Called Unto Liberty

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 the knowledge of the Lord shall cover the earth as the waters do the sea, and that this day will appear upon the destruction of...
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 government of the Bay Colony, defends, quite ably and thought provokingly, the Christian doctrine and political principle that church and state ought to compliment each...
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 the faithful are not called to the public ministry; but whoever are, are called to minister of that which they have tasted and handled spiritually....
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 of Lords over altering the charter for Massachusetts. Subsequently published, Benjamin Franklin—his good friend—deems it “a masterpiece of eloquence.” Let us be content with the spoils...
CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, FOUNDING ERA, THOMAS JEFFERSON 15 August 1779 The reverend Charles Clay has been many years rector of this parish, and has been particularly known to me. During the whole course of that time his deportment has been exemplary as became a divine, and his attention to parochial duties...
CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, FOUNDING ERA SERMONS Elisha Williams, 1744 I shall first, briefly consider the Origin and End of Civil Government. First, as to the origin—–Reason teaches us that all men are naturally equal in respect of jurisdiction or dominion one over another. Altho’ true it is that children are not...
Called Unto Liberty, Founding Era Sermons, Charles Chauncy Charles Chauncy (1705–1787). The most influential clergyman in the Boston of his time and—apart from Jonathan Edwards the elder—in all New England, Chauncy was graduated from Harvard and served as pastor of the First Church in Boston for sixty years. A thoroughly...
BY DAVID BARTON The story behind America’s use of atomic weapons in World War II is one of the most fascinating in history. President Obama’s recent trip to the site in Japan of the first atomic bombing provides an excellent opportunity to become reacquainted with this remarkable narrative. The captivating...
CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, 20TH CENTURY SERMONS, ALBERT E. BOWEN Are there not, in reality, underlying, universal principles with reference to which all issues must be resolved whether the society be simple or complex in its mechanical organization? It seems to me we could relieve ourselves of most of the bewilderment...
CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, 19TH CENTURY SERMONS, BRIGHAM YOUNG It was observed this morning that the Government of the United States was the best or most wholesome one on the earth, and the best adapted to our condition. That is very true. To accuse us of being unfriendly to the Government, is...
CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, 20TH CENTURY SERMONS, EZRA TAFT BENSON Source: Excerpt from his October 1987 address: "Our Divine Constitution" (1) How then can we best befriend the Constitution in this critical hour and secure the blessings of liberty and ensure the protection and guidance of our Father in Heaven? First and foremost, we...
CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, J. REUBEN CLARK JR. God provided that in this land of liberty, our political allegiance shall run not to individuals, that is, to government officials, no matter how great or how small they may be. Under His plan our allegiance and the only allegiance we owe as...
THEY WERE BELIEVERS, JOHN QUINCY ADAMS IN compliance with an usage coeval with the existence of our Federal Constitution, and sanctioned by the example of my predecessors in the career upon which I am about to enter, I appear, my fellow-citizens, in your presence and in that of Heaven to...
CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, 19TH CENTURY SERMONS 1891 As to proposed remedies to the "misery and wretchedness pressing so unjustly on the majority of the working class" in 19th Century Europe, Pope Leo XIII in his May 15, 1891 Encyclical warned of a false and dangerous remedy being proposed by "crafty agitators"...
CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, 21ST CENTURY SERMONS The prophet Lehi declared, “If there be no righteousness there be no happiness.”1 The adversary has been successful in planting a great myth in the minds of many people. He and his emissaries declare that the real choice we have is between happiness and pleasure...
CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, 20th CENTURY SERMONS, J. REUBEN CLARK JR. 1939 This is a Christian nation. Before the Revolution it was so in accord with law; since the Revolution it has remained so in fact. We, the people of the United States, guarantee full religious freedom to all within our jurisdiction,...
CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, FOUNDING ERA SERMONS, STANLEY GRISWOLD, 1801 A Yale graduate in 1786 and Congregational clergyman at New Milford, Connecticut, Griswold led a checkered life and died of a fever at Shawneetown, Illinois Territory. He was expelled from the pulpit in 1797, allegedly because of his disbelief in human...
CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, 21ST CENTURY SERMONS August 2015, Ensign The day is gone when you can be a quiet and comfortable Christian. Your religion is not just about showing up for church on Sunday. It is about showing up as a true disciple from Sunday morning through Saturday night—24/7! There is...
BY SELWYN DUKE There has been much written about the Boy Scouts of America’s recent acceptance of openly homosexual scout masters. The organization has been raked over the coals by the right and accused of offering only a half-measure by the left. But few appreciate what the BSA has actually...
Commentary In 1710, Jonathan Swift writes an essay for The Examiner. Besides, as the vilest writer has his readers, so the greatest liar has his believers; and it often happens, that if a lie be believed only for an hour, it has done its work, and there is no farther occasion...