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God and Evil – My Answer for Michael Savage

  BY SELWYN DUKE Torture, pain, beheadings, the murder of children…. If God exists and is all good, how could He allow such suffering and evil?...

Moses Mather On Free Agency

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, FOUNDING ERA SERMONS, MOSES MATHER 1775 Free agency, or a rational existence, with its powers and faculties, and freedom of enjoying and exercising...

A Rebirth of Liberty

Individual Liberty in the Crucible of History, Part 6 CLARENCE B. CARSON, IDEAS ON LIBERTY But Surely, I will be told, even if a rebirth of...

On Angels and Demons—Selwyn Duke

BY SELWYN DUKE When actor and director Mel Gibson was asked some years ago about certain difficulties he had when making his film The Passion...

Farrell: Men or Cattle?

By Steve Farrell Missing the Mark With Religion, Part 8 There are basically two takes on homosexuality which have become the ruling dogma of the national...

Free Agency: The Divine Gift—Choose Well

Called Unto Liberty, 20th Century Sermons, David O. McKay Next to the bestowal of life itself, the right to direct that life is God’s greatest...

Luther: The Wrong Answer for Heresy, the Right Path to Faith

Called Unto Liberty, 16th Century Sermons, Martin Luther Martin Luther stated: "If fire is the right cure for heresy, then the fagot-burners are the most...

A God-Given Privilege

Called Unto Liberty, David O. McKay, 20th Century Sermons Next to life, we express gratitude for the gift of free agency. When thou didst...

Freedom: A Gospel Standard

Every present-day offering and our every decision, must be tested by Gospel standards. That is the urgent need of the day.

Free to Act for Ourselves and Not to be Acted Upon

There is also an age-old excuse: The devil made me do it. Not so! He can deceive you and mislead you, but he does not have the power to force you. Boyd K. Packer

God-given Privileges — David O. McKay

Next to life we express gratitude for the gift of free agency. When thou didst create man, thou placed within him part of thine omnipotence and bade him choose for himself. Liberty and conscience thus became a sacred part of human nature. Freedom not only to think, but to speak and to act is a God-given privilege. - David O. McKay

Agency, Reason, Property, Consent, and the Source of Authority — Moses Mather

It is evident, that man hath the clearest right, by the most indefeasible title, to personal security, liberty, and private property. And whatever is a man’s own, he hath, most clearly, a right to enjoy and defend; to repel force by force; to recover what is injuriously pillaged or plundered from him, and to make reasonable reprisals for the unjust vexation. -- Rev. Moses Mather

Almighty God Created the Mind Free — Thomas Jefferson

American Minute with Bill Federer “Each year on JANUARY 16, we celebrate Religious Freedom Day in commemoration of the passage of the Virginia Statute for...

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