SOCIAL NORMS & TABOOS, ARE THEY COMMANDMENTS OF GOD?



In respect to Christ's admonition:
Matthew 22:36 & 39
36 Master, which [is] the great commandment in the law?

39 And the second [is] like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour (sic)as thyself.


and

Mark 12:31
31 And the second [is] like, [namely] this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour(sic) as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.


we are to try to get along, work together, respect and love oneanother. In that regard, just as we are to treat our neighbor as we wouldwant to be treated meaning we are not to force him to do anything, leastwise to compel his to comply with our wishes, we are also not to offendour neighbor! Yes! In that regard, but only in that regard, social normsand taboos are a commandments of God. But at the same time, it is an evengreater is the violation of this same commandment by one neighbor by beingconsiderate of their neighbor -- not showing love -- but compelling himor her to comply with an irrational, conscionable and in some regards,inhumane request much like the Communists.

However, are there explicit commandments enunciated in so many wordsby God, e.g. that social taboo "x" is against God? No! There is no suchcommandment and God would never say such a time!

Take for example the taboo in the 60's that a boy was to never havesex with a girl until they are married! Why? For years, all I heard wasthat sex with a female was filthy and against God. 'Fine,' I thought, 'Iwon't have sex with girl."

However, other than a couple social commentaries in the Bible and Bookof Mormon, nobody has been able to come up with a scripture in which Godsaid, "Thou shalt not...." And God won't say that, because He said, "Itis not proper nor the will of the Father that I command man in all things."Heterosex before and between two unmarried people, will almost absurdlyresult in the pregnancy of the female and the birth of a new infant life.But, is it a violation of God's law? Let's review!

Under Christianity, and Islam -- Muhammad taught and Muslims believethat Christ "was given the gospel to give to man" -- we read where Christsaid there are basically only two commandments man should comply with,"

Matthew 22:37-40
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thyheart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

38 This is the first and great commandment.

39 And the second [is] like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour (sic)as thyself.

40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets


That means that while man has numerous social commentaries admonishinghim against engaging in fornication, there is no commandment from God tothe supporting the commentary. True, unless both are willing to enduremore and greater hardships, they both can forget about certain thing ifhappening, in fact, those were their plans. However, as long as they bothtake responsibility for their act and treat one another as they would wantto be treated, e.g. they marry and provide a loving stable environmentfor the baby, neither has not violated "the second" great commandment.

It behooves man to be honest with their children and tell them the completetruth as well as the consequences of an act regardless of what that actis. To do otherwise is a lie! Be honest with them and tell them while extremelyenjoyable, it can and will ruin your chances to become what you want tobecome. Admonish them that it is best to utilize God's gift of homosexualityuntil it is time and they both feel it time to get married (see TheBook of The Millennial Dispensation Chapter 8 or SpecialRevelation in these Journalsof Discourses)! We are to try to get along, work together, respectand love one another. In that regard, just as we are to treat our neighboras we would want to be treated meaning we are not to force him to do anything,least wise to compel his to comply with our wishes, we are also not tooffend our neighbor! Yes! In that regard, but only in that regard, socialnorms and taboos are a commandments of God. But at the same time, it isan even greater is the violation of this same commandment by one neighborby being considerate of their neighbor -- not showing love -- but compellinghim or her to comply with an irrational, conscionable and in some regards,inhumane request much like the Communists.
 
 

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