Personal - Spirituality
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- Political Treatment
To put the following outline of the political treatment of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in context, it is important to understand the Church's general support of righteous government as described in the canonical scriptures of the Church, in particular the Doctrine & Covenants; a body of scripture believed by the Church to be modern revelation received directly from Jesus Christ. As such, please consider the following:
5 And the law of the land which is constitutional, supporting that principle of freedom in maintaining rights and privileges, belongs to all mankind, and is justifiable before me. 6 Therefore, I, the Lord, justify you, and your brethren of my church, in befriending that law which is the constitutional law of the land;
D&C 101: 77 and 80
77 According to the laws and constitution of the people, which I have suffered to be established, and should be maintained for the rights and protection of all flesh, according to just and holy principles;
80 And for this purpose have I established the Constitution of this land, by the hands of wise men whom I raised up unto this very purpose, . . ..
[In the context of the dedicatory prayer offered for the Kirtland Temple; a most sacred edifice erected for the worship of God; the first such edifice erected in the dispensation of the fulness of times.]
Have mercy, O Lord, upon all the nations of the earth; have mercy upon the rulers of our land; may those principles, which were so honorably and nobly defended, namely, the Constitution of our land, by our fathers, be established forever.
Let no man break the laws of the land, for he that keepeth the laws of God hath no need to break the laws of the land.
- United States of America
- Unites States Declaration of Independence
- United States Constitution
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
Bill of Rights
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
- State of Illinois
- HR0627 93rd General Assembly: House Resolution Adopted by Voice Vote - March 24, 2004
- HR0793 93rd General Assembly: House Resolution Adopted by Voice Vote - April 1, 2004
- Minor edits to and last paragraph removed from HR0627.
- State of Missouri