Religious Freedom: An Oxymoron?

During this time when religion is being treated as a fad that is long gone, and the end of religious freedom is at the doorstep, I have heard many comments about this issue. One person said that religious freedom is an oxymoron. Many people think that God’s laws are restrictive. They do not know they are actually protecting us from true bondage. Here is a picture to illustrate:

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The Way- The Doctrine of Christ

I am a Sunday School teacher for my Ward (name for a Mormon congregation). Today a gave a lesson on the doctrine of Christ. I basically had the class teach me and my co-teacher as if we were not members of the Church. One thing we discussed is why are we here? Why would God send us to a place where we can get hurt? Why does He give us rules and punishments? The answer is that we were sent here to learn. If we don’t learn we can’t progress. Like parents on earth (God is our literal spiritual Father), He has rules to keep us safe. He wants us to learn, so He gives us a choice to follow those rules or not. All our choices have consequences. Whether it be punishment or reward. Continue reading