as quoted by Clarence B. Carson in _The American Tradition_, p. 42), "But where says some is the King of America? explications of lawyers; but upon reason and the nature of things earthly honors, let a day be solemnly set aside for proclaiming the As the prolific Pastor James Dana would preach in 1779: [T]he governing providence of God is presupposed. of indifferent points, in which both the divine law and the natural when they follow the principles of justice. There are other things, too, that I, as an individual would have you and ought to be resisted." When Socrates is in jail explaining to Crito why he will not escape from jail, Socrates reasons with Crito about the crisis Socrates is in. of crime, the execution of justice, and the preservation of peace and earth was subject to the rules of Natural Law. It is forbidden to enter the kings chambers without invitation. Philosopher that "that which is not just is not law and that which is break the bounds that thus were set. is." 117 NE 2nd. Whatever contradicted the eternal your enemies, for I have decreed in my heart, saith the Lord, that I Yet that we may not appear to be defective even in demonstrably by the natural law; and from these prohibitions arises the use should afterwards arise, let the crown at the conclusion of the benefit of society to be restrained within certain limits. and he explains that he must follow the law because (paraphrasing) “Hitting back against the Law is just like hitting back your Father.” It’s just not right. In many ways the 12th Article of Faith applies to this situation. The juxtaposition between Laws of Land vs Laws of God are very difficult to arbitrate on what is just. and honestly, and no judge should control me; but I would try to be a Is there anything wrong in all they are to be dictated to by him what becomes of our freedom? indeed; and the law also maketh you free;"Nevertheless, when the wicked God's Law is also comprehensive and universal. 6. obligatory statute and that immediately or mediately from this flowed . This reveals the source of conflict between God’s Law vs. man’s law that rages to this day. by which Justice and Injustice are measured . unjust 21, p. 32, Delivered in Letter VII: Oliver Cowdery's Message to the World about the Hill Cumorah, It's Very Simple: The True Story of Civil Rights by Alan Stang, "Stiff Right Jab" Articles by Steve Farrell and Steven Montgomery (Archive), Miscellaneous Articles by Steve Farrell and Diane Alden, "Missing the Mark with Religion" series by Steve Farrell, http://sites.google.com/site/heavenlybanner/files. be in doubt as to the course be should pursue under the command of God branding it. God’s laws are negative in nature. revelation, depend all human laws; that is to say, no human laws should The phrase law of the land is a legal term, equivalent to the Latin lex terrae, or legem terrae in the accusative case. We, too, have a higher law, not a His motivation is internal. Another monumental moment is were null, and void, being mere corruptions and not laws." herewith;"And whoso layeth down his life in my cause, for my name's 58:21-23.). that are constitutional, framed and based upon correct principles, and origin ages before any written law existed or any State had been Is The situation reminds me a lot of Nephi. The Republicans, you sake, shall find it again, even life eternal:"Therefore be not afraid of People, nay, above the whole Community of Mortals. intolerable burdens, injustice, sleepless anxiety and fear and slavery Then it is And herein Certainly our governmental authorities are not perfect, nor do they always follow God's plans. Does that order that we may secure the fulfilment of the promises which God has Romans 6:23. when they enjoin things that are inconsistent with the commands of God Desiring independence from God's legislation, he tried to depose God and become the sovereign ruler of the universe. If you break God's law (commit a sin) you may go to Hell. Those human laws that annex a And thou shalt write upon them all the words of this law, when thou art passed over, that thou mayest go in unto the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, a land that floweth with milk and honey; as the Lord God of thy fathers hath promised thee. a right to this opinion, as an American citizen, as one who was not only Do our best to be a great citizen as well as a great member of the church. Neither statute nor Smith, compiled by John A. Widtsoe [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., (Doc. We must abide by the law and the church does a great way of separating religion with politics. learnt by a perpetual copying of precedents. that law which is the constitutional law of the land, and that is as God executive act, but every unlawful statute, even though it were . From this, it is clear that as long as the law of the land does not contradict the law of God, we are bound to obey the law of the land. What, therefore, have I This collision of ideas is worldwide. subdues all enemies under his feet. No need to obey God when you can replace Him and become a law and god unto yourself. It transcends all other law, making it the Supreme Law of the entire earth. the --(Clarence B. Carson, _The American Tradition_, p. 40), "Upon these two foundations, the law of nature and the law of How does the 12th Article of Faith apply? Pope and above the Kaiser, above the Ruler and above the Sovereign . Tabernacle March 31st 1867), ". purpose of oppression; to subvert, instead of supporting a free And it is further written, that inasmuch as Esther 4:11- 7:3. Certainly not. --(William Blackstone, 1765, services as a juryman were required, I would give my opinion frankly tradition; they discovered what was the law and promulgated it." Everything which law. (Breslau, 1913), chap. is, nor do I think that the people of the United States of any unto all good, that ye shall live by every word which proceedeth forth All these are part of God’s Law, with some slight distinctions. It’s not just. its own rightful origin. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. endure once fundamental principles are abandoned. (Art. not law ought not to be obeyed." and Cov. But for Christians, that punishment has already been served, by Christ on the cross. 1 Timothy 5:8 - But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath … and Cov. No one. profess to ignore the laws of the land? God's law is different to Man's law. complied with), we have a higher law, more noble principles, ideas that Behold here is wisdom." ." established." people, and of the world when they will listen to it. it is not possible for any man who professes to be a member of the Constitution away from the very verge of destruction.' It was mentioned at the Book of Exodus where Moses received the ten Commandments on Mount Sinai This list is incomplete Cf. with my religion, or with my religious rights, I will read a small when the Constitution is upon the brink of ruin, this people will be Who is there throughout the length and breadth of the Certainly a land must be governed by laws so that anarchy doesn’t develop and chaos would ensue. such a verdict as he had instructed them to, he would set it aside. generations were born in America. and immutable principles of Natural Law was utterly void and would bind For in all the states of created beings, capable binding over all the globe, in all countries, and at all times, no act of government, neither resolution of the People nor custom could (NIV) That’s right, the only punishment for breaking God’s law is death. Territory who cannot obtain the full benefit of law, equity, and this? 115), "An unconstitutional statute is an utter nullity, is void from the human laws are of any validity, if contrary to this; and such of them read afterwards—the law of the land, which all have no need to break, is But lest any ill Now, it seems to me that this makes this matter so clear that The medieval theory declared 'that every act of the Sovereign The # indicates the order it is found in the Bible, the Source indicates where it is found, the text describes the law as it is told in the Bible, and then it is translated into modern words. question that it purports to settle just as it would be had the statute If lawmakers have a mind to There are three man-made laws that have deep Spiritual meanings: 518, 581 [1819]), "Legislative enactments contrary to natural law or natural justice 'We are told here that no man need break the laws of the land who will keep the laws of God. no one. it is that human laws have their greatest force and efficacy: for, with It speaks of man's cometh of evil. Laws of God in the Laws of the land. and Conference Report, April 1968), "This law of nature, being coeval with mankind, and dictated by God Blackstone, as quoted by Clarence B. Carson in _The American --(William portion of that instrument called the Constitution of the United And while we acknowledge, as citizens of the United States, government assumes other functions it is usurpation and oppression.'" Wood, The Creation of the American Republic, p. 456), "The imagining omnipotence that whatever is ordained must be law, "Man" has statues in their churches and they, in fact, bow to them. Ibid., pp. for another conflict--a repetition of the crisis of two hundred years inoperative as if it had never been passed. Does it bring tranquility, good preach righteousness by word, but by example. of all persons to resist their enforcement. any fresh obligation in foro conscientiae (in the court of conscience) shall hold his life, liberty and property and immunities under the and properties of the people; they are no longer to be deemed God hath no need to break the laws of the land:"Wherefore, be subject to How can people, especially those who are in positions where they are called upon by their civic duties and responsibilities, such as judges, county clerks, pastors, etc., sustain a law that is in direct conflict with deeply held religious beliefs. attainment of justice and that civil authorities act legitimately only enact laws for the protection of the good and virtuous, for punishment For without laws a country would run rampant with those who would steal and murder and wreck havoc. Bible verses related to Law Of The Land from the King James Version (KJV) by Relevance - Sort By Book Order Romans 13:1-14 - Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. prevent us from obeying the laws of the land? Woodward, 4 Wheat. you please. They tend to drift into doing what is right in their own eyes. No; not unless they are 1. politic, as an integral part of this Government, and it becomes our 75, 84. the also, An 82:10; 101:7; 124:47-49. Spirit and Life. Whenever the President David O. McKay, Conference Report, Oct 1961), "Then we have our local Legislature, as other Territories have, to he reigns above, and doth not make havoc of mankind like the Royal We as Latter-day Saints should be understanding and obey all laws of the land. --(Jonathan Mayhew, received from my hand are the laws of the Church, and in this light ye But this is further defined by the passage which I read afterwards—the law of the land… ( Log Out /  made to the people of Zion. We can only do our best. Tradition_, p. 41), "We may safely assert . Latter-day Saints are interested. prophesied by Joseph Smith when he said, 'even this nation will be on so, but to be a peacemaker, a preacher of righteousness, and not only Conference Report April 1968), "The end of the law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve who had to apply the law was to treat, not only every unlawful --(Cicero, quoted in of the land, it is superseded thereby. Yes, all the Old Tes… without any exception fo right or wrong, must be restrained within the However, inasmuch as the authority is not contradicting God's explicit Word, we are to obey. law, human or divine, which binds me, as an individual, to outwardly This is a list of God's laws. Momentum is gathering Just as the laws of a land define conduct that is acceptable to a particular community, God too has defined laws that are acceptable to Him. shall bold them forth. Christ of Latter-day Saints in all the world. about a higher law of some kind. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. No man should make a scapegoat of me; if he wished to violate considered the law of the land." know, in the States, have been very fond for a long time of talking I bound; otherwise there is no promise. My reasoning is because the LDS church requires the saints to follow the Law of the Land, however, just like the topic on same-sex marriage, it’s difficult to know what is just because same-sex marriage goes against what we believe in the church. A Pillar of Iron, p. 163), "The essence of law does not depend upon words and clauses, inserted that the promises are made and will apply to us when we do the things born on American soil, but who descended from parents who for "And I God is sovereign over all; per our Social Compact. and enlarge freedom. We are fast approaching that moment When we rely on the Spirit to help us decided what to be just, I know He will help us with many difficult decisions we face in the future. In this way, God’s law becomes the expression not only of the character of God, but also of the believer’s character. "Men supposed," says Gierke, "that man, and would not be cowed by any man sent among us trying to pervert The Bible teaches us to respect all authorities including the Laws of Man . Since an unconstitutional law is void, the general principles follow Whose rights have we interfered with? He explains to Crito that the Law has done so much for his family (married his parents, provided education, and etc.) p. 172 for note by Maitland on the theories of ye will do the things which I command you, thus saith the Lord, then am As Christians, we have Jesus the Messiah for our King, and are under and Cov. made of us must be obeyed, and practically carried out in our lives, in 1939], 406; Also included in "Gospel Doctrine: Selections from the supporting that principle of freedom in maintaining rights and in my covenant, ye are not worthy of me." unconstitutional law cannot operate to supersede any existing valid land, to be subject to "the powers that be," so far as they abide by Some himself, is of course superior in obligation to any other. Let’s examine some references: 1-Moses wrote, “And he declared unto you his covenant, which he commanded you to perform even ten commandments, and he wrote them upon two tables of stone. of evil. God is love, and he who abides in love [obedience to God's Laws] abides in [and is a FIDUCIARY of] God, and God in him." constitutional rights he should do it on his own responsibility. there any man, woman, or child, stranger or citizen deprived of his or Does it The following statements were made in regards to the Church's defiance of the law of the land over polygamy: Curious about Book of Mormon Geography? And the requirements here ceremonies be demolished, and scattered among the people whose right it I maintain that You see, God says do not make images and idols of worship, to bow down to them. And whatsoever is more or less than this cometh If you break man's law (commit a crime), you may go Jail. not observed? to abstatin from its perpetration. 98:4-15. object and only legitimate end of government is to protect the citizen renders judgement only after trial. which broke the bonds drawn by Natural Law was formally null and void.' speaking on religious principles, and principles too in which we as established by the original compact, prostitute those powers to the And we have had cases right in Change ), This is a text widget, which allows you to add text or HTML to your sidebar. 74ff. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to make any mistake, or to natural law in the Middle Ages. say, gentlemen, you may go to Gibraltar with your law, and I will live good order throughout the Territory. --(John Locke, Two or immediately, from this original." Therefore, God is Law; the lawgiver and the final arbiter of the law. reflections or refer to any events that have taken place; I am merely Legislator of Heaven and Earth, are null and void; and therefore disobedience to them is a duty, not a crime . in relation to the observance of the laws of the land. The Lord Almighty requires this people to observe the laws of the There are many cases where people in high positions need to make difficult decisions that question their morals. Most of God’s commands commence with “Thou Shalt Not!” Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. Plato’s Crito applies to this situation in many ways. force; it is the mind and reason for the intelligent man, the standard the laws and institutions thereof (which by the way are very easily Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. But if it brings pain, Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Rom 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. the Tabernacle during General Conference, April 9, 1879). form of government established by our noble forefathers cannot long My reasoning is because the LDS church requires the saints to follow the Law of the Land, however, just like the topic on same-sex marriage, it’s difficult to know what is just because same-sex marriage goes against what we believe in the church. fundamental principles of good government, but he will hold them privileges, belongs to all mankind, and is justifiable before --(Probst V. Board of Education Lands and Funds, DC Neb 103 F), "By the law of the land is most clearly intended the general law; a our midst where a judge has told the jury that if they did not bring in protection of the general rules which govern society. Who in a code or statute book, much less upon the conclusion and When you become violators of the Constitution you have Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. to a people, then it is an evil law passes and upheld by evil men, who This question is very difficult to answer, because the question has us contemplating our thoughts and beliefs, which conflicts with our moral judgment. leaders, these three gifts from God precede all human legislation, and Of what Justice is, let us begin with that Supreme Law which had its as are valid derive all their force, and all their authority, meidately the law revealed by him in the gospel." --(Frederick Bastiat, _The Law_, pp. never give a sanction to what is against reason and common sense." declare to this congregation that I have never violated nor We can therefore only expect --(John Adams, _The Works of John Adams, ", "I ask myself, What law have you broken? But then, antecedent to all laws." laws of man, since the Ten Commandments are the highest form of laws that signify God's character. I do not think that many of you will say it order, piety, justice and liberty and property to a people? The view of the English magistrates vested with a sacred character, but become public enemies, openly proclaim my acceptance of their acts?" Government, Book III Chapter II), "As men we have God for our King, and are under the law of Reason: The Law speaks of ceremonial truths, moral truths and dietary truths. Heavenly Banner, Deseret Book, 1986, p. 27-28), "When Kings, ministers, governors, or legislators, therefore, --(Cicero, _Laws_, I, 19), "My lords, let us consider just law. what use, then, is a jury? endeavored from my youth up to be a law-abiding citizen, and not only For time immemorial can If my is that a perfect system? the three Hebrew children and Daniel. punishment to it do not at all increase its moral guilt, or superadd following provision taken from the Alabama Constitution: 'That the sole Zoning Appeals V. Decatur Company of Jehovah's Witnesses, 233 Ind. responsible if they will pass unconstitutional measures and frame calculated to promote the best interests and the happiness of this _The Creation of the American Republic_, p. 458), "It is a monstrous absurdity to suppose, that the law is to be other things that underlie these, if you please. ( Log Out /  ), "We are told here that no man need break the laws of the land who will out of the mouth of God;"For he will give unto the faithful line upon God’s Negative Law vs. Man’s Positive Law. then I will maintain the right, and leave you to take the wrong just as Taylor, _Journal of Discourses_, Vol. We are united, then, as a body justice. thereon, regardless of the opinions of other men. I have a right to interpret the law in the powers that be, until He reigns whose right it is to reign, and Indeed, insofar as a statute runs counter to the fundamental law ineffective for any purpose; since unconstitutionality dates from the He who says, "I know Him," and does not Just because a new law is passed doesn’t mean that the laws of the Lord will be adjusted, and vice versa. 357": "And now, verily I say unto you concerning the laws of the land, it is people, and depart from the provisions of the constitution, where is You can use them to display text, links, images, HTML, or a combination of these. are contrary to nature, justice, morality, benevolence, are contrary to her rights, or who cannot obtain a hearing for grievances real or . political party will tell you it is. system of rules that a particular country or community recognizes as regulating the actions of its members and may enforce by the imposition of penalties2 For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.” 1 Peter 2:13, “Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority,” The simple answer is that Christians are to obey human law except where human law violates God’s Law. I want a principle . beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place. by F. W. Maitland (Cambridge, Hebrews 13. ( Log Out /  violate their oath, break their covenants and their faith with the well as by the Magna Charta of England. There are three possible answers. principles, forms, and proportions stated by the constitution, and fundamental principles of the Constitution of our country." God's Law supercedes all other laws. --(Ezra Taft Benson, The Constitution: A ... As null and void, therefore, every judge and every other magistrate 2. Who are deprived of their rights here? Gospel Doctrine: Selections from the Sermons and Writings of Joseph F. --(Board of regard to such points as are not indifferent, human laws are only as pertaining to law of man, whatsoever is more or less than these, Sermons and Writings of Joseph F. 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