Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

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obey their parents; and to influence them to  embrace any religious faith, or be baptised, or  leave their parents without their consent, is  unlawful and unjust. We believe that hus bands, parents and masters who exercise con trol over their wives, children, and servants  and prevent them from embracing the truth,  will have to answer for that sin.
 
Section 110 • Declaration of Belief, circa August 1835 [D&C 134]
SECTION CX.
 
OF GOVERNMENTS AND LAWS IN  GENERAL.
 
That our belief, with regard to earthly gov ernments and laws in general may not be  misinterpreted nor misunderstood, we have  thought proper to present, at the close of this  volume, our opinion concerning the same.
1 We believe that governments were in stituted of God for the benefit of man, and  that he holds men accountable for their acts  in relation to them, either in making laws or  administering them, for the good and safety  of society.
2 We believe that no government can ex ist, in peace, except such laws are framed and  held inviolate as will secure to each individ ual the free exercise of conscience, the right  and control of property and the protection of  life.
3 We believe that all governments neces sarily require civil officers and magistrates to  enforce the laws of the same, and that such  as will administer the law in equity and jus [p. 440]
obey their parents; and to influence them to embrace any religious faith, or be baptised, or leave their parents without their consent, is unlawful and unjust. We believe that husbands, parents and masters who exercise control over their wives, children, and servants and prevent them from embracing the truth, will have to answer for that sin.
 
Section 110 • Declaration of Belief, circa August 1835 [D&C 134]
SECTION CX.
 
OF GOVERNMENTS AND LAWS IN GENERAL.
 
That our belief, with regard to earthly governments and laws in general may not be misinterpreted nor misunderstood, we have thought proper to present, at the close of this volume, our opinion concerning the same.
1 We believe that governments were instituted of God for the benefit of man, and that he holds men accountable for their acts in relation to them, either in making laws or administering them, for the good and safety of society.
2 We believe that no government can exist, in peace, except such laws are framed and held inviolate as will secure to each individual the free exercise of conscience, the right and control of property and the protection of life.
3 We believe that all governments necessarily require civil officers and magistrates to enforce the laws of the same, and that such as will administer the law in equity and jus [p. 440]
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