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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...

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...

‘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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Thomas Jefferson Testimonial for Reverend Charles Clay

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...

Elisha Williams: The Great End of Civil Government

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...

Civil Magistrates Must Be Just, Ruling in the Fear of God

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...

Hiroshima, Obama, and America’s Morals

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...

Foundation Principles and the Test of Right and Wrong

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...

America’s Divine Founding—Brigham Young

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...

Ezra Taft Benson: How to Best Defend the Constitution

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...

The Principle of Allegiance to the Constitution

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,...

Faithful Performance of My Duties: A Religious Obligation

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...

Socialism: The Dangerous Remedy of Crafty Agitators – Pope Leo XIII

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"...

Happiness and the False Choice

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...

J. Reuben Clark Jr.— A Christian Nation

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;...

Overcoming Evil With Good—By Stanley Griswold

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...

Quiet, Comfortable Christian or True Disciple?—Russell M. Nelson

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...

Surrender Like a Boy Scout

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...

Jonathan Swift—Essay upon the Art of Political Lying

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;...

Joseph Sewall: Nineveh’s Repentance and Deliverance

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, FOUNDING ERA SERMONS A SERMON Preach'd before His EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOUR The HONOURABLE COUNCIL AND Representatives of the Province of the Massachusetts-Bay...

Joseph Sewall: Nineveh's Repentance and Deliverance

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, FOUNDING ERA SERMONS A SERMON Preach'd before His EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOUR The HONOURABLE COUNCIL AND Representatives of the Province of the Massachusetts-Bay...

Ezra Taft Benson: Foundation and Function of Government

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, 20TH CENTURY SERMONS No people can maintain freedom unless their political institutions are founded upon faith in God and belief in the...

Brigham Young: Will the Constitution Be Saved?

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, 19th CENTURY SERMONS 1854 Speaking of a perilous war against the U.S. Constitution yet to come that had been prophesied by an American...

Abraham Williams: An Election Sermon

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, FOUNDING ERA SERMONS, ABRAHAM WILLIAMS Boston 1762 Independent and audacious enough while a student at Harvard to be known in some ministerial...

Endowed by Their Creator, by Leonard E. Read

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, 20th CENTURY BOOKS 1979, Foundation For Economic Education ALMOST EVERYONE says he favors freedom; just try to find a single individual who says...

Jonathan Dickinson on God and Atheism

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, FOUNDING ERA SERMONS BOSTON, 1741 Born in Hatfield, Massachusetts on April 22, 1688, Jonathan Dickinson studied theology at the Collegiate School of Connecticut...