quotes tagged with 'follies'

Joseph Smith gives us four follies that must be avoided at any cost. One should never, he says, (1) aspire, for that is what Satan did to bring about his fall; (2) accuse—Satan is the devil, and diabolos means "accuser of his brethren"—never mind that the brethren are as guilty as he is; (3) contend—the first rule the Lord gave to the Nephites was, "For verily, verily I say unto you, he that hath the spirit of contention is not of me, but is of the devil, who is the father of contention, and he stirreth up the hearts of men to contend with anger, one with another" (3 Nephi 11:29); and (4) coerce, or use force to persuade.
Author: Hugh Nibley, Source: http://maxwellinstitute.byu.edu/display.php?table=transcripts&...Saved by Doc in control wickedness tyranny agency aspire power josephsmith contention aspiration pride persuasion force follies coerce compulsion unrighteousdominion accusation 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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