I pretty much agree with everything you said, Gary. And, I want to thank
you for serving in the Armed Forces.
On Wed, 16 Oct 2002 00:17:42 -0500 Gary Smith <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> Wait a minute!!!! Capt Moroni lived under the Mosaic Law. Surely
> command is what would apply to him. Besides, just because Christ
> fulfilled the Mosaic Law, does not mean he totally supplanted it.
> are many things in the Law of Moses we still abide by: Ten
> for instance.
> And wars of aggression were commanded by God. If something is
> of God, like Nephi slaying Laban, does that command suddenly get
> supplanted by Christ's law? Would that mean that we should look
> Nephi's killing Laban as an evil act, since Christ told us to turn
> other cheek and pray for those who despitefully use us?
> The Mosaic Law is a Terrestrial Law. It is a subset of the Celestial
> of Christ. It wasn't destroyed at Christ's coming, but just
> If God were to command a new Zion's Army to retake Independence,
> you think it too Mosaic? Or would you just believe that whatever the
> commands is what is in vogue.
> When Moses and Joshua led Israel to aggressive wars, the only reason
> gave for it was that those nations had ripened in iniquity and He
> them thrust out and totally obliterated: even women, children and
> animals. So exacting was this order that when Saul mercifully saved
> king's life, Samuel hacked him to pieces to show obedience to God.
> 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
> 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
> 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,
> 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
> by them, then what is the solution? Why don't we have General
> warning us of them today? Why didn't Ezra Taft Benson warn us about
> CFR? In fact, If my memory serves me right, I think Eisenhower
> to the CFR, and he hired ETB as his Agricultural Secretary. Does
> mean ETB was duped? Should we all move to Alaska to hide from all
> conspiracy theories? What if someone starts a new one saying that
> 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
> fight a hidden enemy, but I can fight the ones that build armies and
> out in the open. When we have actual evidence against the CFR, then
> 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
> Bush is evil or that he is duped by evil men. Therefore, I must
> that he will do his humanly best to guide us.
> There is no question of the dangers of Saddam. Even Marc doesn't
> his being toppled. So let's stop pretending that all wars of
> are evil. They aren't. And in reality, this is NOT a war of
> We are at war with a difficult enemy. The best chance we have at
> terrorists down is to fight those governments that support it.
> is currently playing on our side, so until that changes, we need to
> our battles against out right enemies.
> K'aya K'ama,
> Gerald/gary Smith gszion1 @juno.com http://www
> "No one is as hopelessly enslaved as the person who thinks he's
> free." -
> Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
> And Christ came to fulfill the OT law and offer a higher law. (IOW,
> the term
> "Bible" less categorically and I think you'll see a stark contrast
> between OT and
> NT ideas).
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