Wait a minute!!!! Capt Moroni lived under the Mosaic Law. Surely that command is what would apply to him. Besides, just because Christ fulfilled the Mosaic Law, does not mean he totally supplanted it. There are many things in the Law of Moses we still abide by: Ten Commandments, for instance.
And wars of aggression were commanded by God. If something is commanded of God, like Nephi slaying Laban, does that command suddenly get supplanted by Christ's law? Would that mean that we should look upon Nephi's killing Laban as an evil act, since Christ told us to turn the other cheek and pray for those who despitefully use us? The Mosaic Law is a Terrestrial Law. It is a subset of the Celestial Law of Christ. It wasn't destroyed at Christ's coming, but just superceded. If God were to command a new Zion's Army to retake Independence, would you think it too Mosaic? Or would you just believe that whatever the Lord commands is what is in vogue. When Moses and Joshua led Israel to aggressive wars, the only reason God gave for it was that those nations had ripened in iniquity and He wanted them thrust out and totally obliterated: even women, children and animals. So exacting was this order that when Saul mercifully saved a king's life, Samuel hacked him to pieces to show obedience to God. Who was doing right? Saul in mercy, or Samuel in obedience? As I mentioned in a previous post, Capt Moroni was involved in pre-emptive attacks. The Nephites, in their righteousness, attempted to drive the Gadiantons out. I know some on this list fear being involved in world wars, or world governments, but the reality is we can't allow the Gadiantons to grow out of control. Do I think we can stop Gadiantons? No. But I also believe that if we stand by as the wicked Nephites did, we will end up with a nation in decline/collapse. As for the CFR/TC worries of JWR and others, just what would you have us do? Who do you suggest we trust? If even decent people are totally duped by them, then what is the solution? Why don't we have General Authorities warning us of them today? Why didn't Ezra Taft Benson warn us about the CFR? In fact, If my memory serves me right, I think Eisenhower belonged to the CFR, and he hired ETB as his Agricultural Secretary. Does that mean ETB was duped? Should we all move to Alaska to hide from all the conspiracy theories? What if someone starts a new one saying that there are secret combinations in Alaska? Then where do we hide? The reality is, they exist and we can't run nor hide from them. I can't fight a hidden enemy, but I can fight the ones that build armies and come out in the open. When we have actual evidence against the CFR, then I'll worry about them. But until they launch a direct attack on our nation or the Constitution, I'll have to pick my battles. I have no proof that Bush is evil or that he is duped by evil men. Therefore, I must trust that he will do his humanly best to guide us. There is no question of the dangers of Saddam. Even Marc doesn't oppose his being toppled. So let's stop pretending that all wars of aggression are evil. They aren't. And in reality, this is NOT a war of aggression. We are at war with a difficult enemy. The best chance we have at slowing terrorists down is to fight those governments that support it. Pakistan is currently playing on our side, so until that changes, we need to pick our battles against out right enemies. K'aya K'ama, Gerald/gary Smith gszion1 @juno.com http://www .geocities.com/rameumptom/index.html "No one is as hopelessly enslaved as the person who thinks he's free." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Marc: And Christ came to fulfill the OT law and offer a higher law. (IOW, use the term "Bible" less categorically and I think you'll see a stark contrast between OT and NT ideas). ________________________________________________________________ GET INTERNET ACCESS FROM JUNO! Juno offers FREE or PREMIUM Internet access for less! Join Juno today! For your FREE software, visit: http://dl.www.juno.com/get/web/. ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ==^================================================================ This email was sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org EASY UNSUBSCRIBE click here: http://topica.com/u/?aaP9AU.bWix1n Or send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] T O P I C A -- Register now to manage your mail! http://www.topica.com/partner/tag02/register ==^================================================================