Understanding the Scriptures
|Preamble(section heading)||Explanation of purpose at the beginning of a formal written document|
|Instituted(vv. 1, 4)||Established, started|
|Inviolate(v. 2)||Sacred, unbreakable|
|Magistrates(vv. 3, 6)||Public officials who administer the law|
|Republic(v. 3)||A government given authority by the people, who choose representatives to make and administer the law|
|Sovereign(v. 3)||King, monarch, ruler|
|Amenable(v. 4)||Accountable, responsible|
|Infringe upon(v. 4)||Interfere with, limit, violate|
|Prescribing(vv. 4, 6)||Establishing|
|Dictate forms(v. 4)||Determine the exact way it will be done|
|Suppress(v. 4)||Limit, restrict|
|Are bound(v. 5)||Have a moral responsibility|
|Inalienable(v. 5)||Undeniable, beyond the power of anyone or anything to change or withhold|
|Sedition(vv. 5, 7)||Disloyalty to the government, action that promotes rebellion|
|Deference(v. 6)||Compliance, submission|
|Anarchy(v. 6)||Lawlessness, the absence of rules and government|
|Regulating(v. 6)||Directing, governing|
|Proscribe, proscribed(vv. 7, 9)||Hinder, forbid|
|Conspiracy(v. 7)||Secretly working together to do damage to or overthrow the government|
|Breach(v. 8)||Disturbance, violation of the law|
|Redress(v. 11)||Set right that which is morally wrong|
|Encroachments(v. 11)||Unlawful intrusions|
|Exigency(v. 11)||Emergency, immediate necessity|
|Servitude(v. 12)||Bondage, slavery|
Studying the Scriptures
Do activity A as you studyDoctrine and Covenants 134.
Apply the Scriptures
Doctrine and Covenants 134contains beliefs and principles that can apply to many different situations. Consider the following imaginary incidents and explain a belief or principle fromDoctrine and Covenants 134that would apply to each one:
A woman stole some money from her employer. She felt bad about what she had done and confessed to her bishop. What restoration should take place to help her repent?
A man was excommunicated from the Church. He was very upset and told some news reporters that the Church had no right to deny him membership.
A group of youths thought it would be fun to break windows. You were driving home with a friend when you saw them. Your friend said to ignore it because it was none of your business. What should you do?
Write two more situations of your own based on any verse inDoctrine and Covenants 134.