New and Living Ministry of Jesus Christ of Modern Saints
This group was disavowed by the Eglise de Jesus-Christ des Saints des Derniers Jours and should not be confused with them by any means. While these two groups share a common background, the minority group, the Ministry are dissenters from the mainstream church.
The Ministry embraces polygamy, and zionistic militarism, claiming revelatory approval because of scripture in the Doctrine and Covenants, revelations of Joseph Smith. While mainstream Mormonism rejects their interpretation of scripture, the Ministry holds violently to their beliefs. Among them are:
In the 35th 'section', or revelation, it says in verse 27, "Fear not, little flock, the kingdom is yours until I come. Behold, I come quickly. Even so. Amen" They take this scripture to mean that they are to maintain their 'Kingdom of God' in Deseret.
In the 38th 'section', they find more scripture to lay claim to the Deseret lands (verses 18-22) It is also because of this particular scripture that their misogynistic government system is established, where Ministry 'leadership' positions create bickering juntas, further destabilizing the political system of the region.
"And I hold forth and deign to give unto you greater riches, even a land of promise, a land flowing with milk and honey, upon which there shall be no curse when the Lord cometh;
"And I will give it unto you for the land of your inheritance, if you seek it with all your hearts.
"And this shall be my covenant with you, ye shall have it for the land of your inheritance, and for the inheritance of your children forever, while the earth shall stand, and ye shall possess it again in eternity, no more to pass away.
"But, verily I say unto you that in time ye shall have no king nor ruler, for I will be your king and watch over you.
"Wherefore, hear my voice and follow me, and you shall be a free people, and ye shall have no laws but my laws when I come, for I am your lawgiver, and what can stay my hand?"