I enjoyed learning about Parley P. Pratt's second Declaration of Independence
and the explanation of the Lord's calling of the Nations.
I've often wondered why a "choosen People." What about the rest of
the people?The answer or definition I just read was so profoundly
simple--I can't believe I never saw it, or understood it as a "calling to
All who choose to follow Christ - He has chosen to redeem.
Ahh RoseLee, therein lies the rub. The various religions and non-believers are
at odds from time to time, and the government, a democracy, has to be of, by and
for all of them impartially. Believers have their own rules, the practice of
which government must protect, while enforcing all its rules on the whole of
society without prejudice. It's impossible, but I think it impingent upon those
who have specially protected non-government rules to be particulary sensitive
about using government to impose their internal rules on others. To me it seems
inconsistent with persuasion (aot coercion, the means employed by government) to
do otherwise. I always thought coercion to live morally was at the very center
of the plan of salvation. But I do not speak ex cathreda. It seems to me that
this very basic element is being too regularly compromised.