Doctrine and Covenants

Week 22: The Lord’s people & secular governments

D&C 98–99, 102, 106, 108, 134

27 March 2025

Lesson Materials

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Additional reading and links


Gordon B. Hinckley, “War and Peace,” General Conference, April 2003. President Hinckley’s remarks were given two weeks after the start of the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq.

In October 2002 General Conference, Elder Russell M. Nelson taught, “Because of the long history of hostility upon the earth, many feel that peace is beyond hope. I disagree. Peace is possible. We can learn to love our fellow human beings throughout the world. Whether they be Jewish, Islamic, or fellow Christians, whether Hindu, Buddhist, or other, we can live together with mutual admiration and respect, without forsaking our religious convictions. Things we have in common are greater than are our differences. Peace is a prime priority that pleads for our pursuit.” (“Blessed Are the Peacemakers”)