The MIA has a conference planned this month. Featured at this conference will be the House of Aaron Dance Team and John Conrad, the current leader of the House of Aaron will be a featured speaker. John and Joie Conrad are on the MIA Shepherd's Council and and House of Aaron is an MIA partner.
The House of Aaron Teaching page features teaching from Batya Wooten and John Conrad as well as John Conrad's predicessor Robert Conrad and Maurice Glendenning founder of the House of Aaron.
But just what is the "House of Aaron"?
The House of Aaron was originally called "The Order of Aaron" or "The Aaronic Order" and has also used the names "The True Church of God"; "The Church of Christ" and "The Church of the Firstborn".
The House of Aaron website claims:
"The House of Aaron today has been restored and reactivated beginning with a special calling of Maurice Glendenning, a first-born son of Aaron." http://houseofaaron.org/Overview.htm
"...that those of the House of Ephraim may know that I am the one spoken of by the prophets who should come to restore all things appointed unto me, I do now declare unto you that I am Elias who should come in the last days to restore unto Ephraim the House of Levi" (Levitical Writings 166:1)
27:5 Behold, this is wisdom in me; wherefore, marvel not, for the hour cometh that I will drink of the fruit of the vine with you on the earth, and with Moroni, whom I have sent unto you to reveal the Book of Mormon, containing the fulness of my everlasting gospel, to whom I have committed the keys of the record of the stick of Ephraim;
27:6 And also with Elias, to whom I have committed the keys of bringing to pass the restoration of all things spoken by the mouth of all the holy prophets since the world began, concerning the last days;
27:7 And also John the son of Zacharias, which Zacharias he (Elias) visited and gave promise that he should have a son, and his name should be John, and he should be filled with the spirit of Elias;
27:8 Which John I have sent unto you, my servants, Joseph Smith, Jun., and Oliver Cowdery, to ordain you unto the first priesthood which you have received, that you might be called and ordained even as Aaron;
27:9 And also Elijah, unto whom I have committed the keys of the power of turning the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to the fathers, that the whole earth may not be smitten with a curse;
The House of Aaron maintains that the Aaronic priesthood continued through the Middle Ages by lineage of Robert Bruce, king of Scotland, and through one branch of his family known as Glendowyn, brought to America by the Glendennings (or Glendonwyns) in 1742.
There is no basis for this claim in history, however Robert Bruce is credited in Masonic legend with the origination of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. This is based on another legend with no historical basis (in fact one that is almost certainly false) that the Knights Templers were in league with Robert Bruce at the Battle of Bannockburn. (The legend could not be true, because the Templers almost always supported the side of the Pope and Robert Bruce had been excommunicated).
At any rate, the secret handshakes, oaths and combinations of the Masonic Order are the same as those of the signs and tokens of the Aaronic and Melchizadek Priesthood as given to Mormons during the Mormon Temple Endowment Ceremony (See Appendix below). From a Mormon perspective it would be a natural conclusion that Robert the Bruce had also held the Aaronic Priesthood.
Maurice Gledenning's "special calling" to restore and reactivate the House of Aaron (http://houseofaaron.org/Overview.htm) is based upon his own false prophecies which themselves were based on the false prophecies of Joseph Smith, along with Masonic legend viewed through the perspective of Mormonism!
THE SIGNS AND TOKENS OF THE MORMON PRIESTHOOD
THOSE OF FREEMASONRY