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 those forever scarred by the memory of this violent attack and the loved ones who will have an empty chair going forward at family gatherings,...
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 think our civilization will end that way. I think it will die when we no longer care—when the spiritual forces that make us wish to...
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 society be simple or complex in its mechanical organization? It seems to me we could relieve ourselves of most of the bewilderment which so unsettles...
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 kept the commandments of the Lord. Most of the difficulty is the bid that is made by the leadership of nations to people that if they...
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 Debates, 31 January 1788 Rev. Mr Shute: Mr. President—To object to the latter part of the paragraph under consideration, which excludes a religious test, is, I...
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 read or hear the voices of distinguished Americans, we become conscious that America is at the crossroads. we stand today with the reality before us...
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 delivered at Brigham Young University on May 18, 1960.  Two Contending Forces Excerpt 1: Today two mighty forces are battling for the supremacy of the world. The destiny...
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 principles, functions, and role of government which these Founding Fathers established. I am humbly grateful to God for the blessings we all enjoy as citizens...
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 atheist, but I changed my mind, and my reasons for doing so may be of interest to you in your own personal journey and attempts...
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 THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, CONVENED AT HARTFORD, ON THE DAY OF THE ANNIVERSARY ELECTION. BY TIMOTHY STONE, A. M. PASTOR OF A...
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...