Friday, April 6, 2012

Compulsion is Not to be Exercised

"There is no state or political power involved in the Lord's program of economics. Instead, it is centered in the gospel of Jesus Christ and is dependent upon man's responsiveness to the enlightening powers of God's Holy Spirit for its successful operation...

"While socialism is founded upon the state and its power, the law of consecration and stewardship is based upon mature individualism, where free and mature men covenant with God and with each other to support an economic program that develops the individual while promoting brotherhood and economic well-being among men. Compulsion is not to be exercised within the system." - from "Liberalism, Conservatism, Mormonism" by Hyrum L. Andrus (emphasis added)

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