Jodi Stoddard - Navigating Freedom
Updated: Oct 28, 2020
"Navigating Through the End-Times in a 'Free' Country."
Who is the author of Liberty? What is Freedom? President Benson's UNHEEDED warning, 40 years ago. There are so many voices today, how can we determine which voices to listen to?
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Please, remember to VOTE!
A Message From the First Presidency (link)
The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following letter in English and Spanish on October 6, 2020, to Church members in the United States in advance of that nation’s upcoming election on November 3, 2020.
Political Participation, Voting, and the Political Neutrality of the Church:
Citizens of the United States have the privilege and duty of electing office holders and influencing public policy. Participation in the political process affects their communities and nation today and in the future. We urge Latter-day Saints to be active citizens by registering, exercising their right to vote, and engaging in civic affairs.
We also urge you to spend the time needed to become informed about the issues and candidates you will be considering. Along with the options available to you through the Internet, debates, and other sources, the Church occasionally posts information about particular moral issues on which it has taken a position at www.Newsroom.ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
Principles compatible with the gospel may be found in various political parties, and members should seek candidates who best embody those principles.
While the Church affirms its institutional neutrality regarding political parties and candidates, individual members should participate in the political process. Please strive to live the gospel in your own life by demonstrating Christlike love and civility in political discourse.
Russell M. Nelson Dallin H. Oaks Henry B. Eyring
A Peaceful Reminder
I encourage each of you to study and search out what principles, priorities and policies that are embedded, commanded or condemned in our Church via our Prophet, all books of Scripture, official Church statements, Church proclamations (of the Family, etc.) that we are asked to vote for in policy as our "duty" as citizens and members of this Church.
Many of these principles are spoken about and warned through various prophecies. I would like to also give a quick summation that was spoken about by Elder Oaks (link) in our October General Conference; do not contend with anger, keep the laws, do not undermine the police's legitimate powers, NO redress of ANYTHING is okay via mobs and use peaceful means to change various policies. He says that our eternal interests should never be changed.
One more thing. I have been hearing some very troubling things from a few Saints. This being that we may need to create "Zion's Army" and take to the offensive should various things continue - whether it be dependent upon the results of the election, taking the offensive to violent rioters, etc.
PLEASE, please remember that we have been warned prophetically by many prophets that we are not to take to the offensive UNLESS authorized by the Prophet! To not heed this council may be your destruction or may keep you from fleeing to Zion. Brigham Young said, "The time is nigh when every man that will NOT take up his sword against his neighbor must needs flee to Zion." "Coming of the Lord" pg. 93
I absolutely believe in the Second Amendment just as the Pioneers did and I believe that it is absolutely imperative that we DEFEND our homes from anything that may come. But please, do not take to the offense.
I love all my readers and subscribers! Please be safe out there! God bless!