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Published: Monday, Feb. 20 2012 1:18 p.m. MST

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jsf
Centerville, UT

"According to the Book of Mormon, the Lamanites lived in the present-day American Southwest, traveled south and face years of hardship, and are prophesized to eventually return to the Promised Land" Where does it say this. My understanding is all the Americas were the Promised Land.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

Just another demophraphic that will not vote for Mitt Romney.

Carlos71
Tempe, AZ

I am from Argentina, a Mormon for 40 years now, living legally in the US on a temporary basis for professional advancement, and intending to return to Argentina to continue contributing to the community and serving in the Church there. As such, I must say that the Church clearly and unequivocally teaches that the Lord requires obedience to the law of the land, as stated both in the ancient and modern Scripture, and also as taught by Prophets and Apostles, including President Monson. Crossing the border illegally, working without a permit, assuming a stolen or counterfeit identity in order to be allowed to work, living a secretive life in order to not get caught, are actions absolutely incompatible with the honesty and truthfulness that are required by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Jesus taught that those who hear His word and don't obey it are building on a sandy foundation, and are unable to resist the evil. The concept of ecclesiastical leaders that can be deported, of missionaries who cannot travel in the open for fear of deportation, of members who are exempted of the honesty requisite when considered for baptism, Priesthood advancement, callings and Temple ordinances is incomprehensible to me. There is a difference between right and wrong, between legal and illegal immigration. I have heard all kinds of excuses for illegal immigration, all blatantly false including those in this article. The Book of Mormon teaches that only when the Church is based on His Gospel, God will manifest His works in it. Anything more or less than the truth is not from God, it is evil.

My View
Granby, MO

I share these very personal experiences with you, hoping to impress upon you that wherever you live, whatever circumstances you live in, whatever your background or challenges might be, the gospel light has the power and purpose to bring blessings into your life and into the lives of those placed in your path. The gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored to bring blessings to our Heavenly Fatherâs children. You are planted in your country, your community, your family to facilitate these blessings. I urge you to bloom where you are planted!

From a Brigham Young University Womenâs Conference address given April 29, 2005.What you do today will determine how the heavenly rays of the gospel will light every land in the future.
Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Maybe if those from Mexico went back to Mexico, they could make it a decent place to live instead of a place to flee from.

higv
Dietrich, ID

The issue isn't there immigration status but rule of law. No one is against legal immigrants. Does the Lord tell someone to break the law? Miles Romney didn't do anything illegal when he went to Mexico.

Interesting on that issue is that some apostles didn't think illegal residents should be baptized but Spencer Kimball said baptize them. In Ed Kimbals lengthen your stride. Situations in there country make them want to immigrate.

I worked with a good number of latinos myself. They are encouraged to stay in there homeland and told if necessary to immigrate legally. Gospel living and thePEF can make you so they can stay in there countries and not want to immigrate.

As for were the BOM lands were we have much speculation but no knowledge of were they are.

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