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Sunday, December 19, 2010

"That which is governed by law is also preserved by law and perfected and sanctified by the same."

D&C 88: 34-42:

The importance and real existence of law, and abiding by and being governed by that law, as noted in the Doctrine and Covenants, section 88, received by Joseph Smith in 1832 and 1833, given in revelation thru the spirit by Christ, the creator of the world and all in it.

"36–41, All kingdoms are governed by law; 42–45, God has given a law unto all things;"

34: "And again, verily I say unto you, that which is governed by law is also preserved by law and perfected and sanctified by the same.   

35: That which breaketh a law, and abideth not by law, but seeketh to become a law unto itself, and willeth to abide in sin, and altogether abideth in sin, cannot be sanctified by law, neither by mercy, justice, nor judgment. Therefore, they must remain filthy still.

36: All kingdoms have a law given;

38: And unto every kingdom is given a law; and unto every law there are certain bounds also and conditions.

39: All beings who abide not in those conditions are not justified.

40: For intelligence cleaveth unto intelligence; wisdom receiveth wisdom; truth embraceth truth; virtue loveth virtue; light cleaveth unto light; mercy hath compassion on mercy and claimeth her own; justice continueth its course and claimeth its own; judgment goeth before the face of him who sitteth upon the throne and governeth and executeth all things.

42: And again, verily I say unto you, he hath given a law unto all things, by which they move in their times and their seasons;  

43:And their courses are fixed, even the courses of the heavens and the earth, which comprehend the earth and all the planets."

Therefore, if God has given a law unto all things, and if those or those things who/that do not abide by that law/laws, attempt to become a law unto themselves, which cannot be so, and they attempt to become arbitrary.  And if abiding by law preserves, protects, and perfects you by law, then we must abide by our laws.  This includes Congress, the Executive branch, and the Judiciary branch.  For if they seek to break the laws passed by Congress and signed into law by the President, they seek to become a law unto themselves, and become arbitrary tyrants,  which cannot be, nor is it allowed by law to do so.  

Thus, we must all abide by law, and the laws of the land, which are constitutional, as it says in D&C 101.
For if we have no need to break the laws of God, we have no need to break the laws of the land.

This does not mean you cannot lawfully and legally oppose laws, but obedience is necessary, for all laws that are not unconstitutional, and therefore void.  And laws that are unconstitutional, and hence void, break the laws of God, and as such, attempt to become a unto unto themselves, and are arbitrary and tyrannous.    

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