Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Exceptions Are between Individuals and the Lord

“There are exceptions to some rules. For example, we believe the commandment is not violated by killing pursuant to a lawful order in an armed conflict. But don’t ask me to give an opinion on your exception. I only teach general rules. Whether an exception applies to you is your responsibility. You must work that out individually between you and the Lord.” (Elder Dallin H. Oaks, Ensign, June 2006, p. 16)

I would add that so is the necessity to understand the nature of general rules, strive to determine their origin and proper context, and pretty much everything else related to individual faith.  Ultimately, our faith is between us, as individuals, and the Lord.  

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