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Matriarchy Cause of Madness and Foolishness in the Earth

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 25 I applied mine heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, and the reason [of things], and to know the wickedness of folly, even of foolishness [and] madness:
 26 And I find more bitter than death the woman, whose heart [is] snares and nets, [and] her hands [as] bands: whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her; but the sinner shall be taken by her.  (Eccl  7:25-26)
 
But sin is a reproach to any people.  A reproach to our understanding.  Yet we practice it.  This proves that an astonishing frailty, exists in our minds. ,,,for it is manifest that this frailty is the cause of our sin.  Whence then arises this frailty, or imbecility of mind?  I answer, that I have applied myself to seek and search out wisdom; and the reason of things:  and to know the cause of madness and foolishness.  And I find that more bitter than death is the woman, whose heart is snares and nets, and whose hands are bonds (Solomon).  And thus are we involved in Adam's chains, and all the penalties and pains, of slavery's growth.  But what should we understand by Adam's chains?  Answer, Adam was enslaved by the woman,,,Therefore said Paul, I suffer not a woman to teach or to usurp authority over the man, but to be in subjection.  Her law and government over a man, we are thus taught by the Holy Spirit, is an usurpation of power.  But Adam was enslaved by the woman, and so are we.  It is the nature of an unnatural and unlawful bondage to degrade the mind, bred and born and involved therein.  Hence we have lost the original dignity, nobleness, and excellency of the masculine mind; and have, as it respects the sex of our minds become effeminate.  Joseph Smith.

 

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