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Sunday February 14th 2016

‘Called Unto Liberty’

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

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

Pope Leo XIII - Photo: 1 Jan. 1898 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" in 19th Century Europe, Pope Leo XIII in his May 15, 1891 Encyclical warned of a false and dangerous remedy being proposed by "crafty [...]

Happiness and the False Choice

Happiness and the False Choice

Photo of Elder Quentin L. Cook © 2016 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. 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 a great myth in the minds of many people. He and his emissaries declare that the [...]

J. Reuben Clark Jr.— A Christian Nation

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; since the Revolution it has remained so in fact. We, the people of the United States, guarantee full religious freedom to all within our jurisdiction, whether they be non-Christian or Pagan. But [...]

Overcoming Evil With Good—By Stanley Griswold

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 life and died of a fever at Shawneetown, Illinois Territory. He was expelled from the pulpit in 1797, allegedly because of his disbelief in human depravity and for preaching [...]

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

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

Elder 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 just about showing up for church on Sunday. It is about showing up as a true disciple from Sunday morning through Saturday night—24/7! There is no such thing as a [...]

Surrender Like a Boy Scout

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 raked over the coals by the right and accused of offering only a half-measure by the left. But few appreciate what the BSA has actually done — and the BSA has no idea what it has done [...]

Jonathan Swift—Essay upon the Art of Political Lying

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; and it often happens, that if a lie be believed only for an hour, it has done its work, and there is no farther occasion for it. Falsehood flies, and Truth comes limping after it; [...]

Joseph Sewall: Nineveh’s Repentance and Deliverance

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 in New-England, on a Day of FASTING and PRAYER in the Council Chamber, Dec. 3. 1740. By Joseph Sewall, D.D. Pastor of a Church of CHRIST in Boston. Jer. [...]

Ezra Taft Benson: Foundation and Function of Government

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 existence of moral law. God has endowed, men with certain inalienable rights, and no legislature and no majority, however great, may morally limit or destroy these. The function of [...]

Brigham Young: Will the Constitution Be Saved?

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 Prophet, and the duty of the Saints in relationship to that perilous threat, Brigham Young added his own prophecy and witness: Will the Constitution be destroyed? No; it will be held [...]

Abraham Williams: An Election Sermon

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 groups as “the Grand Heretick Williams,” Abraham chose to pursue a course of caution and reasonableness after his selection for a Congregationalist pulpit in Sandwich, [...]

Endowed by Their Creator, by Leonard E. Read

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 he does not. The search would almost certainly prove fruitless. Indeed, so many declare themselves for freedom and against communism that hundreds of organizations now exist to [...]

Jonathan Dickinson on God and Atheism

Jonathan Dickinson on God and Atheism

Jonathan Dickinson (1688–1747). 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 (which later was later renamed Yale College), graduating in 1706. In 1709 Dickinson was ordained minister of the first [...]

Elder L. Tom Perry — an ‘uncommon’ life of service and enthusiasm

Elder L. Tom Perry — an ‘uncommon’ life of service and enthusiasm

Photo: © 2015 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All Rights Reserved. DESERET NEWS SALT LAKE CITY. Elder L. Tom Perry, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who championed family values with a robust voice and cheerful optimism, died May 30, 2015, in his home, from the effects of cancer. He [...]

Moses Mather On Free Agency

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 them, is the gift of God to man. The right of the donor, and the authenticity of the donation, are both incontestable; hence man hath an absolute property in, and right of [...]

Ezra Taft Benson: Counter Falsehood With The Truth

Ezra Taft Benson: Counter Falsehood With The Truth

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, 20TH CENTURY SERMONS, EZRA TAFT BENSON 1964 In October of 1964, Ezra Taft Benson identified "three great dangers that threaten the Church within." The first he said was "the flattery of prominent men in the world; the second, "false educational ideas;" and the third "sexual immorality." Concerning the threat of false [...]

Jacob Cushing: The Workings of Divine Providence

Jacob Cushing: The Workings of Divine Providence

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, FOUNDING ERA SERMONS APRIL 1778 ... That there is a God, “is the prime foundation of all religion.” We should therefore employ our utmost diligence to establish our minds in the stedfast belief of it. For when once we have firmly settled in our minds the belief of God’s being, it will mightily influence all our powers [...]

Ezra Taft Benson: Progress? Yes, But By What Means?

Ezra Taft Benson: Progress? Yes, But By What Means?

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, 20TH CENTURY SERMONS: EZRA TAFT BENSON 1962 All of us are anxious to see our country progress, but we want to know by what means. The whole American concept of progress, which has outstripped every other nation on earth, is based on certain fundamental principles which men now ask us to abandon. Certainly we are entitled [...]

Helms: Each Has a Role In America’s Spiritual Reawakening

Helms: Each Has a Role In America’s Spiritual Reawakening

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, 20th CENTURY SERMONS: SENATOR JESSE HELMS Each of us has a part to play in bringing about the great spiritual awakening that must come upon this land before we are brought to our knees by the chastisements of God. Each of us must place our hope and reliance in God, and in that hope and reliance turn our energies to [...]

Boyd K. Packer: True Love and the Procreative Power

Boyd K. Packer: True Love and the Procreative Power

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, 21ST CENTURY SERMONS, BOYD K. PACKER 2015 True love requires reserving until after marriage the sharing of that affection which unlocks those sacred powers in that fountain of life. It means avoiding situations where physical desire might take control. Pure love presupposes that only after a pledge of eternal [...]

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