Defending the Judeo-Christian Heritage, limited government, and the American Constitution
Tuesday July 28th 2015

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S.E.M., Vol. 1, No. 7
Federalist 69 - by Alexander Hamilton. 1. What are the chief characters in regards to the President as outlined in the proposed Constitution? 2. Why does Hamilton believe the term of office for a President should be longer than three years? 3. What was the term of office for the king of England and what, in your opinion, is the potential for abuse in such a term? Would the term of office of the king of England present any advantages - in the Founders experience and in your opinion - over over the new American system? Read all of the questions and post your response at our new resource Self-Educated Man

‘Called Unto Liberty’

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 [...]

Robert D. Hales: Our Duty to Defend Religious Liberty

Robert D. Hales: Our Duty to Defend Religious Liberty

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, 21ST CENTURY SERMONS, ROBERT D. HALES 05 April 2015 As we walk the path of spiritual liberty in these last days, we must understand that the faithful use of our agency depends upon our having religious freedom. … There are four cornerstones of religious liberty: The first cornerstone of religious liberty is [...]

Thomas Jefferson Testimonial for Reverend Charles Clay

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 known to me. During the whole course of that time his deportment has been exemplary as became a divine, and his attention to parochial duties unexceptionable. In the earliest [...]

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