Topical Guide/Doctrinal issues/Obedience

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Obedience and agency

Authoritarianism and Church leaders

Summary: Critics charge that the Church teaches that we should not exercise independent thought and that "When our leaders speak, the thinking has been done."

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Bishops and confession of sin

Summary: I understand that some sins need to be discussed with my bishop, and other sins can be resolved on my own with the Lord. How do I know when I should talk to my bishop?

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Old Testament penalties for disobedience

Summary: Why are Old Testament penalties for disobedience so harsh?

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