Maurício Berger’s official note regarding to the questions he received recently from some members of the restoration in Zion.
Is it true that Joseph started a new church?
03.28.2019 Maurício’s Answers
It grieves me that there is some that distort the right understanding in relation to the call of brother Joseph in Zion. For, though he may seem like an awkward clay compared to what is expected of him, he is humble enough to be shaped in the hands of God for fulfilling the purpose of his birth on Earth. I myself saw this when he received from my hands the high priesthood and the keys of the Kingdom, as required by Moroni, when this angel empowered me to carry these keys, for how much I live, for the purpose of setting in order the Kingdom of God on earth, under the linear promise extended by God to the righteous offspring of Joseph Smith Jr. – RLDS D&C 107:18b-18c / LDS 124:57-58.
Therefore, according to instructions of Moroni and prophecies that fit Joseph Fredrick Smith (RLDS D&C 84:3a-3b/ LDS 86:8-10) regardless of some of his personal precepts and traditions that permeate his decisions, in the light of my understanding, his misconceptions do not invalidate the work of our Father in Zion. Therefore, he fulfills the role assigned by Moroni to restructure the foundations of the Church of Jesus Christ by calling the Apostles, who according to the Angel Moroni, “are the foundations of the Truth of Christ” to restart the process of restructuring the authentic gospel restored in the mid-nineteenth century. – Ephesians 2:20
04.04.2019 The Cause of Zion Commentary
The Cause of Zion is delighted to have received Mauricio’s answer to this question. The clarification that brother Joseph’s misconceptions do not invalidate the work of our Father in Zion is a great comfort, for our greatest desire is for the work to go forward, accompanied with the good feelings of the Great I Am.
Is it true that we will all be destroyed if we are a part of Joseph’s new church?
I’m right to say that no! Almost all who follow this work are well aware of the harm they will cause themselves if they do not accept to walk alongside Joseph in Zion, even considering their attachment to some traditions.
The Cause of Zion
The Cause of Zion has never before heard of this rumor that we will all be destroyed if we are a part of Joseph’s new church. However, we would like to encourage all to cleave to the good feeling of hope that the traditions of men will begin to decrease in Zion and in the world as this great and marvelous work commences.
Is it true that we are not to support Joseph at all?
If this question refers to supporting Joseph or Mauricio, I affirm that there is no way to support one, without supporting the other. I tell you, you must not bring evil judgment against an anointed of the Lord. We both walk in the same direction, although it is prudent and absolutely necessary to clarify here in this message that God, before the foundation of the world, decreed that Joseph has his own work in Zion, for how much, I was assigned to do another work in Brazil and in the world, that in the future, will converge for the same purpose: “To rescue Zion”.
The Cause of Zion
The Cause of Zion is wholly in support of rescuing Zion!
Is it true that a few women are the only acceptable saints in Zion?
It is true that God has a special purpose for women in this work. Moroni has said more than once that they will play an important role in the future ransom of Zion. But to argue that only a few women are the only acceptable saints in Zion is inappropriate, since the effort of both men and women is notorious to build this work.
The Cause of Zion
The Cause of Zion is in agreement with Mauricio’s message. It is exciting to us to contemplate the special purpose for women in this work. At no time, has The Cause of Zion ever stated that “only a few women are the only acceptable saints in Zion”! We thank Mauricio for setting the record straight in this matter.
Is it true that Roberta now speaks for Mauricio instead of Joseph, and is the sole representative of the work in Brazil?
It is true that Joseph F. Smith was commissioned to be my spokesman to a people whose language I can not speak and thus fulfill the prophecies (Isaiah 28: 1; RLDS 2 Nephi 2: 32-37 / LDS 3: 17-18), but Joseph did not always expose my words to the people of the United States, but many times he used his own precepts to spread this work in Zion. Therefore, for Joseph did not represent fully me, I found on The Cause of Zion a way to expose the truths that were necessary.
By not agreeing with some truths revealed by me, because of his rooted precepts, Joseph created a second website where Joseph set out his own understanding.
You can be sure that I do not privilege anyone with this, I only use the means God has provided for me to achieve an end common to all.
The Cause of Zion
It grieves our hearts that there are those who mention the name of any Saint, especially in a public manner, in order to tear them down, instead of edifying them. I have worked with the mentioned sister for many months now, and I can confirm that at no time whatsoever has she claimed to be Mauricio’s spokesman as prophesied in Isaiah 28 or the other scriptures Mauricio has mentioned here. However, there have been those who have accused her of taking over that job, and perhaps the rumor began from those accusations. Nevertheless, The Cause of Zion is very happy to publish Mauricio’s articles whenever the message must go to the world, and our patrons for the benefit and cause of Zion.
The Cause of Zion made a post that said there would be NO services in Zion for April 6 2019. Was that statement authorized by Mauricio?
No one, not even I, Mauricio Berger, has the right to be among the designs of God, determined to restructure his church on April 6 in Zion by the hands of a descendant of Joseph Smith Jr. as originally required by the angel Moroni and to claim, without any revelation that there will be no services in Zion for the 6th of April, since it is determined by the command of the heavens, that such should happen. It is a fact that I disagree with the arbitrary position taken by Joseph in calling for the office of High Priest (apostle) a man who, in my view, does not correspond to the divine demands.
The heavens cry out that the true apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ should not raise their hands in favor of this man, so that the Church of Christ will stand in these last days, supported by the foundational columns (apostles) which will be paramount to keep the church standing when our dear prophet Joseph dies.
The Cause of Zion
The post mentioned in this comment said that there were not any events currently scheduled in “Zion”. We did not specifically mention the April 6thmeeting of Joseph’s because The Cause of Zion was not sponsoring that meeting, nor were we invited to do so, nor have we been involved in any of the planning, for that particular meeting which is wholly the responsibility of Joseph. None of the donations that are received and distributed by The Cause of Zion would have gone to that event, and so, we struggled with the wording, and finally removed the post altogether since it seems there is some confusion among the Saints.
We are getting conflicting messages. One says Joseph is Mauricio’s spokesman, and one says Roberta is Mauricio’s spokesman. Yesterday’s post on the Cause of Zion gives the message that Mauricio is no longer working with Joseph, since it does not acknowledge the service in Zion. Another post from yesterday shows pictures of the group in Brazil painting the church. Since Roberta was given those pictures, and not Joseph, it appears that Mauricio has split from Joseph, and is now using Roberta as the spokesman. Many people are looking for clarification on these things, and others are simply leaving the movement because of the confusion.
There is no choice of sides here. I have always used The Cause of Zion as the sling of “a David” to overthrow apostasy. I made the photos available in the Cause of Zion since Joseph never invited me to use his site. God does not see “sides” among the churches of His people, so I also do not have walls that limit me to take the cause of God forward. I will use any website that will allow me to do the work of the Lord.
The Cause of Zion
Once again, it grieves us that people use the name of any Saint to tear down instead of to edify. As we have mentioned before, the mentioned sister, who has worked tirelessly for the cause of Zion, has never claimed to be Mauricio’s spokesman mentioned in the scriptures. However, she is humbled that The Cause of Zion, which she founded, can be the sling of “a David” to take down the Giants of our day, and there are many Giants to take down. We have no intent to spread division, but rather to encourage the Saints around the world to recognize the necessity of supporting the missionaries in Brazil who daily preach the gospel and have quit their jobs to do the Lord’s work full time. Our posts regarding Brazil ought to remind the Saints that there are wives and children of these Brazilian missionaries also, and all are a part of the work and need our support prayerfully and otherwise. We do not find any logic in the statement that there was a post saying there were not any events in Zion -and yet showing pictures of Brazil painting in a church would send the message that Mauricio has split from Joseph and is using the mentioned sister as a spokesman. We understand however, that even in the simplest of circumstances, confusion can begin and rumors run wild. Please be advised that The Cause of Zion has no intention of usurping anyone’s role. We understand Joseph’s role and I do pray for Joseph daily, just as I pray for my very own children with powerful feelings of the Holy Spirit permeating my being as I ask the Lord, for the help that is expedient for Joseph’s role in this work.
R. Whitefield 04/04/2019
“For the purpose of clarification, please direct all questions related to the work in Brazil in firstname.lastname@example.org, where the missionaries will respond as soon as possible.”
Maurício Berger – 03.28.2019
This work is the "refreshing" of the restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ in these last days brought first through Joseph Smith Jr and comes again through Mauricio Berger. This website will post truth irrespective of its conduit. "All truth is independent in that sphere in which God has placed it, to act for itself, as all intelligence also, otherwise there is no existence" D&C 90:5b RLDS or D&C 93:30 LDS. Therefore, postings on this website should be viewed as the endorsement of truth—speaking generally and not specifically for each word, action, person or organization. "And righteousness and truth will I cause to sweep the earth as with a flood, to gather out mine own elect from the four quarters of the earth, unto a place which I shall prepare; an holy city, that my people may gird up their loins, and be looking forth for the time of my coming; for there shall be my tabernacle, and it shall be called Zion; a New Jerusalem." Genesis 7:70
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