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Wednesday September 2nd 2015

‘Called Unto Liberty’

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 [...]

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