Elder L. Tom Perry: 'Obedience to Law Is Liberty'

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  • The Scientist Provo, UT
    April 9, 2013 11:50 a.m.

    Obedience is not only the first law of heaven, it is also the first law of totalitarianism.

  • John Pack Lambert of Michigan Ypsilanti, MI
    April 7, 2013 8:29 p.m.

    I also had to wonder if Elder Perry was a bit too optimitic about how well people follow the 4 commandments he mentioned. However, I think in general most people would in practice say that murder, lieing, stealing and dishonoring parents is bad. Although I am not sure about the fourth. It is definately clear that there is more acceptance of these principals in society than the other six, so at least as an issue of magnitude Elder Perry is right.

  • Cinci Man FT MITCHELL, KY
    April 7, 2013 3:42 p.m.

    What a great talk. It was truly an old fashion sermon, not holding back. When he spoke of 4 of the Ten Commandments that we follow as a society, I had to scratch my head at the mention of murder. Abortion, like murder, is the taking of the life of another without the victim being involved in the choice. Ending the life of a fetus when the mother had no choice for the preganancy, such as is the case of rape and incest, is a difficult choice left between the mother, who had no choice in the matter, and God. Elder Perry showed restraint to avoid this sensitive topic, but in reality, society obeys only 3 of the 10. It was a great conference. Thank you to the Church leaders!