Greetings and Salutations to All my Kith and Kin and All the Ships in Outer Space:
In our contemporary society, and throughout our public mass media outlets, we frequently hear folks say that here in the United States of America, there properly exists a separation of church and state.
While that idea might be true when referring to any other religion or any other nation, it is not the case for those of us who are members of The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints.
Thus, whether discussing the teachings of our Lord, Jesus, who is the Christ, or whether discussing the history, politics, and/or destiny of our country, adherents of the "Mormon" faith are talking about the same subject, for those two supposedly separate topics are, in fact, one and the same.
First of all, we regard the Constitution of the United States of America, as it was originally composed, as a divinely inspired document, written by men whom God raised up specifically for that purpose.
That's not just an idle statement, but it is a basic tenet of our faith.
We also regard the United States of America as the "Promised Land" repeatedly mentioned throughout our scriptures.
It was the actual location of the Garden of Eden, and at some future time, will become home to the lost ten tribes of ancient Israel.
By the way, that's also why those who adhere to the "Mormon" faith hold such high regard for the Jews and the modern State of Israel, as its history and destiny are also linked, arm in arm and side by side, with that of the United States of America and The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints.
Our holy scriptures are the King James version of the Old Testament and New Testament, the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price.
It is within the pages of our Book of Mormon, that we learn of some of the early inhabitants of the American continent, who came here from the Tower of Babel, and later on, from the Land of Israel, and who were the ancestors for many of the American Indians.
Our Book of Mormon teaches that America is the "Promised Land", a land of liberty, where no king shall rule, a land blessed above all other lands and nations, and that Jesus, who is the Christ, is the God of this land.
So long as we continue to worship Jesus Christ, who is the God of this land, we shall enjoy the blessings of freedom, and enjoy the richness of our land.
But, if we should reject the God of this land, who is Jesus Christ, then we shall forfeit our freedom, and the rich blessings of this land will be given to another people, who are more worthy.
Our Book of Mormon also teaches that after the Messiah was crucified and resurrected in Jerusalem, He came to the people dwelling in America, and He ministered to them and taught them His gospel, after which, He departed to visit other descendants of Israel located elsewhere on the globe.
Thus, we now have TWO (02) sacred books of holy scripture, the Holy Bible and the Book of Mormon, both of which testify of Jesus Christ.
These are the reasons why there is no separation of church and state when discussing issues of importance to The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints, the United States of America, the Constitution of the United States of America, the Jews, and the State of Israel.
This is why, on this web site and elsewhere on the Internet, I frequently write posts arguing for a bloody, violent, armed revolt being necessary to RESTORE our lost republic, RESTORE our Constitution of the United States of America, RESTORE the unalienable rights of the individual citizen, RESTORE independent sovereignty to the several states (including the right to secession), RESTORE our capitalist free enterprise economy, and RESTORE our traditional values of Christian family morality.
As a convert in The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints, ordained as an Elder in the Holy Priesthood after the Order of the Son Of God, this is also why I frankly question the present course of my chosen faith.
For many years, the leaders of our Church have conspired to aid and abet criminals by providing sanctuary for illegal aliens.
Because this has been a major factor in the destruction of our national economy, the leaders of our Church are, in my own personal opinion, guilty of committing high treason against the United States of America.
The betrayal of our nation is further compounded by giving aid and comfort to our enemies in time of war, through the donations of our Church to Islamic charities, much of which is then, knowingly or unknowingly, deliberately appropriated by jihadist military forces of Islam, who have openly declared their ultimate objective of annihilating the United States of America, Judaism, and Israel.
Marxist inspired "politically correct" language is now being used in all official Church publications, including such deliberately slanderous, false, divisive, and misleading terminology as "African American" and "Native American".
A few years ago, I watched a television news broadcast of our Church sending an official representative to a county commission hearing to publicly announce that our Church supports and endorses legislation barring discrimination against homosexuals in housing or employment.
Over the past several years, our Church leaders and Church policies have repeatedly been opposed to the unalienable right of the individual Church member(s) to possess and/or carry any loaded firearm(s), openly or concealed, in or on Church property, meetings, functions, or facilities, thus inviting and enhancing violent criminal activity on Church grounds (which has happened on several occasions that I personally know of).
Any perceived banning of loaded firearms by our Church is contrary to our scriptures, and in direct violation of a commandment of Jesus Christ, which we read in the Thirty-Sixth Verse of the Twenty-Second Chapter in the Gospel According To Luke, wherein our Lord counsels us:
"Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one."
So, in view of all this, some may wonder about my continued loyalty to The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints.
First of all, I have a testimony that this is the true church of Jesus Christ, and I cannot deny that testimony.
I have a testimony that the Book of Mormon is indeed the word of God, and I cannot deny that testimony.
So, when my personal faith is being challenged by the unacceptable words and actions of the current leadership of the Church, I turn for support to the Gospel According to John, Chapter Six, Verses Sixty-six through Sixty-Nine, wherein we read,
"From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.
Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?
Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.
And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God."
So, onward I go, continuing as always with "OUR ETERNAL STRUGGLE".
From your "Mormon" friends in The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints, here is a video recording of the half-hour long movie, "FINDING FAITH IN CHRIST", which, for the best effect, you'll probably want to watch in "FULL SCREEN" mode.
Additional full length motion picture productions produced by The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints can be viewed at the Mormon Channel web site.
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