I am not sure the LDS Church is going to let them get away with this !?!?
My guess is that Mauricio got a commandment from Moroni to have Joseph F. Smith and his associates name their emerging church according to the name given in a prophecy on April 26th 1838. Corporations are critical in setting up institutionalized religions.
In the prophecy it is decreed that in the last days when the gathering to Zion is taking place, those who consecrate and gather to Zion will be called the “Church in Zion” while all of the Saints who remain in a scattered condition will be called the “Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints”
3 And also unto my faithful servants who are of the high council of my church in Zion, for thus it shall be called, and unto all the elders and people of my Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, scattered abroad in all the world;
Until Zion is redeemed during the official gathering, all of God’s Saints are to be called the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints.
Clearly, Mauricio’s new church and movement is struggling to gain traction and begin on the new temple.
Until they are able to establish Zion, they apparently feel that they are designated according to scripture as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints who are in a scattered condition preparing for Zion.
Good luck with that one 🙂
Bobbi Chinnery appears to have replaced Bob Moore as Joseph F. Smith’s confidant, and overseer.
Perhaps she will be called as one of the new apostles or perhaps as a councilor to Joseph in the presidency of the high priesthood.
Joseph has disassociated himself with Bob’s website and is having his right hand gal control his new website. She is now an officer in the corporation.
Although Joseph F Smith has now allowed himself to be ordained a high priest and president of the high priesthood, he is now claiming that previous to his ordination by Mauricio and Mauricio’s ordination by Moroni, there has been no priesthood on the earth for more than 100 years. Everyone will have to be rebaptized and re-ordained.
Once the Utah Saints gathered to the west, Brigham Young also required all of his followers to get rebaptized under his authority as the president of the Church. It is the supreme power play to solidify control.
The opportunity to repair the breach between him and Bob and the Zarahemla Branch emerged briefly, but apparently not to be.
The drama continues..
B.M. looks over at Kelvin Henson and says “No” and then looks over at Kelvin Henson. Then Bob looks over at Tyler Crowell and asks him “Would you say he is starting a new church?” and Bob says “No” again as he turns to look back at B.K.
B.K. asks, “Is anyone among the eight or the witnesses starting a new church or asking to organize a new church?”
B.M. looks at Kelvin Henson and looks back at B.K. and says “No”.
B.K. says, “So he has not asked for anything, he’s not asked for a new church