War See also Peace A battle or armed conflict; fighting with weapons. The Lord approves of war only as a last means for His Saints to defend their families, property, rights, privileges, and freedoms (Alma 43:9, 45–47). Moroni sought to defend his people, his rights, his country, and his religion, Alma 48:10–17. Joseph Smith received a revelation and prophecy on war, D&C 87. Renounce war and proclaim peace, D&C 98:16, 34–46. We believe that men are justified in defending themselves, their friends, and property, and the government, D&C 134:11. We believe in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law, A of F 1:12.