“Preserve Their Rights and Their Privileges Yea, and Also Their Liberty”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet

“We see that war is incompatible with Christ’s teachings. The gospel of Jesus Christ is the gospel of peace. War is its antithesis and produces hate. It is vain to attempt to reconcile war with true Christianity… .

There are, however, two conditions which may justify a truly Christian man to enter- mind you, I say enter, not begin- a war: (1) an attempt to dominate and deprive another of his free agency; and (2) loyalty to his country. Possibly there is a third, viz., defense of a weak nation that is being unjustly crushed by a strong, ruthless one....”

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 3