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Published: Saturday, July 17 2010 8:00 p.m. MDT

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UtahBlueDevil

Resident, you asked Liberal Dude about social justice. These are from the book of James.

1: 22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his atongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.

27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

2: 8 If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt alove thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:

2:15 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,

2:16 And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?

I think Christ was pretty clear on whats expected.

midwestreader

Nice to see some more midwest readers outside of the Utah bubble that have commented so eloquently on this issue. It is not a black and white issue, and anyone who has left the borders of the state know that well. The first presidency was very wise in their wording of this very touchy issue. It would be wise to heed their comments.

LDS Liberal

UtahBlueDevil | 2:31 p.m.
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Sweet!
Thanks.
Now I have it saved for furture reference.

Like I've posted before - I'm not a bible-bashing-Mormon. I read the scriptures, I think I understand them, I just can't seem to be able to quote chapter and verse to these guys (letter of the law, vs. Spirit of the law-types).

You said it Bro.
That's what I'm talking about!!

Jesus said what he meant to say,
and these guys keep wanting more and more petty little rules to follow and then run around buggy whipping those who don't conform.

It's not the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
I will follow His example, not a bunch of culture based rules.

Thanks again.

Peace, out!

The Atheist

all of god's children? How is that relevant? This is a political issue. Elected representatives do not represent "god's children" - they represent the legal citizens of the U.S. and their interests. They do NOT represent illegal aliens who are NOT citizens and who do not have the right to vote nor any of the rights guaranteed by the Constitution. They are not under the Constitution. They are outside it. The rights guaranteed by the Constitution are not guaranteed to anyone but legal citizens of the United States.

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