FAITH vs/ FEELINGS

SPIRIT vs/ SENTIMENTS

Central to the doctrine and teachings of Mr. Berger is the word “feelings” and/or “sentiments”.

In the following article we will look at all the various ways that Mr. Berger has served up his believers both, a mis-applied meaning of the words “feelings” and/or sentiments and a corrupted version of the very core--of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

First, let’s take a quick look at the words as found in the canon of Restoration Scripture:

FEELING(s):

Ephesians 4:19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
Hebrews 4:15 For we have not a high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was on all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
1 Nephi 2:79 And he also saw other multitudes feeling their way towards that great and spacious building.
1 Nephi 2:88 And he did exhort them then with all the feeling of a tender parent, that they would hearken to his words, that, perhaps the Lord would be merciful to them, and not cast them off;
1 Nephi 5:146 And he hath spoken unto you in a still, small voice, but ye were past feeling, that ye could not feel his words;
2 Nephi 3:22 And it came to pass after my father Lehi had spoken unto all his household, according to the feelings of his heart, and the Spirit of the Lord which was in him, he waxed old.
Jacob 2:7 And also, it grieveth me that I must use so much boldness of speech, concerning you, before your wives and your children, many of whose feelings are exceeding tender, and chaste, and delicate before God, which thing is pleasing unto God;
3 Nephi 2:6 Therefore I have written this epistle, sealing it with mine own hand, feeling for your welfare, because of your firmness in that which ye believe to be right, and your noble spirit in the field of battle;
Moroni 9:21 Behold, thou knowest the wickedness of this people; thou knowest that they are without principle, and past feeling; and their wickedness doth exceed that of the Lamanites.
DC 9:3d but if it be not right, you shall have no such feelings, but you shall have a stupor of thought, that shall cause you to forget the thing which is wrong;
DC 71:Intro SECTION 71 Revelation given through Joseph Smith, Jr., at Hiram, Ohio, late in November or on the first of December, 1831. Ezra Booth had apostatized and was attacking the church in print. In harmony with the instructions received, Joseph and Sidney returned to Kirtland and from this base preached in Shalersville, Ravenna, and other places where the people had become disturbed. Joseph later wrote that he and Sidney "did much towards allaying the excited feelings" which had developed.
DC 102:7b Talk not judgment, neither boast of faith, nor of mighty works; but carefully gather together, as much in one region as can be consistently with the feelings of the people:
DC 110:1b as that subject seems to occupy my mind, and press itself upon my feelings the strongest, since I have been pursued by my enemies.
DC 119:6e Nevertheless, let the organ and the stringed instrument, and the instrument of brass be silent when the Saints assemble for prayer and testimony, that the feelings of the tender and sad may not be intruded upon.
DC 123:2b A. H. Smith offered prayer, after which the President made a few remarks bearing upon the object of the council, and advising forbearance and toleration in speech and feeling, regardless of the distance between those present in their judgment upon the matters under discussion.
DC 128:5 It is well to understand that the term "regions round about" must mean more than a small area of country round about the central spot, and that the necessity of the great majority of the church in gathering together can only be provided for by settling carefully together as many in one region as may be practicable and profitable and in accordance with the feelings of the people under the laws existing in the places where such settlements are to be made.

Sentiment(s):

DC 112:Intro SECTION 112 This section, which deals with governments and laws in general, is not a revelation. It was prepared in connection with the publication of the 1835 edition of the Doctrine and Covenants and was read by Oliver Cowdery at the general assembly of August 17, 1835. It was adopted unanimously and ordered to be printed in the first edition of the Doctrine and Covenants (108A:14). It was also published as the political sentiment of the church by authority of the conference of 1863. This was during the American Civil War.
DC 122:13c and if these officers will so counsel together in the spirit of moderation and mutual forbearance and concession, my law will be more perfectly understood by them and a unity of sentiment and purpose will be reached by them.

Mr Berger's False Doctrine includes the following:

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“The sealed book of Moses reveals that the keys to controlling the power of the priesthood and operating great miracles are the good feelings of our heart. What the plate call gifts. In the Book of Acts of the Three Nephites Jesus explains how to use these gifts to uphold Zion with the power of the priesthood in the charity of the chosen people. A reference that appeared was Galatas who mentions the fruits of the Holy Spirit. Jesus says that it is all the good feelings of the priesthood and their respective keys to operating cures and miraculous works.”  Oct 28, 2018

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“…even the woman not having a priesthood has the power of the feelings (gifts) if she exercises an extraordinary faith”… Oct. 2018

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“Zion are the pure in heart. This means pure feelings. Pure water from the dream of Lehi as Jesus teaches in the parable of olivera. But there are the feelings that were created by Satan to confuse the…" October 2018

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“the act of the Spirit tends to surface feelings this qualifies the elder to work miracles.” October 2018

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“When we read the Book of Mormon we pray for confirmation of the spirit. Then our heart burns with good feelings. This is the act of Spirit confirming the truth. The same thing happens in the blessing of Saude (care)on a sick person, if the heart burns with good feelings then we pronounce healing in the name of Christ. But if the feelings are not good it is because the person is on the verge of death. If there is no feeling it is because the Holy Spirit is not present. Maybe because of some sin that drives the Spirit away.” October 2018

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“Bob thinks that Zion will be rescued at this point in history. But in the parable of the good olive tree, there will be some more time for this to occur. The plaques reveal that this generation in which the words of the sealed book arise, the people will not be ready to live the fullness of the gifts of God in their hearts. But the next generation of Zion will be qualified with these gifts. This does not mean that some can not develop these gifts now. But in the case of some who think that the power of God is liited only to the male gender or to a priestly class, the will already be neglecting the good feelings in their hearts.” October 28, 2018

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