PATIENCE FOR THOSE WHO DON’T KNOW
DON’T JUDGE PAST BEHAVIOR BY PRESENT KNOWLEDGE
Where there is no law given there is no punishment; and where there is no punishment there is no condemnation; and where there is no condemnation the mercies of the Holy One of Israel have claim upon them, because of the atonement…. For the atonement satisfieth the demands of his justice upon all those who have not the law given to them. 2 Nephi 9: 25-26
This is a sweeping and basic promise: Christ will cover with mercy all those who are with-out law—who don’t understand what God expects of them….
If adults without a sunrise are somewhat accountable, they are certainly not counted out. “O how marvelous are the works of the Lord, and how long doth he suffer with his people” His suffering isn’t mere silence. WHEN THE TIME IS RIGHT, HE SENDS UNDERSTANDING, UNTIL THEN, MERCY. (101 Powerful Promises – Wayne Brickey)