The Doctrine Of Jesus Christ

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“Perhaps thou shalt say: The man has brought upon himself his misery; therefore I will stay my hand, and will not give unto him of my food that he may not suffer, for his punishments are just...whosoever doeth this the same hath great cause to repent” (The Book of Mormon Mosiah 4:16). This progressive quote promotes social welfare and an idea of charity and love that many mainstream Republicans today do not support. Believe it or not, this is not a statement recently made on some left-wing political talk show, this is directly from the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This same message is echoed throughout all the books of scripture. The doctrine of Jesus Christ teaches the principles of compassion, equality, forgiveness, tolerance, and most importantly love; the political ideology that sides with these ideals is on the left. Stephen Colbert said, “If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn 't help the poor, either we have to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we 've got to acknowledge that He commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition and then admit that we just don 't want to do it.” The teachings of Jesus Christ do not contradict liberal beliefs, therefore we, as His disciples, should be more open to non-conservative political ideals. “For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in” (King James Version Matthew 25:35). This verse emphasizes one of Christ 's…

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