Called Unto Liberty

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...