I take it this prohibits lethal injection method?

Stacy.

At 11:32 PM 06/18/2003 +0000, you wrote:


The true doctrine of blood atonement is simple to explain --

3 We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be
saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel.

4 We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are:
first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; third,
Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of
hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost.


>From _Mormon Doctrine_ --


President Joseph Fielding Smith has written: "Man may commit certain
grievous sins  according to his light and knowledge  that will place
him beyond the reach of the atoning blood of Christ. If then he would be
saved, he must make sacrifice of his Own life to atone  so far as in
his power lies  for that sin, for the blood of Christ alone under
certain circumstances will not avail. . . . Joseph Smith taught that
there were certain sins so grievous that man may commit, that they will
place the transgressors beyond the power of the atonement of Christ. If
these offenses are committed, then the blood of Christ will not cleanse
them from their sins even though they repent. Therefore their only hope
is to have their own blood shed to atone, as far as possible, in their
behalf" (Doctrines of Salvation, vol. 1, pp. 133-138.) This doctrine can
only be practiced in its fulness in a day when the civil and
ecclesiastical laws are administered in the same hands. It was, for
instance, practiced in the days of Moses, but it was not and could not
be practiced in this dispensation, except that persons who understood
its provisions could and did use their influence to get a form of
capital punishment written into the laws of the various states of the
union so that the blood of murderers could be shed.

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