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Counterfit House of Aaron

The House of Aaron claims to have been restored and reactivated beginning with a special calling of Maurice Glendenning who was a false prophet rooted in Mormonism and Masonry. It is also a MIA Partner

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The MIA, The House of Aaron and Joseph Smith
By Menachem Kaplan

The MIA has a conference planned this month (Jan. 2011). 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."

In reality Maurice Glendenning was a false prophet. In the late 1920s, Glendenning joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church- the Mormons), because LDS beliefs were promoted in the supposedly angelic messages he had written down in preceding years.

Glendenning and his wife were baptized in April 1929, but then he was excommunicated two years later when the LDS Church General Authorities asserted that while laymen could receive inspiration for themselves, no one could receive authentic divine messages for the Church except the President of the Church. This was not a surprise because Glendenning claimed to have received revelation that would affect the validity of some of the teachings of the LDS Church. While the LDS Church excommunicated Glendenning, Glendenning never repudiated the Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants or the prophetic claims of Joseph Smith Jr.. In 1944 he published his revelations under the title Book of Elias, or the Record of John. As the title implies, Glendenning claimed to be the messenger of the covenant and Elijah figure of Macachi 3 and 4. In 1948 he published additional revelations in New Revelations for the Book of Elias and in 1955 the Disciple Book. In 1978 Glendenning's revelations were complied together under the title The Levitical Writings. These were intended as a companion the the Doctrine and Covenants (Revelations of Joseph Smith as published by the LDS Church) and so just as The Doctrine and Covenants at the time ended (1920's) with Section 136 , while the Levitical Writings pick up after this with section 137.

Glendenning's revelations presuppose Joseph Smith jr. to be a prophet. Glendenning's revelations are numbered beginning with section 137 as a supplement to Joseph Smith's (and other LDS) revelations of the LDS Doctrine and Covenants (of the 1920's) which are numbered sections 1 though 136. Maurice Gledenning's revelations use unique terms never found in the Bible and unique to the revelations of Joseph Smith jr..

For example Gledenning refers to the "keys.. of the Priesthood" (Levitical Writings 217). The Bible never mentions any "keys of the Priesthood". The term "keys... of the Priesthood" comes from the revelations of Joseph Smith (D&C 68:17; 107:15-20; 124:34) not the Bible.

Gledenning claimed to be the messenger of the last days Elias (Elijah) and to be the messenger of the covenant from Malachi 3-4 saying:

"...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)

This was a reference back to the revelations of Joseph Smith:

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;
(D&C 27:5-9)

The bringing together of keys, the priesthood of Aaron, and the coming of last days Elijah in Gledenning's revelation is not found in the Bible but is clearly drawn from the Joseph Smith revelation of D&C 27!

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 ( 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!






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