Saturday, June 6, 2009

Forbidden to Preach

Mormon is speaking:
15 And I, being fifteen years of age and being somewhat of a sober mind, therefore I was visited of the Lord, and tasted and knew of the goodness of Jesus.
16 And I did endeavor to preach unto this people, but my mouth was shut, and I was forbidden that I should preach unto them; for behold they had wilfully rebelled against their God; and the beloved disciples were taken away out of the land, because of their iniquity.
17 But I did remain among them, but I was forbidden to preach unto them, because of the hardness of their hearts; and because of the hardness of their hearts the land was cursed for their sake. (Mormon 1:15-17)
For the longest time I thought Mormon was forbidden by the Lord to preach. But today I realized that the Lord wouldn’t do any such thing. The people forbade Mormon to preach. They had his mouth shut, possibly through legal proceedings or policy decisions. In any case, his religious freedom of speech was curtailed.

Hmmm. Where are we seeing this today?


Jared said...

That's a very interesting insight. Thanks for sharing it!