Yes, there were non 'Church' (...) members in the Council of Fifty, they were honourable men UNDER the Priesthood authority of the President of the Council of Friends, namely, Prophet Joseph Smith Jun. But also other men in the Higher Priesthood (Council of Friends) had no charges neither callings inside the "Church." I am one of them and have nothing to do wit modernist Mormondom. I left the "Church" twenty years back being a "full Mormon" but am from then and now a Jesus Christs Apostle by the Lord's will -- in the CoF.
Which was Jeremiah, or Isaiah "church calling?" Where they congregated?
The Council of Fifty is also organized by the Council of Friends. In present conditions, when we are just in the beginnings of the Millenniun (schatological times) whom, where and what could be the CO Fifty men I
could not say. Even if I would know something on it I wouldnt say. These are the times of Antichrist, this is not something yet in the future. External Mormon Church and world churches organizations are all out of their own order (or disorder) usurped and managed by false prophets. All this is written in the Scriptures.
No one can have a doubt when deeply looking in the affairs taking place in LDS "church" by example, when we study the REAL matter of facts following President Joseph Fielding Smith Senior passing away. He refused give the Priesthood Keys to his succesor; then, from these days the LDS church did fall down step by step in deeper and deeper apostasy and by now it is "something" totally different to the REAL Mormon Church as it existed in 1870 or 1880, to say it some way. Some Scriptures were modified, the main principles, including the Gathering, were repudiated, Emigration Funds abolished, Temple sacraments and garments changed, the
Priesthood was not more conferred but only the men were ordained to offices... McKay tried to change this and also was in contact with some Fundamental Mormons about The Most Holy Principle, but was not able to do nothing. Later the "Human Rights" freaks and other Red activists put under trouble the "Church," and new fleshly changes took place, and thus the Temples were profaned by the Cainites and intermarriage.
Today the 'Evangelical' LDS is but another church of the world, an abomination ere to the eyes of the Lord. By the way, when the Book of Mormon (Mormon 8, Ether 8, some 2 Nephi passages) talks about the Gentiles (with capital G) are not talking of pagans but of Neo LDS members. This is a key that most of Neo Mormons ignore.
The LSD Church has not any Priesthood power
neither authority, it lacks of Revelations and, as other modernist bodies, under the New World Order agenda, poke fun on the Holy Scriptures and the same BOM and D&C. Only read the headers and footnotes wrote by oldtimer dear Orson in the BOM and D&C samples up to 1920 and things would be clearer to you.
As in the Elijah the Prophet ancient times, there is not "church" out there -- we have only men of God, the 7000 that will not bend knees before Baal. The Lord knows them.
The Book of Mormon, it is foolish discuss on it thinking in History and Gheographics; besides histories and narrations there is a prophetic allegory and prophecy on these same latter days, and it clearly says that "the holy church of God" will be profaned and corrupted by the same Gentiles, this is, the same Mormons and other Mormon groups.
The First Apostles of Mormondon, & even James Jesse Strang and
the starting Reorganized Church divines, all of them did teach that the Roman Church is the Big Whore of Babylon and the Protestant churches the daughters of the Whore. This was taught in LDS Temples up to 1990 circa, when the apostate false prophets as Kimball, Benson and followers banned it and changed it all -- once for all.
Fielding Smith Jun, and B Mc Conkie were and still are now hated and mocked by the Church: and regrettably Bro Bruce, sad to say, accepted "make changes" in his book Mormon Doctrine (1958) when still many old original Joseph Smiths teachings were mentioned as official doctrine of the Church. Up to 1976 some of these teachings still remained in a few new versions of MD, but later editions were totally censured.
In benefit of all those ignoring many of these issues, I commend the Byron Harvey Allred's A Leaf on Review reading (is posted in our website) and also the reading of
sainted Brother Ogden Kraut works, that are online in
Those that want go on deeper, read the Journal of Discourses and Times and Seasons periodical. Also Bro B. H. Roberts theological thought. In recent times Hyrum Andrus wrote an interesting series. I counsel you to read, since you have no Prophets among you.
In forefathers days, Mormons, even those of Strang, were massacred, haunted, damned & killed by the mobs, raped and brutally attacked by Freemasons and Protestans Ministers and gentile mobs. Joseph Smith was under persecution and trial almost each day of his live, and died a martyr when he was a young man in his 38.
Now, we read that Mr. Monson is pondered "between the ten top famous US celebrities."
Something happened in the mean time, is not so?
The time is now. The only future we have is Jesus Christ Second Coming, our only thought, hope and Promised Land is the fulfillment of all prophecies, that now are just taking place. The Book of Mormon is true, a Book from God. Joseph Smith is a true Prophet, Seer and Revelator. Apostle John, the Three Nephites, the Indian Messiah, they are coming and soon we'll see them as a man sees other man with his eyes. The Holy Bible is the Word of God. Plural Marriage is a holy sacrament and no one refusing it will go to Exaltation. Men and women are called by the Lord to perseverance, chastity and powerful faith.
The first Saints were not martiryzed in vain. Monson and his followers, and all other prophets of Baal in the "Restoration Churches" can do nothing against Jesus Christ, despite their Satan's adoration.
As Luther said, The LORD reigns among His enemies by His Word and Sacraments. Amen.
Charles Pratt, Apostle of