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Friday February 12th 2016

‘Ezra Taft Benson’

The Indispensable Ingredient to Liberty

The Indispensable Ingredient to Liberty

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, 20TH CENTURY SERMONS, EZRA TAFT BENSON 1976 Many Americans have lost sight of the truth that righteousness is the one indispensable ingredient to liberty. Perhaps as never before in our history is our nation collectively deserving of the indictment pronounced by Abraham Lincoln in these words: “We have been the [...]

The Proper Role of Government—Ezra Taft Benson

The Proper Role of Government—Ezra Taft Benson

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, 20TH CENTURY SERMONS, EZRA TAFT BENSON 1976 During this historic celebration of our nation’s Bicentennial, it seems appropriate to say something about the principles, functions, and role of government which these Founding Fathers established. I am humbly grateful to God for the blessings we all enjoy as citizens of [...]

Major Provisions of the Constitution – Ezra Taft Benson

Major Provisions of the Constitution – Ezra Taft Benson

Called Unto Liberty, 20th Century Sermons From "The Constitution - A Heavenly Banner, by Ezra Taft Benson September 16, 1986 The major provisions of the Constitution are as follows. Sovereignty of the People First: Sovereignty lies in the people themselves. Every governmental system has a sovereign, one or several who possess [...]

Worse things can happen than getting a college degree

Worse things can happen than getting a college degree

Called Unto Liberty, 20th Century Sermons, Ezra Taft Benson Today there are much worse things that can happen to a child than not getting a full college education. In fact, some of the worst things have happened to our children while attending colleges led by administrators who wink at subversion and amorality. Said Karl G. Maeser, "I would [...]

The Present Shocking Situation

Called Unto Liberty, 20th Century Sermons, Ezra Taft Benson Here is a stern warning from Ezra Taft Benson over forty-four years ago: —Inflation has struck a serious blow to the value of the American dollar. —We continue to move in the direction of more federal intervention, more concentration of power, more spending, more taxing, [...]

Confounding False Doctrine And Laying Down Contention

Confounding False Doctrine And Laying Down Contention

Called Unto Liberty, 20th Century Sermons, Ezra Taft Benson " . . . the Book of Mormon exposes the enemies of Christ. It confounds false doctrines and lays down contention. (See 2 Ne. 3:12.) It fortifies the humble followers of Christ against the evil designs, strategies, and doctrines of the devil in our day . . . Now, we have not been using [...]

The Constitution Is A Role Model

The Constitution Is A Role Model

Called Unto Liberty, 20th Century Sermons, Ezra Taft Benson The Constitution of the United States has served as a model for many nations and is the oldest constitution in use today. “I established the Constitution of this land,” said the Lord, “by the hands of wise men whom I raised up unto this very purpose” (D&C [...]

Destiny of America Divinely Decreed

Destiny of America Divinely Decreed

Called Unto Liberty, 20th Century Sermons, Ezra Taft Benson The destiny of America was divinely decreed. The events that established our great nation were foreknown to God and revealed to prophets of old. As in an enacted drama, the players who came on the scene were rehearsed and selected for their parts. Their talent, abilities, capacities, [...]

An Attempt to Destroy the Constitution

An Attempt to Destroy the Constitution

Called Unto Liberty, 20th Century Sermons, Ezra Taft Benson In connection with the attack on the United States, the Lord told the Prophet Joseph Smith there would be an attempt to overthrow the country by destroying the Constitution. Joseph Smith predicted that the time would come when the Constitution would hang as it were by a thread, and at [...]

Communist Strategy: Centralize Power in Name of Public Welfare

Communist Strategy: Centralize Power in Name of Public Welfare

Called Unto Liberty, 20th Century Sermons, Ezra Taft Benson The socialistic-communist conspiracy to weaken the United States involves attacks on many fronts. To weaken the American free-enterprise economy which outproduced both its enemies and allies during World War II is a high-priority target of the communist leaders. Their press and other [...]

No Excuse Can Compensate for the Loss of Liberty

No Excuse Can Compensate for the Loss of Liberty

Called Unto Liberty, 20th Century Sermons, Ezra Taft Benson There is no excuse that can compensate for the loss of liberty. ... Now at our last annual conference in April, President McKay issued a statement on communism. It was printed on the editorial page of the June improvement Era and has recently been reprinted by the Deseret Book [...]

Gratitude for God, Family, and Country

Gratitude for God, Family, and Country

Called Unto Liberty, 20th Century Sermons, Ezra Taft Benson Thank God for family, for country, and for the knowledge I have that God lives, that he hears and answers prayer and that he loves his children everywhere and that he loves this great nation, America, established by men whom he inspired for that very purpose. Source: Ezra Taft [...]

Our Need to Tell the Truth and Talk Straight

Our Need to Tell the Truth and Talk Straight

Called Unto Liberty, 20th Century Sermons, Ezra Taft Benson We now need, as much as during any crisis, the kind of courageous leadership which J. W. Hamilton called for when he said: How much now we need a leadership that will tell the truth and talk straight, not about what is expedient or even what is advantageous to American interests, but [...]

How Power Centralizes in DC, Why it Must Be Stopped, and How

How Power Centralizes in DC, Why it Must Be Stopped, and How

Called Unto Liberty, 20th Century Sermons, Ezra Taft Benson The framers of our Constitution knew that many forces work toward the concentration of power at the federal level. They knew it somehow seems easier to impose so-called “progress” on localities than to wait for them to bring it about themselves. Raids on the federal treasury can be [...]

Why Rome Fell

Why Rome Fell

Called Unto Liberty, 20th Century Sermons, Ezra Taft Benson I read recently volume three of that monumental work by Will Durant, The Story of Civilization. This volume, entitled Caesar and Christ, covers the rise and fall of the Roman Empire and the coming forth of Christianity. It covers a period of 1125 years, from 800 B.C. to 325 A.D. At the [...]

State and Local Government: Key to Stopping DC Power Grab

State and Local Government: Key to Stopping DC Power Grab

Called Unto Liberty, 20th Century Sermons, Ezra Taft Benson The drift toward centralization of power is not inevitable. It can be slowed down, halted, reversed. How? By state and local governments insisting that theirs is the responsibility for problems that are essentially local and state problems—insisting upon this, with the knowledge [...]

Will The Constitution Be Destroyed?

Will The Constitution Be Destroyed?

Called Unto Liberty, Ezra Taft Benson, 20th Century Sermons In connection with the attack on the United States, the Lord told the Prophet Joseph Smith there would be an attempt to overthrow the country by destroying the Constitution. Joseph Smith predicted that the time would come when the Constitution would hang as it were by a thread, and at [...]

America—The Lord’s Base of Operations

America—The Lord’s Base of Operations

Called Unto Liberty, Ezra Taft Benson, 20th Century Sermons To us, this is not just another nation, not just a member of the family of nations. This is a great and glorious nation with a divine mission and a prophetic history and future. It has been brought into being under the inspiration of heaven. . . . God has kept this great nation, as [...]

When a Man Stands for Freedom He Stands For God

When a Man Stands for Freedom He Stands For God

Called Unto Liberty, Ezra Taft Benson, 20th Century Sermons When a man stands for freedom he stands for God. And as long as he stands for freedom he stands with God. And were he to stand alone he would still stand with God. Source: Ezra Taft Benson, as quoted in his book,  "An Enemy Hath Done This," p. xi, 1969.

Three Tests to Avoid Being Deceived

Three Tests to Avoid Being Deceived

Called Unto Liberty, Ezra Taft Benson, 20th Century Sermons, 1963 May I suggest three short tests to avoid being deceived, both pertaining to this freedom struggle and all other matters. First, what do the standard works have to say about it? “To the law and to the testimony: If they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no [...]

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