Families that Discuss together, stay together

Families that Discuss together, stay together
Families that Discuss together, stay together

Thursday, September 29, 2011

In Force For Everyone, or Not?

There is a law in the universe that brings happiness or misery depending upon the adherence to that law. The law is that all things in our lives must be in order or at least reaching out to order—all things spiritually, mentally, emotionally, etc. When it is so, we find happiness and when it is not we are on the path to misery.

In my scripture reading today I came upon a scripture that makes me think of the Humanist Manifesto (the humanists do not believe in the universal laws of right and wrong, among other things). Many, including the humanists, do not want to acknowledge laws because they believe everything is relative to individual beings and situations. What do you think? Do you think that laws can change for every individual according to their own situation or are these laws straight forward for any and all?

The scripture I was aluding to above is 2 Nephi 2:13 and it says, "And if ye shall say there is no law, ye shall also say there is no sin. If ye shall say there is no sin, ye shall also say there is no righteousness. And if there be no righteousness there be no happiness. And if there be no righteousness nor happiness there be no punishment nor misery. And if these things are not there is no God. And if there is no God we are not, neither the earth; for there could have been no creation of things, neither to act nor to be acted upon; wherefore, all things must have vanished away."

While talking with our family this morning, I shared this scripture, of which is talking particularly about the law of the Atonement for salvation, but includes all the other laws of truth (laws of the universe). We talked of our family problem at hand, of going to bed late and waking up late and how this scripture related to it. It was a fascinating discussion of the old Franklin adage, "Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise." and the scripture in D&C of retiring early to our beds and waking early that our minds will be invigorated. We decided that if the law is practiced, we will indeed be strengthened in our desire to wake on time.

My opinion is that all laws are in force for everyone, no matter their situation in life and that when the laws are obeyed to a certain degree, there is happiness to a certain degree, always in proportionate amounts. What is your opinion? What are your experiences with universal law/s?
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