Scriptural Discussion #12: War—To Be Renounced


WAR—TO BE RENOUNCED

The Lord said, “Therefore, renounce war and proclaim peace, and seek diligently to turn the hearts of the children to their fathers, and the hearts of the fathers to the children;” (D&C 98: 16)

Discuss.

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4 Comments

  1. I spent six years on active duty in one of the military services, and have spent the four years since working as a civilian for a different military service and another government agency heavily into research and cooperation with the military.

    All I can say is that my spirit aches more every day. Every day I can see more and more clearly why Lucifer will by up armies and navies – and how he actually does it. In fact the other day I came across the following:

    http://www.foreignpolicy.com/story/cms.php?story_id=4243

    All I could think about was President Kimball’s talk The False God’s We Worship, and how we as humans, and especially LDS (since we should know better), lack faith.

    So why am I still part of Satan’s military arm, you ask? Because I’m weak, and although stuck with a skill set that in most cases is highly transferable, can’t seem to transfer it. But I digress.

    The older I get, (I’m not that old), the more I understand that war must be renounced – not because it is ugly and painful and hell – but because it demonstrates a lack of faith. I am reminded of Screwtape bemoaning war because it gives people a chance to be ‘heroic’ and rise above themselves. True, but the way to Zion, as a people, isn’t found while riding in an armored personnel carrier.

  2. For some reason I was logged in on my old login. It’s just me.

  3. My ward L-O-V-E-s “the war” – and the human tools that Satan use in it – while I converted to follow The Prince of Peace, so I was denied a Temple recommend.
    I wish that Bishops and Stake Presidents were not to exclude those who still believe in “Love Thy Enemies”.
    Who leads the Church if I am not to follow Jesus Christ?

  4. If you don’t mind my asking, on what grounds the denial? Associations, don’t sustain church leaders, don’t go to meetings because you don’t like the attitude? Just curious about what could possibly be offensive about loving your neighbor, relying upon God, etc…


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