The Liberal Mormon: “Your Attitude Toward War”

Your Attitude Toward War

Problem: What Should Be the Attitude of Latter-day Saint Youth Toward War?

At the time this lesson was written World War II was raging. The Latter-day Saints in all the world were either directly or indirectly involved; many were wearing the uniforms of their respective countries and all were subject to intense nationalistic programs. In the dilemma, it is fitting that all recall the twelfth article of faith: “We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law.”Even though circumstances compel us to assert the rule of “force,” as Christians we should carry the spirit of”love”; never should we forget the brotherhood of man and the fatherhood of God.

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