umm... i think we understand the concept. haha!!
our Church is wise in participating with the gov't as much as possible to keep doors open and to allow us to freely exersize our religion.
sometimes, for our purposes, it is better to get along to go along.
for example, polygamy. instead of fighting the government and essentially going to war over this topic, the church decided it was better to just follow the laws of the land, so we could fulfill our most important purposes. had we not made that choice, the church would have been eradicated in the 1800s. now we are almost 15,000,000 strong and our materials are printed in 177 languages.
That happened over a period of 183 years.
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