Updated on January 11, 2018
What is a Right?
I appreciated all four of the readers responding to the question about what a right is. I truly wish I could write as elegant as many of you do and was half as smart. Wow. You really do humble me with your deep thought processes and ideas. So many of you nailed it. Thank you.
Most people in the world do not understand Natural Law. It is in your scriptures for sure and the Savior taught it during His mortal ministry – just not as openly as some might wish. During His youth He was in Egypt and other places that had the mystery schools where He went to teach and was taught. Those schools taught natural law, especially the seven Hermetic laws or principles that are briefly covered in I See….Awake!. But they also taught the other Natural Laws that govern behavioral choice. These laws are what bring about consequences for our behavior, both positive and negative. One example is, “You reap what you sow.” In the D&C it talks about how we receive a blessing for obeying a law.
“There is a law, irrevocably decreed in heaven before the foundations of this world, upon which all blessings are predicated—and when we obtain any blessing from God, it is by obedience to that law upon which it is predicated.” (D&C 130:20-21)
There it is, in black and white, and real simple. Laws, decreed in heaven, before this world. Universal Law or Natural Law which is equally applied before all of creation. Have you been taught what they are? No? Why have they been hidden or occulted from you? From your answers to the question I can tell that some of you have studied this and know how to apply it. Awesome. What about the rest of us?
Could this also imply that we receive a consequence or what some might call a punishment for disobeying a Natural Law? Many would call this a karmic consequence, or just karma; we reap what we sow. As we’ve written elsewhere in the books, there is usually a time delay for the consequences. If we received an immediate negative consequence for disobedience, we’d most likely keep obeying and become such good little children that we wouldn’t learn anything. I don’t know about you, but some of my best lessons came as a result of my mistakes, errors, or sins if you prefer.
If we have had the “powers of heaven” conferred upon us and then “we undertake to cover our sins, or to gratify our pride, our vain ambition, or to exercise control or dominion or compulsion upon the souls of the children of men”, are we then subject to Natural Law? Are the Gods’ hands “tied” so they must let the consequences happen unless repentance is applied and we are washed clean with our Saviors blood through His mercy? Do the “heavens withdraw themselves; the Spirit of the Lord is grieved; and when it is withdrawn, Amen to the priesthood or the authority of that man?” Consequences anyone?
Natural or God’s Laws are not a respecter of persons. They function the same in all parts of our Father’s Kingdom, no matter what planet you find yourself on. They function equally for all people, good or evil, because the law doesn’t know or care if you are good or evil. The knowledge of these Universal moral laws allows us to take control over the effects we experience based on the actions we chose. We do have agency or free will to choose our behavior, but we cannot be insulated from the consequences of our choices or behavior. Every behavioral choice carries consequences with it. The Gods of Light have decreed it so.
The main purpose of the False Religions that run this world, meaning the Priest Class (I don’t care what religion or church), the Money or Bankers, and Government, is to control people by distracting them from an accurate understanding of Natural or God’s Law. This makes it easier for our “masters” or the ruling class to control us slaves with infighting and by keeping us “dumbed down” as to what Natural Law is and how it works.
I was going to put some of your answers here, but space is limited and our minds don’t like long blog posts I am told. “Keep it short Doug!”
The answer to the posed question was discussed briefly in I See….Awake!
“A right is an action that does not cause harm to another human being. … Our rights come from what is called God’s law, spiritual law, or even natural law. One of the main laws of God is that of agency, which declares that we have no right to impede or deny the agency of another human.”
(Chapter 7, Mind Control, p. 79)
You might want to read the entire chapter since it explains a few of the ways they have dumbed us down and do control our minds which keep us in a state of infighting or in a “fight or flight” mode. This causes a schism in the brain which makes us very controllable. How will you ever come out from under their mind control if you don’t know what they are doing to you and how they do it?
I had a teacher in high school that told us that our rights ended where someone else’s nose began. Some behaviors are Rights because they don’t cause harm to others. Other behaviors are Wrongs because they do cause harm to others. There it is, as simple as I can get it. A Right is an action that does not cause harm to another human being. A Wrong is an action that causes harm to another human being. And yes, all the other Natural Laws come into play when we exercise a right or a wrong on another person.
Hey, maybe we’ll play here for a while. Looks like a nice sandbox, no cats around.