Friday, December 12, 2008

Great post on following the prophets when the subject is not popular with the rest of the world

All of the resentment and frustration with the LDS Church's support of various moral issues struck a chord with me when I was reading the Book of Mormon in Alma 48:10  when Moroni was leading the people against opposition forces who were trying to usurp and destroy the people's liberties, it says:

"Alma 48: 10 And thus he[Moroni] was preparing to asupport their liberty, their lands, their wives, and their children, and their peace, and that they might live unto the Lord their God, and that they might maintain that which was called by their enemies the cause of bChristians." (emphasis added)

I find it ironic how similar the comments are nowadays when Christians stand up against forces that would take away our freedom's; freedom to bring our children up the way we see, freedom to be free of morally relative persuasions in our schools, freedom to follow tried and true age old traditions that are the bedrock of functional and healthy society's like the traditional family and traditional marriage. 

I ran across the following blog post that had elements of several common threads and referenced a talk on Loyalty to the prophets I had posted on as well, it's a well written and very well documented commentary, I highly recommend it: