quotes tagged with 'punishment'

Penalties against possession of a drug should not be more damaging than the drug itself.

Author: Jimmy Carter, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in punishment damage drugs crime jimmycarter 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Job’s example should caution us not to assume that promises made to groups of people automatically mean prosperity for every individual in that group. Individuals often live out personal tragedies quite apart from the general prosperity and happiness of their larger communities. The book of Job tells of the plight of a particular individual, not an entire covenant people. This is significant.

If we look carefully at the Bible or the Book of Mormon or modern Church history, we can find many instances of good individuals who, like Job, suffer. Think of the martyred women and children who were burned before the eyes of Alma and Amulek. (See Alma 14:7–11.) Complicating the simplistic view of retribution expressed by Job’s comforters is the fact that sometimes “the Lord suffereth the righteous to be slain that his justice and judgment may come upon the wicked.” (Alma 60:13.)

Job’s example, then, corrects unwarranted assumptions based upon the true doctrine of retribution. It reminds us that the Lord’s plan of rewards and punishment does not guarantee that only the wicked will suffer, nor does it insulate the righteous from adversity or assure them material rewards in this life. Christ, though blameless, suffered more than has any other man. If the Lord, who was perfect, had to endure affliction, should we, who are imperfect, expect to be spared from it? The only reward for righteousness that the Lord holds out unfailingly to individuals is “peace in this world, and eternal life in the world to come.” (D&C 59:23.) But even this peace must be found amid persecutions, not in their absence. (See John 14:27; John 15:20.)

Author: John S. Tanner, Source: Hast Thou Considered My Servant Job?’, Ensign, Dec 1990, 49Saved by mlsscaress in individual reward punishment peace adversity prosperity job rewards imperfect 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
...I further testify, that unless the Latter-day Saints will live their religion, keep their covenants with God and their brethren, honor the Priesthood which they bear, and try faithfully to bring themselves into subjection to the laws of God, they will be the first to fall beneath the judgments of the Almighty, for his judgment will begin at his own house.
Author: Joseph F. Smith, Source: Conference Report, April 1880, p. 96Saved by cboyack in obedience punishment judgment preparedness covenant mormonism 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Eternal punishment is God's punishment.
Author: Brigham Young, Source: Journal of Discourses Great Salt Lake City, January 12, 1862Saved by trwth in punishment journalofdiscourses 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Don't Steal - The Government Hates Competition
Author: unknown, Source: uknownSaved by uuaa in government statism punishment crime policy tencomandments stealing deatanddestructionofallhumankind 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
Author: Buddha, Source: unknownSaved by Doc in punishment anger 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Conscience warns us as a friend before it punishes as a judge.
Author: Stanislaus Leszczynski, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in warning punishment judgment conscience 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The effects of our actions may be postponed but they are never lost. There is an inevitable reward for good deeds and an inescapable punishment for bad.
Author: Wu Ming Fu, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in action effect outcome reward punishment judgment 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Our heavenly Father is more liberal in His views, and boundless in His mercies and blessings, than we are ready to believe or receive. . . . God does not look on sin with [the least degree of] allowance, but . . . the nearer we get to our heavenly Father, the more we are disposed to look with compassion on perishing souls; we feel that we want to take them upon our shoulders, and cast their sins behind our backs.
Author: Joseph Smith, Source: Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 240-1Saved by cboyack in sin judge punishment repentance mercy blessing justice 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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