When did feeding those in need become a crime? If that is the case then the L.D.S. Church needs to stop feeding its members who need it and stop paying rent for those that need it or we all are going to go to jail. Let them be hungry and homeless because now it is a crime to do so. What if the Lord Jesus Christ had that way of thinking? I hope and pray that God will not let this happen any more.
Taking care of the poor is not a crime. We are commanded by the Lord to take care of the needy, feed the hungry, and cloth the naked. I would gladly go to jail for following the LAWS OF GOD before I would follow any laws of the land that would go against that of God. Article of Faith # 12 (We believe in being subject to kings,
presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the
law). However, like that of Dr. King once put it, (and this is my own words of what I think he would have said). "We must not follow laws that are unjust and to deprive that which has been given to us by God."
Are we not all people in need? Do we not all need the Lord (Jesus Christ) and are God (Heavenly Father)'s help in life? How can we look at others hardship and not care for them. I would gladly give all that I can to help others.
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““Latter-day Saints believe that monogamy—the marriage of one man and one woman—is the Lord’s standing law of marriage.
In biblical times, the Lord commanded some of His people to practice
plural marriage—the marriage of one man and more than one woman. Some early members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
also received and obeyed this commandment given through God’s prophets.
After receiving a revelation commanding him to practice plural
marriage, Joseph Smith married multiple wives and introduced the
practice to close associates. This principle was among the most
challenging aspects of the Restoration—for Joseph personally and for
other Church members. Plural marriage tested faith and provoked
controversy and opposition. Few Latter-day Saints initially welcomed the
restoration of a biblical practice entirely foreign to their
sensibilities. But many later testified of powerful spiritual
experiences that helped them overcome their hesitation and gave them
courage to accept this practice.
Although the Lord commanded the adoption—and later the cessation—of
plural marriage in the latter days, He did not give exact instructions
on how to obey the commandment. Significant social and cultural changes
often include misunderstandings and difficulties. Church leaders and
members experienced these challenges as they heeded the command to
practice plural marriage and again later as they worked to discontinue
it after Church President Wilford Woodruff issued an inspired statement
known as the Manifesto in 1890, which led to the end of plural marriage
in the Church. Through it all, Church leaders and members sought to
follow God’s will.
Many details about the early practice of plural marriage are unknown.
Plural marriage was introduced among the early Saints incrementally,
and participants were asked to keep their actions confidential. They did
not discuss their experiences publicly or in writing until after the
Latter-day Saints had moved to Utah and Church leaders had publicly
acknowledged the practice. The historical record of early plural
marriage is therefore thin: few records of the time provide details, and
later reminiscences are not always reliable. Some ambiguity will always
accompany our knowledge about this issue. Like the participants, we
“see through a glass, darkly” and are asked to walk by faith.””
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