Hinckley: Jesus Christ, the God of This Land

Modern Prophets Speak, Volume I, Day 4, Hinckley

gordon b. hinckley3On the day American missiles began to fly just weeks after 9-11, President Gordon B. Hinckley, President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Saints, testified concerning the United States of America:

Great are the promises concerning this land of America. We are told unequivocally that it “is a choice land, and whatsoever nation shall possess it shall be free from bondage, and from captivity, and from all other nations under heaven, if they will but serve the God of the land, who is Jesus Christ” (Ether 2:12). This is the crux of the entire matter—obedience to the commandments of God.

The Constitution under which we live, and which has not only blessed us but has become a model for other constitutions, is our God-inspired national safeguard ensuring freedom and liberty, justice and equality before the law.

President Gordon B. Hinckley, October 2002, General Conference, as reprinted in the January 2002 Liahona