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Published: Tuesday, July 5 2011 6:00 a.m. MDT

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CherRic
Salt Lake City, UT

I enjoyed learning about Parley P. Pratt's second Declaration of Independence and the explanation of the Lord's calling of the Nations.

RoseLee
HERMITAGE, MO

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 fulfill." Thanks!

jimhale
Eugene, OR

All who choose to follow Christ - He has chosen to redeem.

Bob Pomeroy
Bisbee, AZ

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.

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