Monday, July 07, 2008

On Democrats, Republicans, and Satan's Plan

Paul Mero has a post at the Utah Amicus regarding a qote frome former LDS Prophet Ezra Taft Benson (before he was the Prophet. The quote:

In the war in heaven the devil advocated absolute eternal security at the sacrifice of our freedom. Although there is nothing more desirable to a Latter-day Saint than eternal security in God's presence, and although God knew, as did we, that some of us would not achieve this security if we were allowed our freedom—yet the very God of heaven, who has more mercy than us all, still decreed no guaranteed security except by a man's own freedom of choice and individual initiative.

Today the devil as a wolf in a supposedly new suit of sheep's clothing is enticing some men, both in and out of the Church, to parrot his line by advocating planned government guaranteed security programs at the expense of our liberties. Latter-day Saints should be reminded how and why they voted as they did in heaven. If some have decided to change their vote they should repent—throw their support on the side of freedom—and cease promoting this subversion...

...No true Latter-day Saint and no true American can be a socialist or a communist or support programs leading in that direction. These evil philosophies are incompatible with Mormonism, the true gospel of Jesus Christ.

However, I see much more of Satan's plan in the modern Utah Republican party than anywhere. Their repeated attempts to ban everything that is a sin is the antithesis to the gospel of freedom.


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