in further light of bailouts…
Alma 42 reads “but there is a law given, and a punishment affixed, and a repentance granted; which repentance, mercy claimeth; otherwise, justice claimeth the creature and executeth the law, and the law inflicteth the punishment; if not so, the works of justice would be destroyed, and God would cease to be God. but God ceaseth not to be God, and mercy claimeth the penitent, and mercy cometh because of the atonement”
let’s read again, with some slight modification
“but there is a law given called Mother Nature, and a punishment affixed called a consequence, and a repentance granted if someone is merciful and willing to bail you out, which repentance mercy claimeth; otherwise, justice aka Mother Nature, claimeth the creature and executeth the law, and the law inflicteth the punishment aka laissez FAIL; if not so, the works of justice would be destoryed, and gov would cease to be gov. and yes, gov ceases to be gov, in an effort to be merciful they claim the not-so-penitent, which mercy cometh not because of any atonement, but at the expense of others…”
how does gov cease to be gov? in our efforts to buy (through taxes) protection (DOD), we end up being violated (legal plunder).
jane hires a bodyguard, and he ends up selling her virtue. poor jane.