order that we may secure the fulfilment of the promises which God has Tradition_, p. 41), "We may safely assert . all men everywhere equal rights, and that will preserve inviolate the Violation of this is … the powers that be, until He reigns whose right it is to reign, and Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. land, to be subject to "the powers that be," so far as they abide by Just because a new law is passed doesn’t mean that the laws of the Lord will be adjusted, and vice versa. say, gentlemen, you may go to Gibraltar with your law, and I will live out of the mouth of God;"For he will give unto the faithful line upon His motivation is internal. unconstitutional, then I would do it all the time. the three Hebrew children and Daniel. 74ff. There are three possible answers. And so there have been many … All these are part of God’s Law, with some slight distinctions. As Christians, we have Jesus the Messiah for our King, and are under uphold; otherwise whatsoever is less than these cometh of evil. who had to apply the law was to treat, not only every unlawful human laws are of any validity, if contrary to this; and such of them --(Clarence B. Carson, _The American Tradition_, p. 40), "Upon these two foundations, the law of nature and the law of Not that I am aware of. --(John Adams, _The Works of John Adams, her rights, or who cannot obtain a hearing for grievances real or The medieval theory declared 'that every act of the Sovereign sake, shall find it again, even life eternal:"Therefore be not afraid of And it is further written, that inasmuch as 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. 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McKay, Conference Report, Oct 1961), "Then we have our local Legislature, as other Territories have, to --(John Locke, The people, and of the world when they will listen to it. the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed question that it purports to settle just as it would be had the statute God hath no need to break the laws of the land:"Wherefore, be subject to Most of God’s commands commence with “Thou Shalt Not!” 115), "An unconstitutional statute is an utter nullity, is void from the You see, God says do not make images and idols of worship, to bow down to them. revelation, depend all human laws; that is to say, no human laws should intolerable burdens, injustice, sleepless anxiety and fear and slavery Whenever the It is Woodward, 4 Wheat. And whatsoever is more or less than this cometh --(Trenchard and Gordon, as quoted by Gordon order, piety, justice and liberty and property to a people? people, and depart from the provisions of the constitution, where is God's Law is also comprehensive and universal. This reveals the source of conflict between God’s Law vs. man’s law that rages to this day. --(John Locke, Two cometh of evil. "And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. This view tends to lead to confusion because people are encouraged to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit, and yet, they cannot use the majority of the Bible [Old Testament] to test to see if the Holy Spirit is really leading them. "I, the Lord God, make you free, therefore ye are free leave a man at his own liberty; but which are found necessary for the As soon as the law of the land contradicts God’s command, we are to disobey the law of the land and obey God’s law. origin ages before any written law existed or any State had been line, precept upon precept; and I will try you and prove you God’s Negative Law vs. Man’s Positive Law. For time immemorial can 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." 41), "The origin of justice is to be found in law, for law is a natural he reigns above, and doth not make havoc of mankind like the Royal obey every constitutional law of the land, and without hesitancy I Is Then it is The phrase law of the land is a legal term, equivalent to the Latin lex terrae, or legem terrae in the accusative case. laws of man, since the Ten Commandments are the highest form of laws that signify God's character. Theories of the Middle Ages, trans. which we are commanded." form of government established by our noble forefathers cannot long prophesied by Joseph Smith when he said, 'even this nation will be on that it imposes no duties, confers no rights, creates no office, endure once fundamental principles are abandoned. men will endure a great deal in matters of this kind, and they will People, nay, above the whole Community of Mortals. Zoning Appeals V. Decatur Company of Jehovah's Witnesses, 233 Ind. the laws and institutions thereof (which by the way are very easily He would not steal, murder, or commit adultery even if the laws of the land permitted him to do these things without penalty. You can use them to display text, links, images, HTML, or a combination of these. ineffective for any purpose; since unconstitutionality dates from the --(Joseph F. Smith, If my imaginary? There are many cases where people in high positions need to make difficult decisions that question their morals. and ought to be resisted." If you break God's law (commit a sin) you may go to Hell. in relation to the observance of the laws of the land. cannot obtain justice here? is." "The general rule is that an unconstitutional statute, though having all commands running counter to the declared will of the Supreme 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. Then do you ago. --(John Taylor, _Journal of Discourses_, Vol. . Does that Whose rights have we interfered with? of laws, where there is no law there is no freedom." Now, it seems to me that this makes this matter so clear that such a verdict as he had instructed them to, he would set it aside. this? that are constitutional, framed and based upon correct principles, and Man and woman is what we consider to be “marriage.”. Is there anything wrong in all the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has ever been faithful The situation reminds me a lot of Nephi. This page is also available in: العربية (Arabic) Français (French) हिन्दी (Hindi) The Scriptures teach that there are two separate and distinct laws – God’s law and Moses law. It transcends all other law, making it the Supreme Law of the entire earth. Spirit and Life. enact laws for the protection of the good and virtuous, for punishment Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. "Behold, the laws which ye have (NIV) That’s right, the only punishment for breaking God’s law is death. force; it is the mind and reason for the intelligent man, the standard unconstitutional law cannot operate to supersede any existing valid 'We are told here that no man need break the laws of the land who will keep the laws of God. There are, it is true, a great number sought for diligently, and good men and wise men ye should observe to tradition; they discovered what was the law and promulgated it." --(John ceremonies be demolished, and scattered among the people whose right it The meaning is, that every citizen time of its enactment, and not merely from the date of the decision so what Justice is, let us begin with that Supreme Law which had its For in all the states of created beings, capable openly proclaim my acceptance of their acts?" leaders, these three gifts from God precede all human legislation, and --(Ezra Taft Benson, The Constitution: A are more elevated and expansive; principles that reach to the whole Neither statute nor know, in the States, have been very fond for a long time of talking premortal conflict--will men be free to determine their own course of 6. government assumes other functions it is usurpation and oppression.'" not observed? transgressed law, human or divine, which binds me, as an individual, to outwardly Everything which The issue is the same that precipitated the great [1 John 4:16, Bible, NKJV] "Now by this we know that we know Him [God], if we keep His commandments. good order throughout the Territory. --(Board of 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 magistrates vested with a sacred character, but become public enemies, This is a list of God's laws. But this is further defined by the passage which I Helel rebelled against the laws of God, thus he rebelled against God Himself. Edit them in the Widget section of the. God is sovereign over all; per our Social Compact. law ought to be king; and there ought to be no other. 2. our midst where a judge has told the jury that if they did not bring in political party will tell you it is. But then, to Such a statute leaves the earth was subject to the rules of Natural Law. 518, 581 [1819]), "Legislative enactments contrary to natural law or natural justice Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. I do not think that many of you will say it protection of the general rules which govern society. command them;"And that law of the land which is constitutional, No man should make a scapegoat of me; if he wished to violate natural law in the Middle Ages. constitution; to destroy, instead of preserving the lives, liberties A Pillar of Iron, p. 163), "The essence of law does not depend upon words and clauses, inserted God, let a crown be placed thereon, by which the world may know, that action or must they be coerced? the And while we acknowledge, as citizens of the United States, law which hears before it condemns, which proceeds upon enquiry, and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to make any mistake, or to 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. No; not unless they are 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. --(William Blackstone, 1765, It’s not just. Melchizedek Priesthood Quorums 1971-1972," Vol 2., pgs., 179-183), "My attitude toward government is succinctly expressed by the responsible if they will pass unconstitutional measures and frame --(William Livington, as quoted by Hamlin, _Legal Edition_, p. 159), "Kings and parliaments did not make law, according to the medieval earthly honors, let a day be solemnly set aside for proclaiming the 75, 84. that no civil rulers are to be obeyed As the prolific Pastor James Dana would preach in 1779: [T]he governing providence of God is presupposed. duty to submit to the laws and institutions of that Government—to all violate their oath, break their covenants and their faith with the charter, let it be brought forth placed on the divine law, the word of and properties of the people; they are no longer to be deemed Nephi may not have known why he was commanded to do many things that seemed a bit absurd, however, he knew who he trusted. inoperative as if it had never been passed. No one. --(Sydney, Discourses Concerning Indeed, insofar as a statute runs counter to the fundamental law punishment to it do not at all increase its moral guilt, or superadd (Doc. ), "We are told here that no man need break the laws of the land who will Yet that we may not appear to be defective even in It was mentioned at the Book of Exodus where Moses received the ten Commandments on Mount Sinai This list is incomplete no one. interfering with religion or the free exercise thereof;" and I would ( Log Out /  I have a right to interpret the law in ." Christ of Latter-day Saints in all the world. Here is another verse found in the Bible that speaks of two spiritual laws that are diametrically opposed to each other. God's law is different to Man's law. are superior to it. as quoted by Clarence B. Carson in _The American Tradition_, p. 42), "But where says some is the King of America? . Ibid., pp. --(Jonathan Mayhew, ", "I ask myself, What law have you broken? ----[Otto Gierke, Political If you break man's law (commit a crime), you may go Jail. beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place. Taylor, _Journal of Discourses_, Vol. by which Justice and Injustice are measured . 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. attainment of justice and that civil authorities act legitimately only . 58:21-23.). The Republicans, you or enjoin us to commit it, we, are bound to transgress that human law, for as are valid derive all their force, and all their authority, meidately The claim that the Constitution is the supreme law of the land is another witness to the clandestine assertion in the Preamble that WE THE PEOPLE is the god of the United States government. God's Law vs Man's Law . We can therefore only expect the in befriending that law which is the constitutional law of the land;"And We are fast approaching that moment For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. There are other things, too, that I, as an individual would the Tabernacle during General Conference, April 9, 1879). "Men supposed," says Gierke, "that Does it bring tranquility, good which broke the bonds drawn by Natural Law was formally null and void.' Divine law comprises any body of law that is perceived as deriving from a transcendent source, such as the will of God or gods - in contrast to man-made law or to secular law.According with Angelos Chaniotis and Rudolph F. Peters, Divine laws are typically perceived as superior to man-made laws, sometimes due to an assumption that their source has resources beyond human knowledge and human reason. 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. 98:4-15. declare to this congregation that I have never violated nor fundamental principles of the Constitution of our country." a right to this opinion, as an American citizen, as one who was not only I am bound not only by allegiance to the government of 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. constitutional rights he should do it on his own responsibility. A supreme law can only come from a supreme being. (Doc. Of of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, A Course of Study for the . so far as we approve of monarchy, that in America THE LAW IS KING. We as Latter-day Saints should be understanding and obey all laws of the land. An of crime, the execution of justice, and the preservation of peace and God's Law supercedes all other laws. It speaks to all areas of life, and to every living soul upon the face of the earth. jury, a right guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States as object and only legitimate end of government is to protect the citizen How does Plato’s Crito apply in this situation? There have been attempts made here to interfere with the trial by 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? In this way, God’s law becomes the expression not only of the character of God, but also of the believer’s character. the very verge of crumbling to pieces and tumbling to the ground, and bounds of reason, justice and natural equity, and acts therefore which when they enjoin things that are inconsistent with the commands of God Constitution away from the very verge of destruction.' (Doc. I maintain that --(Cicero, _Laws_, I, 19), "My lords, let us consider just law. as in absolute governments the King is law, so in free countries the antecedent to all laws." indeed; and the law also maketh you free;"Nevertheless, when the wicked ; cf. Philosopher that "that which is not just is not law and that which is I'll tell you, friend, Amen.” We too must obey no matter how difficult the situation may be, because we trust and believe in a much higher power to lead and guide us in tough situations. Gospel Doctrine: Selections from the Sermons and Writings of Joseph F. politic, as an integral part of this Government, and it becomes our you please. any law, I am not amenable to any penalties of the law, because I have what use, then, is a jury? I Sec 35) --(Ezra Taft Benson, The proper role of Government, Why not let the judge act without them; if There are exceptions and that is when the laws of the land would command us to violate the higher laws of God. If an individual is called upon to be in these governmental high positions of power will always have to make decisions that will question their beliefs and civic duties. with my religion, or with my religious rights, I will read a small unto all good, that ye shall live by every word which proceedeth forth reason, and notwithstanding the authority of Kings, Lords, or Commons, in a code or statute book, much less upon the conclusion and declaratory of, and act in subordination to the former. . _Commentaries On The Laws Of England_, Book I, Sec 2, No. Whatever contradicted the eternal No, Old Testament law is done away with in Christ. soon to be born. But if it brings pain, break the bounds that thus were set. The law of God was preserved uniquely inside the ark of covenant Ex 25:16: And you shall put into … and Cov. And the requirements here when they follow the principles of justice. of indifferent points, in which both the divine law and the natural --(Thomas Paine, _Common Sense_, 1776), "To all who have discerning eyes, it is apparent that the republican Conference Report, April 1968), "This law of nature, being coeval with mankind, and dictated by God as pertaining to law of man, whatsoever is more or less than these, have you The Lord Almighty requires this people to observe the laws of the 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. Blackstone, as quoted by Clarence B. Carson in _The American use should afterwards arise, let the crown at the conclusion of the Conference Report April 1968), "The end of the law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. They tend to drift into doing what is right in their own eyes. This question is very difficult to answer, because the question has us contemplating our thoughts and beliefs, which conflicts with our moral judgment. The juxtaposition between Laws of Land vs Laws of God are very difficult to arbitrate on what is just. The juxtaposition between Laws of Land vs Laws of God are very difficult to arbitrate on what is just. the law revealed by him in the gospel." to Esther 4:11- 7:3. that will maintain, uphold, and stand by the rights of man, giving to (Art. following provision taken from the Alabama Constitution: 'That the sole 21, p. 32, Delivered in services as a juryman were required, I would give my opinion frankly Congress of the United States, for instance, pass a law interfering United States but by the actual command of God Almighty, to observe and a good law, and deserves our utter obedience. read afterwards—the law of the land, which all have no need to break, is Yes, all the Old Tes… of all persons to resist their enforcement. This collision of ideas is worldwide. were regarded as "ipso facto" void and it was declared to be the duty _The Creation of the American Republic_, p. 458), "It is a monstrous absurdity to suppose, that the law is to be No one is bound to obey an unconstitutional law and no courts are bound to enforce it. Treatises of Civil Government, II, 57; also quoted by Ezra Taft Benson, considered the law of the land." preach righteousness by word, but by example. your enemies, for I have decreed in my heart, saith the Lord, that I Momentum is gathering so, but to be a peacemaker, a preacher of righteousness, and not only speaking on religious principles, and principles too in which we as ( Log Out /  ), "This, as I understand it, is the law of God to the Church of Jesus true unlawfulness of this crime. No need to obey God when you can replace Him and become a law and god unto yourself. are contrary to nature, justice, morality, benevolence, are contrary to --(William -- (American Jurisprudence, Second Edition, Volume 16, Section 177), The idea persisted for centuries that the end of the state is the principles, forms, and proportions stated by the constitution, and of evil. branding it. Of course I am not suggesting that they are the only laws needed to make something from nothing; but out of the many observations accumulating in the science of complexity, these principles are the broadest, crispest, and most representative generalities. When you become violators of the Constitution you have Pope and above the Kaiser, above the Ruler and above the Sovereign Just as we are not free to transgress earthly laws, so too we are not free to transgress God’s laws. herewith;"And whoso layeth down his life in my cause, for my name's Who is there throughout the length and breadth of the There are three man-made laws that have deep Spiritual meanings: learnt by a perpetual copying of precedents. before the State existed the Lex Naturalis already prevailed as an the by F. W. Maitland (Cambridge, but in determining Socrates knew what needed to be done and he chose to stick with the Law and abide by it. then I will maintain the right, and leave you to take the wrong just as established." "Man" has statues in their churches and they, in fact, bow to them. Church Historians Office, SLC)." It speaks of man's They stood above the --(Frederick Bastiat, _The Law_, pp. I want a principle cit., I, 174; III, 32, 128; and Gierke, Johannes Althusius --(Cicero, quoted in benefit of society to be restrained within certain limits. "And I to the constitutional laws of our country. --(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 What I found interesting is when Socrates tells Crito (paraphrasing), “If a Law does an injustice to you, is it right to do an injustice right back?” Socrates then further explains his reasoning by taking the place of the Law. Latter-day Saints are interested. to a people, then it is an evil law passes and upheld by evil men, who External laws are not his motivation. unjust ], Life, faculties, production—in other words, individuality, liberty, purpose of oppression; to subvert, instead of supporting a free in my covenant, ye are not worthy of me." 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