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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

‘American Scripture’

The Lord Is Merciful

The Lord Is Merciful

American Scripture The Book of Helaman tells us what happens to those who repent and are baptized into the Church Thus we may see that the Lord is merciful unto all who will, in the sincerity of their hearts, call upon his holy name. Yea, thus we see that the gate of heaven is open unto all, even to those who will believe on the name [...]

True Freedom

True Freedom

American Scripture The power or ability to make personal choices without compulsion. In a spiritual sense, a person who repents and obeys God’s will is free from the bondage of sin through the atonement of Jesus Christ. As King Benjamin states in the Book of Mormon: And under this head ye are made free, and there is no other head [...]

The principal purpose of scripture is to testify of Christ

The principal purpose of scripture is to testify of Christ

American Scripture The principal purpose of scripture is to testify of Christ and to guide the children of God so they can come unto Him and receive eternal life (see John 5:39; 20:31; 1 Nephi 6:4; Mosiah 13:33-35). The Book of Mormon prophet Mormon taught: “Whosoever will may lay hold upon the word of God, which is quick and powerful, [...]

Just War Theory in Ancient America

Just War Theory in Ancient America

American Scripture Alma chapter 43 shows us the reasons why the Lamanites and Nephites were fighting. The Lamanites in order to subject the Nephites to bondage and gain power over them. The Nephites in order to protect their lives, lands, families, and freedom. For behold, his designs were to stir up the Lamanites to anger against the [...]

A True Account Of Two Very Different Leaders

A True Account Of Two Very Different Leaders

American Scripture The Book of Mormon records a striking contrast between two ancient American leaders, Amalickiah on the left hand and Moroni on the right. Amalickiah was a dissenter from the Nephites (a largely God fearing and faithful people) and had obtained dominion among the Lamanites (a largely blood-thirsty and spiritually benighted [...]

That Shall Ye Also Do

That Shall Ye Also Do

American Scripture In the New World, the resurrected Lord declared: “Ye know the things that ye must do in my church; for the works which ye have seen me do that shall ye also do; for that which ye have seen me do even that shall ye do.” Let us strive to bless others as we serve in the shadow of  Jesus Christ, who did nothing [...]

Trust In God, Rather Than Man

Trust In God, Rather Than Man

American Scripture The ancient American Prophet Nephi exhorted men to trust in God instead of themselves and their own strength. He wrote: Cursed is he that putteth his trust in man, or maketh flesh his arm, or shall hearken unto the precepts of men, save their precepts shall be given by the power of the Holy Ghost. When a man rolls [...]

All Converted Unto The Lord

All Converted Unto The Lord

American Scripture The ancient American Prophet Nephi (the son of Nephi--one of the Disciples of Jesus Christ). wrote this account of the unity of his people about 36 AD. And it came to pass that the thirty and fourth year passed away, and also the thirty and fifth, and behold the disciples of Jesus had formed a church of Christ in all [...]

Planting Seeds In Our Hearts

Planting Seeds In Our Hearts

American Scripture The ancient American Prophet Alma compared the word of God to a seed, and counseled the Zoramites to “give place, that a seed may be planted” in their hearts: Now, we will compare the word unto a seed. Now, if ye give place, that a seed may be planted in your heart, behold, if it be a true seed, or a good seed, if [...]

Wrestling for a remission of Sins

Wrestling for a remission of Sins

American Scripture The Book of Enos contains this interesting account of how Enos "wrestled" for a remission of his sins: And I will tell you of the wrestle which I had before God, before I received a remission of my sins. When was the last time you "wrestled" for a remission of your sins? Source: Enos 1:2; The Book of Mormon: [...]

Astronauts, Space, and Faith

Astronauts, Space, and Faith

American Minute with Bill Federer On JULY 20, 1969, Astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon, stating: "One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." Neil Armstrong, along with Colonel Buzz Aldrin, landed their lunar module, the "Eagle," and spent a total of 21 hours and 37 minutes on the moon's surface [...]

A God Of Miracles

A God Of Miracles

American Scripture The ancient American Prophet Moroni stated that God is a God of Miracles. Yet, even further, that since He is an unchangeable God, He is still a God of Miracles. And if there were miracles wrought then, why has God ceased to be a God of miracles and yet be an unchangeable Being? And behold, I say unto you he changeth [...]

The Delicious Fruit of the Word of God

The Delicious Fruit of the Word of God

American Scripture The ancient American Prophet Alma had this to say regarding the word of God: Now, we will compare the word unto a seed. Now, if ye give place, that a seed may be planted in your heart, behold, if it be a true seed, or a good seed, if ye do not cast it out by your unbelief, that ye will resist the Spirit of the Lord, [...]

Alexander Hamilton Shot in a Duel

Alexander Hamilton Shot in a Duel

American Minute with Bill Federer He intentionally fired into the air, but his political rival, former Vice-President Aaron Burr, took deadly aim and fatally shot him in a duel JULY 11, 1804. Born in the West Indies, he fought in the Revolution and was aide-de-camp to General Washington. He helped write the Constitution and convinced [...]

Alma Counters Falsehood: “All Things Denote There Is A God!”

Alma Counters Falsehood: “All Things Denote There Is A God!”

American Scripture There are many false philosophies prevalent in the world today. Indeed there are many Anti-Christ creeds taught from classroom to the workplace, in the media, in books, and sometimes even in the home. We can counter such false notions, beliefs, and philosophies by remembering how Alma countered the ancient American [...]

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