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Harry Truman: Freedom’s Religious Roots, Morality and the Law, and Making the Case for...

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, PRESIDENT HARRY TRUMAN Address at the Cornerstone Laying of the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, April 3, 1951 The essential mission of the...

Your Religion in NONE of My Business! – Part 4 of 4

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … I never will, by any word or act, bow to the shrine of intolerance, or admit a right of enquiry into...

Alter America’s Devotion to Family, Religion, and Morality and her Constitution Is Undone

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, FRANCIS GRUND, 1837 I consider the domestic virtue of the Americans as the principal source of all their other qualities. It acts...

An American Monument

BY T.F. STERN While reading the scriptures this afternoon, in the Old Testament from the Book of Joshua that were part of this past Sunday’s...
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None Were with Him – An Apostle’s Easter Thoughts on Christ

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Jesus Trumps All the Moral Philosophers!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I had promised some day to write … my view of the Christian system … a general view of the moral...

Let Us Have Peace – J. Reuben Clark Jr. – 11/22/1947

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, 20TH CENTURY SERMONS, J. REUBEN CLARK, JR. The international gospel of the Founding Fathers was forecast by Jefferson in 1793. It was...

Denying Spiritual Man

THEY WERE BELIEVERS - WITH STEVE FARRELL The apostle Paul prophesied the time would come when man's "conscience seared with a hot iron." (1) Part...

Come Follow Me

BY T.F. STERN In the movie, Always, there’s a scene where a mechanic is working on a service vehicle used at a small private air...

To the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States, May 1789—George...

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, GEORGE WASHINGTON On May 26, 1789, the General Assembly of Presbyterian Churches in the United States meeting in Philadelphia, PA sent an...

Reflections on Old Age, Self-Mastery, and the Resurrection – Ben Franklin, 23 May 1785

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Franklin letter to George Whatley, 23 May 1785, from Passy, France I AM not acquainted with the saying of Alphonsus, which...

A Species of Robbery—John Taylor, 1852

JOHN TAYLOR, CALLED UNTO LIBERTY There is also another political party, who desire, through the influence of legislation and coercion, to level the world. To...

500 Years of Religious Liberty…will it make it another 500 years?

BY ALLEN WEST I reiterate my sincere condolences and prayers for those who so tragically had their lives taken from them in Las Vegas. To...

America’s Greatest Threat – Ezra Taft Benson, April 1968

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, EZRA TAFT BENSON I do not believe the greatest threat to our future is from bombs or guided missiles. I do not...

For Grown up, Mature, Civilized People—Morality is the Answer

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, ALBERT E. BOWEN Are there not, in reality, underlying, universal principles with reference to which all issues must be resolved whether the...

Precedent—the Pathway to Sin, Suffering and Slavery

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, THOMAS JEFFERSON A departure from principle in one instance becomes a precedent for a second; that second for a third; and so...

The Great & Unique Advantages of a Christian Education – John Adams – August...

THEY WERE BELIEVERS WITH STEVE FARRELL On August 14, 1796 Vice President John Adams reflecting on the importance of a Christian education, sets it down...

Houston… All is well! All is well!

BY T.F. STERN Where to begin, oh where to begin…  How about Shakespeare’s famous St. Crispin’s Day speech; that might set the tone.  I’ll cut...

‘Something for Nothing’ Does Not Work – George Albert Smith, Oct 1950

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, 20th CENTURY SERMONS, GEORGE ALBERT SMITH OCTOBER 1950 Most of the nations are losing the liberties they have had because they have not...

Our Government Rests Upon Religion – President Calvin Coolidge – 15 Oct 1924

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, PRESIDENT CALVIN COOLIDGE Address at the Unveiling of the Equestrian Statue of Bishop Francis Asbury, Washington, DC, October 15, 1924 This occasion cannot...

Rev. Daniel Shute: On Religious Tests, 1788

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, AMERICAN FOUNDING ERA, REV. DANIEL SHUTE Reverend Daniel Shute defends the proposed U.S. Constitution and specifically its prohibition of religious tests—Massachusetts Ratification...

The Declaration of Independence: A Spiritual Manifesto

Called Unto Liberty, Ezra Taft Benson, This Nation Shall Endure As we read the newspapers and other printed materials, listen to television and radio, and...

Ben Franklin: Have We Now Forgotten That Powerful Friend?

Liberty Letters, Benjamin Franklin In the beginning of the contest with Great Britain, when we were sensible of danger, we had daily prayers in this...

Two Contending Forces

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, 20TH CENTURY SERMONS, DAVID O. MCKAY Excerpt 1: from address delivered in Salt Lake City on July 18, 1953. Excerpt 2: from address...

The Proper Role of Government—Ezra Taft Benson

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, 20TH CENTURY SERMONS, EZRA TAFT BENSON 1976 During this historic celebration of our nation’s Bicentennial, it seems appropriate to say something about the...

Benjamin Franklin On Titles of Honor

THEY WERE BELIEVERS WITH STEVE FARRELL In the writing and later ratification of the Constitution of the United States, the American Founding generation demonstrated their...

Only One True History — John Jay

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, WITH STEVE FARRELL On the 28th of 1787, American Founding Father and First Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, John Jay,...

From atheism to Christianity: a personal journey

BY PHILIP VANDER ELST Do you find it difficult to believe in God or accept the claims of Christianity? I did, when I was an...

The Conditions Upon Which Our Constitution Will Stand or Fall

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, JOHN ADAMS While our country remains untainted with the principles and manners which are now producing desolation in so many parts of...

Impressed on the sense of every man …

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, THOMAS JEFFERSON ...ur, right to life, liberty, the use of our faculties, the pursuit of happiness, is not left to the feeble...

Election Sermon, by Rev. Timothy Stone, Hartford CT, 1792

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, REV. TIMOTHY STONE ELECTION SERMON, MAY 10TH, 1792 A SERMON, PREACHED BEFORE HIS EXCELLENCY SAMUEL HUNTINGTON, ESQ. L.L.D. GOVERNOR, AND THE HONORABLE...

To Have Our Names Enrolled in the Annals of Heaven – 9 Nov 1772

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, JAMES MADISON Madison letter to William Bradford, 9 November 1772 My Dear Billey, You moralize so prettily that if I were to judge from...

Indispensable Public Need: Train Up Youth In Wisdom and Virtue

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN 23 August 1750 I think with you, that nothing is of more importance for the public weal, than to form and...

John Leland: Religious Liberty Promotes Greatest Revival of True Religion

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, FOUNDING ERA SERMONS: JOHN LELAND 1791 Divines generally inform us that there is such a time to come (called the Latter-Day Glory) when...

Authority in Magistrates, Liberty in the People, Purity in the Church – John Cotton

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, 17TH CENTURY SERMONS John Cotton, 1636 In 1636 letter to Lord Say and Seale, John Cotton, addressing concerns about the theocratic tendencies in the...

John Woolman’s Ministry: Learning to Suppress ‘My’ Will

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, JOHN WOOLMAN From an inward purifying, and steadfast abiding under it springs a lively operative desire for the good of others. All...

A Struggle Designed by Providence

THEY WERE BELIEVERS WITH STEVE FARRELL George Washington, 1778 On 15 October 1778, General George Washington, Commander In Chief of the Continental Army, responds by letter...

John Winthrop On Liberty

The covenant between you and us is the oath you have taken of us ... that we shall govern you and judge your causes by the rules of God's laws and our own...

Jonathan Shipley’s Speech—1774

Background of the American Revolution Following the Boston Tea Party, Dr. Jonathan Shipley—Bishop of St. Asaph—writes a speech intended for the debate in the House...