Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Aaron: A Type of the Anti-Christ

When Moses when up into the mountain to commune with God, God did not just want Moses to come up but all the Elders of Israel. God desired to establish the higher covenant with Israel. God didn't want a kingdom with one prophet and one high priest, God wanted all His covenant people to be prophets, priests and kings. But the people feared God and would not go up into the mountain. Instead, they told Moses to go up for them and then come down and tell them the word of the Lord second hand. Unfortunately, while Moses was away, the people strayed and fell into sin.

Num. 11: 29 And Moses said unto him, Enviest thou for my sake? would God that all the Lord’s people were prophets, and that the Lord would put his spirit upon them!
Ex. 19: 6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation.
Ex. 20: 19 And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.

Well, the Israelites got bored waiting for Moses to come back down. Some claimed he died up in the mountain and wasn't coming or otherwise was delaying his coming. The impatient Israelites asked Aaron to make a golden cafe to be a false god for them and they gave Aaron all their gold to fashion it. Then God warned Moses to hurry down the mountain because the people were polluting themselves worshipping a false god.

In this story, there is an important aspect regarding delaying and hastening having to do with the second coming of Christ. But there also is a relationship between Aaron and the anti-Christ. This story raises several issues including a false concept of God, preistcraft, gainsaying, sexual sin, etc . Also, the people have rejected God and refused to commune with Him directly but only seek a second-hand relationship with God. And while Moses is away, they immediately forget the Lord and pressure Aaron into making up a false religion and false God and give Aaron all their gold. So, we see here that the anti-Christ in the old days will have something to do with denying the people a personal relationship and communion with God, will take the money of the people, and will make them a false god.

LDS on the other hand invite all its members to develop a personal relationship with God. There is no difference between the teacher and the learner. The meaning of the LDS Temple endowment is that all Gods people are made kings and priests unto God. Every member of the LDS church is given the priesthood and is expected to be a Moses, or a Peter and enjoy the same spiritual gifts and exemplify the same righteousness and be empowered to the same good works in our individual stewardships as these great men of God.

Rev. 1: 6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.


Anonymous said...

Who needs Jesus if we are all priests? Moses could go directly to God so we can also. And what about this veil stuff?

David B said...

Jehovah of the OT is Jesus Christ. Only through Christ can we come unto the Father. Prophets bring us to Christ, Christ alone prepares us for fellowship with the Father. 1John1:3

Anonymous said...

Saying that Aaron, a chosen prototype for the position of High Priest, is a type for the Anti Christ is Blasphemous. Anti Christ types are BAD guys not GOOD guys who have made a few mistakes.

Cain is a type for the Anti Christ, Corihor, Esau, Ishmael, & those who have established themselves as Bad Guys are types for the Anti Christ.

Aaron died an honorable man. Buddy, you need to brush up a bit on your types in the scritures and prepare an apology to give to Aaron when & IF you see Him in Heaven.

Aaron said...


PS: Did bible events happen in the past, or are they prophecy of the future? An eternal question.

David B said...

Yes, just like Nephi answering his brothers about the Tree of Life vision being temporal and spiritual. The events of the Bible really happened (maybe not how we traditionally view it) and they prophesy future events.