I refute them as they have no basis anymore than any other made up code in the absence of a superior moral law maker.
I already disproved that as morality goes beyond secular law which in my case is far below my set of morals which are rigid and lengthy. Governments are usually renown for their corruption and immorality. While my church is not and is better ran than any government and outdoes it in every test.
No, I think all denote our inhertant levels of moral awareness. As there is truth in many religions and philosophies, and the teachings of many different great religious leaders have raised the spiritual and moral awareness of humanity throughout history.
Therefore morality may split off in many streams but there is one source of the highest good until you reach pure religion. The story of mankind has been one of growing moral comprehension line upon line, precept upon precept until all is revealed.
The call of my creator.
We do not give him authority, it is his as the supreme intelligence. What is the purpose of moral principles? There is a purpose and if you understand that purpose then you will understand why God is obviously the best person to look to on that matter.
See..."facts have no moral judgement. They merely state what is. Not what we think of them, not what we feel. They just are."
Simple questions don't have simple answers.
Letting all man perish would have been a greater evil but I've already answered this as it does not violate the rule. We are commanded to love and sacrifice is the greatest act of love. Therefore it does not violate the law...it fufills it.
13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15
"5 And men are instructed sufficiently that they know good from evil. And the law is given unto men. And by the law no flesh is justified; or, by the law men are cut off. Yea, by the temporal law they were cut off; and also, by the spiritual law they perish from that which is good, and become miserable forever.
6 Wherefore, redemption cometh in and through the Holy Messiah; for he is full of grace and truth.
7 Behold, he offereth himself a sacrifice for sin, to answer the ends of the law, unto all those who have a broken heart and a contrite spirit; and unto none else can the ends of the law be answered." - 2nd Nephi 2
The law exists for a purpose linked to everything.
Yes, even the flood was an act of mercy for all mankind. And I have a vastly different conception of hell then the mainstream misconception of christianity. The mainstream concept I reject, before you start mocking it, since i likely share some of your criticism of it's flaws.
"12 For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth..."
In the context of the full letter from 200 years ago I assure you that is not what he was saying. As he used the same language in talking to women about men.
The Trinity does make far less sense than the Non-Trinity beliefs. Hence why I hold to the second.
Volenteered along with Satan. They both had very different concepts in mind for the future of mankind. The Father choose Christ along with 2/3rds of the hosts of heaven and then Satan and his 1/3rd rebelled and were cast down.
There is a world of difference between knowing the commandments and following them.
Yes the spirit world is here and all things were created spiritually before they were physically. Hence we are both spiritual and physical beings.
Now back to sacrifice. From a theological view.
From an intelligent philosphical secular view from Dr Jordan Petersons lectures.