am Community of Christ, and I find that vibrant community wherever I go.



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4 10 2012
Mary was a hooker and Jesus a pimp. Mary Magdeline was the bitch who made his money for him:::Hedonistic, wicked Mediterreanean hammered by the gods with Noah's Flood

There was a very real perception that bi-racial was much worse for the white than it was for the person of color. The liberal culture, which was designed and promoted with the god’s tools to achieve their Apocalyptic goals, screamed racism when there was a very reasonable explanation for this reality::::
In this white punishment known as the United States the person of color has already adopted the disfavors/temptations intended for another race. But by associating/mating with a person of color the white is newly adopting the disfavors of another culture.
And this is the reason why people of color are not welcome in the United States. The gods control everything:::The perception they want to create, the thoughts they want you to have.
People of color can’t recover from absorbing the temptations from two cultures. And why they become more and more like so many blacks in America:::Veterans at absorbing the temptations of two cultures.
To further illustrate this is why California’s educational system/funding was ranked #1 when California was white:::Education being the basis of the affluent economic system. Now even public higher education has become unaffordable.

The gods placed us all into our own corners of the globe. As such for thousands of years we spent time and reproduced with out own kind.
This is why mobilty/travel, biracial unions/offspring and partaking of other cultures is a sin::::
Each has it’s own elements of disfavor, and by experiencing other cultures you are being exposed to these disfavors, which if people may adopt will make their state even worse than prior.
The United States has been considered a “melting pot” where rejects from around the world were sent when kicked out of their motherland.
Remember, this concept of cultural diversity is an element of the liberal platform the gods used to promote societal decay, revealed on the map with the “beast” that is the SanFranciscoBayArea and the spread of social deterioration that spread to the rest of the country and eventually to the entire globe.

As with so many things in this life “less is more”. Sex is one of those things. They used the liberal age to promote casual “free” sex intentionally::Combined with “women’s lib” and their initiation into the “trenches” of the workplace as well as other issues like alcohol consumption the people experienced a mass masculinization of the females.
The gods use sex as temptation. This is why the most disfavored among us are preoccupied with it. While some may feel being well-endowed is a sign of favor the truth is just the opposite. And often the result is misogyny, a belittling of the favored gender, and stagnation of the people as a whole.
Less is more. When young women experience passing thoughts which say you’re doing something wrong instead of fighting or dismissing the thought you should heed the warning. Sadly in today’s world too many experience prolonged periods of promiscuity in their lives, whereas if married by 15 like throughout human history this disfavor was avoided.
Don’t forget:::It is children who ascend into heaven, and the absence of sexual activity is one reason. Their general innocence is another, which should help you see the destructive nature of adult life in today’s society.

Ronald Reagan spent the communist block into submission with defense buildup, and in the process increased the National debt from $1 trillion in 1980 to $6 trillion when he left office.
W charged both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to the national debt, honest numbers to come.
The gods used W to initiate the “Great Recession” with deliberate legislation/regulation changes, allowing the sub-prime fiasco and corporate irresponsibility/criminal behavior which led to the multi-trillion dollar stimulous package, pocketted by Republican friends and donors::::$5 trillion charged to the National credit card.
This corruption is one element of evil in the party of good. War mongering is another.
Damned if you do, Damned if you don’t::::With the Democrats you subscribe to social decay via liberlism, which WILL lead to the Apocalypse. Republicans are being used by the gods to bankrupt the United States, ultimately motivating people to the point of “desperation prayer” once anarchy presides::::Punishment designed to correct your behavior.

Not only is doing the right things important (praying, attoning for your sins, thinking the right way:::accepting humility, modesty, vulnerability), so is avoiding the wrong things important as well:::”Go and sin no more”.
You MUST have active, wise parents if you are to have a chance to ascend in your next life, and the gods will only allow this if you provide your children with the best chance in this life.

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