. . . Whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. - James 1:25
"Freedom is based on truth," President N. Eldon Tanner, then first counselor in the First Presidency, said at April 1978 general conference, "and no man is completely free as long as any part of his belief is based on error, for the chains of error bind his mind. . . .
"We must know and understand the doctrines in order to be obedient, and we must be obedient in order to be free. This applies to the laws of God and the laws of the land. Too often we think of freedom only as the quality or state of being free from external restraint or compulsion, and not subject to the will of another, where we have the power of choice with every person free to "do his own thing," regardless of its effect on him or others.
" . . . God's laws are based on truth and are unchangeable, and man cannot improve on them. We are blessed or punished according to our obedience."